|CREDITS||6 credits during the 3nd year of 8757 Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (L-27) GENOVA|
|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||CHIM/06|
|TEACHING LOCATION||GENOVA (Chemistry and Chemical Technologies)|
The course provides the basis for the construction of complex molecular structures through the application of the retrosynthestic protocol, with particular reference to the formation of carbon-carbon bonds.
The course aims to deepen the various types of reaction in organic chemistry through the study of the kinetic and thermodynamic factors that influence them.
Acquiring a good level of knowledge on:
- the main "construction" processes of a molecular structure, with particular attention to the formation of carbon-carbon bonds and to the synthesis of homo- and hetero-cyclic systems;
- the essential principles of retrosynthesis, a powerful method of approach to the construction of molecular structures, even of considerable complexity.
For an optimal fruition of the course, the knowledge of the basic notions of General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry (Organic Chemistry I and II) is essential.
The course includes only frontal lessons, with the prevalent use of slides.
The chemistry of carbon nucleophiles, with particular regard to the chemistry of enolates and the related mechanistic and applicative aspects in organic synthesis.
The formation of carbon / carbon bonds, both single and double (olefination reactions) as fundamental processes for the construction of complex organic molecules.
The retrosynthetic approach, as an effective methodology in the design of synthetic protocols both in the field of basic organic chemistry and for the construction of structures of biological / pharmacological interest: an aspect of organic chemistry in which the carbon nucleophiles themselves are among the main actors.
General principles on the formation of cyclic systems, necessary for the correct application of the retrosynthetic approach: pericyclic reactions, Baldwin's rules.
Outline of the most common protection / deprotection techniques of functional groups.
Elements of stereochemistry and distinction between stereoselective and stereospecific reactions.
Basic principles on the main multicomponent reactions and their meaning in organic synthesis.
The slides of the lessons will be available in pdf format on Aulaweb.
For the review / deepening of basic organic chemistry topics, the latest editions of the same texts recommended for the courses of Organic Chemistry I and II can be used; in particular:
-- Brown, Foote, Iverson, Anslyn - Organic Chemistry - EdiSES
-- Bruice - Organic Chemistry - EdiSES
For the more specific topics of retrosynthesis addressed, we recommend reading the text:
-- Stuart Warren, Paul Wyatt - Organic synthesis - The Disconnection Approach, 2nd Edition - J. Wiley & Sons (2008).
Office hours: Students are invited to contact the teacher to directly agree on a personalized timetable, compatible with teaching, research or institutional commitments. If possible, the reception will be carried out in presence, in compliance with the capacity limits of the rooms and with the distancing rules provided for by the updated legislation relevant to the COVID19 emergency.
Office hours: The teacher is always present in the Department between 8.00 and 13.00 and 15.00 and 18.30 (except in august). The students can come to speak with him in any moment, unless he is engaged in other isntitutional activities. However, it is highly advised to arrange an appointment by E-mail, in order to be sure to find him free.
LUCA BANFI (President)
GIOVANNI PETRILLO (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam will consist of an oral interview before a commission of at least two theachers, with the essential use of the blackboard or other writing support on which to develop the exam topics, through the description of formulas, schemes reaction, and so on....
During the interview, it is intended to ascertain, through the initial discussion of topics developed in the frontal lectures, the degree of understanding reached by the student as well as his reasoning ability in making connections between different parts of the program and in dealing with case studies related to those expressly treated in the program.