School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Bioorganic Chemistry

Module code: CHE307

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 16: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 6, 10, 11: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE302U

This module reviews the chemistry of some important biomolecules, including: peptide chemistry (the synthesis, properties and reactions of aminoacids, and their combination to give peptides); sugar chemistry (sugar nomenclature, sugar protection protocols and synthetic manipulations); nucleosides and nucleotides (representation of DNA and RNA structures, the significance of the purine and pyrimidine ring systems noncovalent interactions, and an introduction to the synthesis and sequencing of oligonucleotides).

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 6