Complex molecules, such as drugs, polymers, detergents and natural products, are an innate part of everyone’s daily life. The assembly of complex molecules from simple and readily available compounds plays an integral and indispensable role in the development of biological active compounds, such as drugs and functional materials. Synthetic organic chemistry is therefore a key area of science for the future development of society.
The course in Advanced Organic Synthesis highlights the challenges of the assembly processes, in other words the syntheses. The course provides you with the necessary tools to efficiently plan successful synthetic routs to obtain new compounds with improved or new desirable properties.
The course also gives you a thorough knowledge and understanding of
- retrosynthetic analysis
- analysis of selectivity, stereochemical, environmental and safety problems
- functional group inter-conversion and protective group methodology
- modern methods for carbon-carbon, and carbon-heteroatom bond formations.
After the course, you should be able to understand and suggest solutions to problems within advanced organic synthesis.