Level of study Second Year
Credit value 10
Other pre-requisites Linked with module 16742
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