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CH3612   Synthetic Methodology

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will cover a wide range of synthetic methods and applications of the methods to the synthesis of complex molecules. Students will gain a deep understanding of the importance of methods involving sulfur, phosphorus, boron, silicon, organolithium and organozinc reagents. Students will also be introduced to modern methods of alkene, alkyne and biaryl synthesis using palladium and ruthenium catalysts. The use of the protecting groups in conjunction with these synthetic methods will also be covered.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass CH2601 or pass CH2603 ) and pass at least 1 module from {CH2501, CH2701}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 - 3 lectures per week over 5 - 7 weeks (Weeks 1-7) and 2 - 3 tutorials in total.

Scheduled learning hours: 17

Guided independent study hours: 83

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof N J Westwood,Prof M L Clarke