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This course introduces important fundamentals of organic chemistry. You will gain a firm grounding in NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry which are vital analytical tools to determine if the correct organic molecule has been synthesised. Biological chemistry such as DNA/RNA and genome sequencing will be introduced. Organic synthesis lectures will concentrate on chemistry of the carbonyl group, aromatic synthesis and pericyclic reactions.
Students will gain expertise in the synthesis of a number of different organic compounds such as dyes, compounds that change colour with temperature and an antibiotic during the laboratory practicals which accompany this course.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
NMR and Mass spectroscopy
Organic synthesis; Basic mechanisms and synthetic methods
Chemistry of the carbonyl group; Synthetic strategies. Aromatic synthesis and methodology.
Pericyclic reactions, sigmatropic rearrangements and frontier orbitals.
Biological chemistry: Introduction to DNA/RNA, gene, genome sequence, bioinformatics and protein chemistry. Enzymes as biocatalysts in the biotransformation industry.
This course cannot be taken with CM 3533.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%). Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) plus carried over in-course assessment (33.3%).
Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.
Informal feedback will be given to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.