School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

Module code: CHE405U

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Contact: Dr Xacobe Cambeiro
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is designed to give you a detailed understanding of stereochemistry, an appreciation of the relevance of this topic to the activity and regulatory requirements of small-molecule pharmaceuticals, and a detailed knowledge of the methods available to generate single enantiomers of pharmaceutical relevance. Furthermore the module will provide you with an overview of the principles, practicalities and applications of contemporary catalytic methodology of relevance to drug discovery and manufacture within the pharmaceutical industry. The aim is to furnish you with sufficient knowledge that you will be able to appraise and develop synthetic strategies for the synthesis of complex organic molecules using catalytic methodology.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 7