Undergraduate Courses

CHEM*2700 (Organic Chemistry I)

Course description: An introduction to organic chemistry, stereochemistry, discussion of the major mechanisms and related reactions: nucleophilic substitution and elimination, electrophilic addition, free radical reactions, electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic addition and nucleophilic acyl substitution.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM*1050

CHEM*3750 (Organic Chemistry II)

Course description: A continuation of the coverage of fundamental aspects of organic chemistry using an assimilation of carbonyl chemistry, unsaturated systems and carbon-carbon bond forming processes to acquaint students with methods of organic synthesis. Topics also include an introduction to spectroscopic methods for the identification of organic compounds.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM*2700

CHEM*3760 (Organic Chemistry III)

Course description: An in-depth treatment of various aspects of organic chemistry. This will include such topics as the chemistry of heterocycles, bio-organic chemistry, polar rearrangements, organic photochemistry and a detailed discussion of organic spectroscopy.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM*2070, CHEM*3750

CHEM*4730 (Synthetic Organic Chemistry)

Course description: Introduction to synthetic organic chemistry, including discussion of retrosynthetic analysis, natural products and organic reactions. The integration of these topics for the rational design of synthetic schemes will also be discussed.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM*3750

Graduate Courses


(Synthetic Organic Reactions) Course description: Named organic reactions and other synthetically useful reactions are discussed. The mechanism, stereochemical implications and use in organic synthesis of these reactions will be presented. Examples from the organic literature will be used to illustrate these aspects.

CHEM*7600-02 (Organometallic Reagents in Organic Synthesis)

Course description: The use of transition metals in organic synthesis has increased dramatically in the last two decades. Transition metal catalysts provide new opportunities for highly selective reactions that are not achievable by traditional synthetic methods. Many compounds or molecular frameworks that were impossible to make two decades ago could now be synthesized efficiently by the use of transition metal catalysts. The following topics will be covered in this course: Basic Concepts in Organometallic Chemistry, Ligands, and the use of different metals in Organic Synthesis, including: Palladium, Cobalt, Titanium, Zirconium, Chromium, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Copper and Silicon.

CHEM*7600-18 (Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Substances)

Course description: Synthesis of selected Pharmaceutical Substances will be discussed including compounds with different biological activities such as: antidepressant, anticancer, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antifungal etc. Review on organic reactions and other synthetically useful reactions that are involved in the synthesis of the selected Pharmaceutical Substances will be covered. The mechanism, stereochemical implications and use in organic synthesis of the selected Pharmaceutical Substances will also be presented.