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SC02119332, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1170, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge PAOLO MARIA SCRIMIN CHIM/06

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 20/01/2014 30/11/2020 SCRIMIN PAOLO MARIA (Presidente)
MANCIN FABRIZIO (Membro Effettivo)
PRINS LEONARD JAN (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Organic chemistry 1-3, in particular, ionic reactions leading to the formation of the C-C bond, electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions, and reduction and oxidation reactions of carbonylic derivatives.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is divided into two parts. In the first one, it is aimed to provide the students with the instruments to apply organic chemistry to the synthesis of organic molecules even those of some complexity. The chemistry utilized is mostly that of carbanions. In the second part, new reactions leading to the formation of C-C bonds via metal catalysis will be studied. Stereoselective oxidations will be also studied. All the above new methodologies will allow the student to further improve his/her synthetic tools.
Examination methods: Two written tests: in the firs one the student has to provide the retrosynthesis and synthesis of three organic molecules while the secon one includes theory as well as retrosynthesis and synthesis based on it.
Assessment criteria: The average of the tests scores
Course unit contents: 1. Design of an organic synthesis; retrosynthetic analysis; transformation of the functional groups. Routes of disconnection of the organic molecules (disconnection of one and two functional groups), synthetic equivalents (synthons) retrosynthetic analysis according to the molecular target, protecting groups.
2. Transformation of functional groups by means of catalytic processes. Formation of metal-catalyzed carbon-carbon bond. Catalytic oxidation processes. Stereoselective catalytic processes. Applications to advanced organic synthesis (Part II).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Class practice with given examples. Discussion of home work. All material discussed in the classroom is available to students in the Moodle platform of the course
Additional notes about suggested reading: Handouts and lecture notes, because there is no single text that includes the variety of topics covered.

Reference books:
I. March, “Advanced Organic Chemistry”, McGraw-Hill.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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