Advanced Synthetic Methods (855C1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module explores the latest advances in Organic Synthesis. It is based on recent findings in the subject, combining lectures with workshops, research talks, directed and independent reading and a critical work. Lectures will deal with strategy in advanced organic synthesis and the use of new organometallic reagents and catalysts for the formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds, with a focus on the mechanisms involved in key chemical transformations and the limits of current capability. Workshops will provide a discussion forum for problem-solving activities and analysis using targets of biological and industrial interest.

Teaching

44%: Lecture
44%: Practical (Workshop)
12%: Seminar

Assessment

30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 25 hours of contact time and 125 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.