Organic chemistry II

Course Code :1001WETORR
Study domain:Chemistry
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Credit obtained for "Fundamentals of Chemistry I", "Fundamentals of Chemistry II, incl.practical", "Organic Chemistry I". Parallel with Organic reactions practical and Spectroscopic methods.
Contact hours:55
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Bert Maes
Pieter Mampuys
Veerle Smout

3. Course contents *

This course deals with the most important organic reactions that the different classes of organic compounds can undergo or through which these compounds are formed. The IUPAC-nomenclature, which was already introduced in 'Organische Chemie I' will be extended to other functional groups. The interconversion of functional groups will be approached from mechanistic point of view. Moreover the formation and reactivity of radicals will be discussed.

Through the course the creative use of these reactions for the synthesis of new products and retrosynthetic thinking (disconnection) will be taught by means of examples and exercises. Because of the big importance of organic molecules in our society, various illustrations from pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry will be given. In close connection with this, within the framework of sustainable development, some examples of organic pollutants in our environment will be quoted.