(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This course deals with the synthetic aspects of organic chemistry: oxidations, reductions, concerted reactions, stereoselectivity, synthetic equivalents, and protecting groups. The reaction types will then be used in planning efficient synthetic pathways towards important complex target molecules such as clinical drugs and natural products. The laboratory component will emphasize isolation, purification, and characterization of major and minor products from selected syntheses.
Prerequisites: Chemistry 2102 with a grade of C- or higher.