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Course unit
SC01122922, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1169, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ADAVNCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIULIA MARINA LICINI CHIM/06
Other lecturers CRISTIANO ZONTA CHIM/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Target skills and knowledge: The course provides the tools necessary to address and solve problems related to reactivity and (stereo) selection of catalytic processes (metal catalysts , organocatalysis and biocatalysis) for the formation of CH, CC and C-heteroatom bonds.
Examination methods: The oral exam will focus on the content of the course and on the discussion of a recent literature work relevant to the topics objective of the course. A written exam in order to verify the correct acquisition of the fundamental concepts of the course could be delivered.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will consist on the comprehension of the arguments and the acquisition of concepts and technologies discussed during the course. The ability to apply these concepts and technologies for the understanding and exposure of a recent work of literature relevant to the course contents will be also verified.
Course unit contents: The course consists into two parts : the first part we will study the theoretical aspects of stereochemistry (symmetry , chirality , stereogenic , stereoisomerism) , the principles of stereoselective synthesis , and the methods that can be used to assess the stereochemical outcome of a stereoselective reaction. In the second part the (stereo) selectivity of a series of organic reactions will be examined, in particular the (stereo)selective catalysis (metal catalysts , organic and organo catalysts) leading to the formation of CH , CC and C - heteroatom bonds. For each class of reactions possible models that rationalize the course of the reaction and the stereo selection will be examined
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of lectures , seminars for leading scientists working in the field and visits to local chemical industries. All these activities are aimed at the acquisition of basic concepts related to (stereo)selective catalysis and at the application of these concepts in fundamental and applied research and in the industry.
Additional notes about suggested reading: slides and summaries on the web e-learning (Moodle DISC)
Literature articles and reviews
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Patrick J. Walsh, Marisa C. Kozlowski, Fundaments of Asymmetric Synthesis. Sausalito, California, USA: University Science Books, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Eliel and Wilen, Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds. --: Wiley, 1994. testo disponibile in biblioteca e da usare per consultazione Cerca nel catalogo
  • Kurt Mislow, Introduction to stereochemistry. Mineola, NY USA: Dover Publication Inc, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo