Chemistry of Carbonyl Compounds & the Synthesis of Peptides

School of Chemistry

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Code 16743

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Other pre-requisites Linked with module 16742

Module description

This module develops further the chemistry of carbon-based compounds, and builds upon the principles and concepts introduced in the pre-requisite module (Synthesis and Mechanism I). Two distinct areas are covered in the module: The Chemistry of Carbonyl Compounds (enolate chemistry; enamines; aldol reactions) and The Chemical Synthesis of Peptides (amino-acid chemistry; the peptide bond; chemical synthesis of peptides). The associated Laboratory component allows techniques and manipulations associated with synthetic organic chemistry to be further developed and, in some instances, reinforces the lecture material.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, Practicals and Tutorials