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Details for Course KAS003F Advanced Organic Synthesis

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  • KAS003F
  • Temporary
Course Name
  • Advanced Organic Synthesis
Course Extent
  • 7.5
Type of Instruction
  • Third-cycle course
Administrative Information
  • 7719 (Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (CAS))
  •  -09-19
  • Mats Ohlin

Current Established Course Syllabus

  • English
  • If sufficient demand
  • The course aims to deepen and broaden the students knowledge of modern synthetic methods. The course will broadly cover synthetic methods with respect to their mechanisms and frontier orbital descriptions. Specifically, the course will cover oxidations and reductions, functional group interconversions, carbon-carbon bond forming reactions, fundamental transition metal catalysis, cycloadditions, rearrangements, aromatic chemistry, and vissa applications in multi-step synthesis.
  • Lectures are given on broadly selected topics in advanced organic synthesis. A mandatory seminar is associated with each lecture. Assignments for the seminars will be handed out. Individual hand in assignments may replace or compliment seminars. Each student will present a 25 minute in-depth lecture on a topic within the course. Part of the presentation assignment is to give constructive feedback on a peer presentation.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • describe a broad range of organic reactions using arrow mechanisms and frontier orbital theory.
    describe how different reagents and conditions can be used to influence the chemo- and diastereoselectivity of organic reactions.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • apply insight in reaction mechanisms and frontier orbital theory to predict reaction outcomes in terms of chemo- regio-, and diastereoselectivity.
    apply modern chemical reactions to propose resonable multi-step synthetic routes to defined target molecules of moderate complexity.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • evaluate the choice of a particular reagent or strategy for a given synthetic problem.
    evaluate different synthetic approaches from a chemo- and stereoselectivity perspective.
    discuss the scope and limitations of reactions in organic synthesis.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Exercises
  • Project
  • Self-study literature review
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Written assignments
  • Seminars given by participants
  • Miscellaneous
  • Active participation in lectures, seminars, and exercises (passed/not passed).
    Attendance on presentation assignments by other students (passed/not passed)
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • Admitted to PhD education
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • KEMM01 or equivalent. Formative exams may be used to evaluate adequate prior knowledge.
Selection Criteria
  • None. All students are admitted.
  • Carey, F. A. & Sunberg, R. J.: Advanced Organic Synthesis. Springer, 2007. ISBN 9780387683546.
Further Information
  • The course is given if the participants are at least five students
Course code
  • KAS003F
Administrative Information
  •  -09-19
  • Mats Ohlin

All Established Course Syllabi

1 course syllabus.

Valid from First hand in Second hand in Established
Autumn 2018 2018‑09‑18 16:38:36 2018‑09‑18 18:18:50 2018‑09‑19

Current or Upcoming Published Course Occasion

Course Syllabus
  • Autumn 2018
Course Occasion
  • 2024-03-01
  • Start date is approximate.
  • 2024-08-30
  • Lund
  • 25% of full time
Course Coordinator
  • Professor Ulf Nilsson
Application Information
Administrative Information
  •  - - 

All Published Course Occasions

2 course occasions.

Course code ▲ Course Name ▽ Division ▽ Established ▽ Course syllabus valid from ▽ Start Date ▽ End Date ▽ Published ▽
KAS003F Advanced Organic Synthesis Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (CAS) Autumn 2018 2018‑09‑18 (approximate) 2019‑01‑31
KAS003F Advanced Organic Synthesis Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (CAS) Autumn 2018 2024‑03‑01 (approximate) 2024‑08‑30

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