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CH5611   Asymmetric Synthesis

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module discusses the methods available for the synthesis of chiral compounds. After a detailed introduction to the specialised terminology and analytical methods used, the main methods using chiral auxiliaries, chiral reagents and chiral catalysts will be described. This will then be combined with a consideration of synthetic strategy and total syntheses of several complex chiral compounds will be discussed.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass 1 module from {CH2601, CH2603} and pass at least 1 module from {CH2501, CH2701} ) or ( pass 2 modules from {CH2501, CH2701} and pass CH1601 or pass CH1202 )

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 - 3 lectures per week over 9 - 10 weeks (within Weeks 1-11) and 2 - 3 tutorials in total.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 80

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%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof A D Smith
Module teaching staff: Prof M L Clarke, Prof A D Smith