It is intended that the student develops the capacity to plan strategies for the efficient synthesis of simple organic molecules, being able to compare them from an overall yield and strategic point of view.
Paula Cristina de Sério Branco
Weekly - 4
Total - 56
1. S. Warren, P. Wyatt, Organic Synthesis - The disconnection Approach. second ed., Wiley 2008.
2. J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren and P. Wothers, Organic Chemistry. Oxford University Press, 2001.
3. P. Wyatt, S. Warren, Organic Synthesis - Strategy and Control. Wiley, 2007.
4. Química Orgânica, Volume 2, Pedro Paulo Santos, IST Press, Lisboa, 2013, capítulos 15 & 17. A book of general organic chemistry well adapted to the syllabus of this course.
5. S. Prabhakar (ed.), Organic Synthetic Methodology, Edinova, Lisboa, 2000.
2 TEST EACH worth 35%
PRACTICAL CLASSES (10% PLANNING) + PRACTICAL EXECUTION (10%) + POSTER AND PRESENTATION OF RESULTS (10%) = 30%
A minimum score of 9.5 is required in the theoretical-practical component and in the practical component
Chemical synthesis objectives and practical importance.
General concepts involved in a chemical synthesis. Synthetic strategy. Linear synthesis and convergent synthesis. Synthetic yield. Economy of atoms.
Retrosynthetic analysis: general concepts of retrosynthesis. Disconnection, synthon, equivalent synthon, control synthon, functional group interconvertion, ‘umpolung’. Disconnection of one or more functional groups.
Retrosynthesis and synthesis of alicyclic compounds containing heteroatoms (N, S, O).
Methods for the obtention of compounds bearing 3- and 4-membered rings.
Brief mention to the synthesis of heterocycles.
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