Advanced Synthetic Methods (855C1)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
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.
44%: Practical (Workshop)
30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 25 hours of contact time and about 125 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: