NKEK11003U Advanced Synthetic Techniques
MSc Programme in Chemistry
This is an advanced synthesis course designed to train students at the late master's level and at the PhD level. The course will describe and discuss modern tecniques for the synthesis of advanced organic and inorganic small-molecules. The focus of the course is to describe and demonstarte techniques for synthesis rather than the preperation of specific molecules.
After the course the student will be able to describe and discuss modern tecniques for the synthesis of advanced organic and inorganic small-molecules.
To work independantly with specialised equipment and advanced synthesis methods.
To work with synthetic chemistry under an inert atmosphere and at anhydrous conditions.
To work with microscale reactions.
To work responibly with highly reactive reagents and low boiling liquids and gasses.
To work responsibly with chemical reactions at extreeme temperatures and pressures.
To work with various types of chomatographic purification methods and make educated choices regarding purification methods.
To assess when the use of advanced techniques and advamced equipment is necessary and to make educated choices regarding the execution of the chemical reactions and the purification methods.
Recommended reading: 1: J. Leonard, B. Lygo, G. Procter, Advanced practical organic chemistry, Taykor & Francis, second edition, 1998. ISBN: 0-7487-4071-6. 2: J. Becker, M. Begtrup, M. B. Nielsen, Håndbog i synteseteknikker, Gyldendal, 2012. ISBN: 978-87-02-09917-1.
PhD students can sign up for the course by contacting Michael Pittelkow per e-mail (email@example.com) before 3/5 (noon). Cost for external PhD students: 5.000 kr.
The course is held the first two weeks of August.
Novo Nordisk International Talent Programme (NNITP) offers a scholarship to incoming students from IARU universities or from Harvard University.
Application deadline is 1 April 2018. Please note that not all applicants will receive a scholarship.
You can read more about application procedures and the NNITP at International Education & Grants homepage:
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- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentThe report should discuss a topic covered in the course
- Exam registration requirements
This course is full time for 2 weeks + a large written assignment.
Participation in the lab course is compulsory (37,5 hours per week, minimum 90% participation). The written assignment must be approved.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
several internal examiners
Re-submit the exam assingment. If the exam registration requirement have not been fulfilled students must retake the course.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome
- Practical exercises