Fall 2020 - CHEM 455 D100

Synthetic Organic Chemistry (3)

Class Number: 8009

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 18, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 381 with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the instructor.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course teaches the principles involved in the planning and execution of the synthesis of organic molecules. Emphasis is on synthesis of naturally occurring compounds of biological importance. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Instruction:

3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week
Lecture: Synchronous
Tutorial: Synchronous

Topics:

An advanced treatment of the strategies and tactics that are used in multi-step organic synthesis will be provided (retrosynthetic analysis, protecting groups, linear and convergent synthesis). The principles and uses of modern synthetic methods will be introduced. The approach employed in this course will be to examine the syntheses of biologically active natural products (steroids, terpenes, alkaloids, and polyethers). This will provide a historical perspective of the development of the art and science of total synthesis over the course of the past century. This approach will also illustrate the use of functional group interconversions, carbon-carbon bond formation reactions, organometallic chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, pericyclic reactions and enzymes in total synthesis.

Combined graduate course: CHEM 755 - Synthetic Organic Chemistry (3)

Grading

  • Oral Presentation 20%
  • Midterm Exam 20%
  • Final Exam 60%

NOTES:

Online Exam Invigilation: Students completing exams remotely must comply with the online invigilation procedures implemented by the course instructor.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Technology Requirements: Students are required to have a desktop or laptop computer, high-speed internet access, and a webcam and microphone (built-in or external) to participate in online courses.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).