University of Technology Sydney

65508 Organic Chemistry 2

6cp; 5 hpw
Requisite(s): 65202 Organic Chemistry 1


This subject builds on previous studies of functional group reactions and spectroscopic techniques and illustrates applications of these concepts for organic synthesis. Topics covered include aromaticity and chemistry of benzene and heterocyclic compounds; carbanion chemistry and multi-step synthesis of new aromatic compounds; chemistry of phenols and aryl halides; palladium-catalysed coupling reactions and modern synthetic methods used in academia and industry; pericyclic reactions and 1,3-dipolar [2+3] cycloadditions. The subject emphasises the practical applications of organic chemistry in the synthesis of many important compounds. Chemical research literacy in organic chemistry is implemented, using SciFinder Scholar, with an emphasis on differentiating and using chemical literature.

In the laboratory, students have the opportunity to perform multi-step reactions to synthesise bioactive molecules as well as carrying out other useful synthetic transformations.

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Spring session, City campus

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