Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry (F1173)
15 credits, Level 6
This module aims to familiarise you with the important modern methods used in industry and academia for the synthesis of carbon-carbon bonds in organic compounds.
You will gain a mechanistic understanding of the underlying chemistry for each method. Each case will be illustrated with examples taken from methods reported in the scientific literature.
By the end of the module you will be in a position to design a synthetic route to novel chemical structures. This will be assessed through a problem set and an unseen examination.
15%: Practical (Workshop)
30%: Coursework (Problem set)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 26 hours of contact time and about 124 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.