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Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

Advanced Organic Chemistry, QP-021 (Graduate Level)

When? Every 1st semester of the year.

Prerequisite: none.

Syllabus: Chemical Bond and structure, stereochemistry, conformational analysis, steric and stereoelectronic effects. Mechanisms of organic reactions: studying kynetics and thermodynamics, isotope effect, acids and bases, solvent effects and reaction intermediates. Pericyclic reactions, nucleophilic substitutions, additions and eliminations. Important aspects of organometallic reactions using transition metals. Radical reactions.

Organic Synthesis, QP-322 (Graduate level)

When? Every 2nd semester of the year.

Prerequisite: none, but advisable QP-021.

Syllabus: Synthetic strategies in organic chemistry. Retrosynthetic analysis, discussion of synthetic routes analyzing different strategies for a common target molecule, while also understanding theclassical and modern synthetic methods employed. Stereochemical control and reaction mechanisms.

Organic Chemistry 1 (Undergraduate level)

When? Every 2nd semester of the year

Prerequisite: QG-101 or 102 or 108

Syllabus: Introduction to the discipline: some historical aspects and structural theory. Electronic structure and chemical bond. Organic structures. Alkanes and their most common reactions. Conformational analysis,  organic halides, structure and physical properties of alkyl halides, Grignard Reagents and organolithium compounds: preparation and reactivity. Nucleophilic substitutions and eliminations. Alcohols and ethers. Alkenes, alkynes and nitriles.

Suggested book: J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed., Oxford Press.  

Organic Chemistry 2 (Undergraduate level)

When? Every 1st semester of the year

Prerequisite: QO-321

Syllabus: Reactivity of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, conjugation, allylic systems, dienes, polyenes, unsaturated carbonyl compounds, Diels-Alder reactions. Benzene, aromaticity and electrophilic aromatic substitutions. Aryl halides and the nucleophilic aromatic substitution. Phenols, amines and other nitrogenated functional groups. Structure-reactivity relationships, mechanisms of reactions,  and stereochemical considerations.

Suggested book: J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed., Oxford Press.

Organic Chemistry 3 (Undergraduate level)

When? Every 2nd semester of the year.

Prerequisite: QO-421 or 521.

Syllabus: Molecular orbitals, revision of aromaticity. Aromatic and heteroaromatic rings, their preparation and their reactions, mainly focusing on 5 and 6-membered cycles containing one or two heteroatoms (O, N, S).

Suggested Book: J. A. Joule, K. Mills, Heterocyclic Chemistry, 5th ed., Wiley-VCH

Organic Laboratory, QO622 (Undergraduate level)

When? Every 2nd semester of the year.

Prerequisite: QG564 or 423 or 424 or 565.

Syllabus: Elucidation of chemical structure by 1H, 13C NMR, IR, MS. Projects in organic synthesis for the preparation of some natural compounds.

Suggestes book: QO622 Handout

Orgânica Avançada

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