CCB 219 Advanced Chemical Synthesis: From Classic Syntheses to Modern Strategies (2017)

Module: 3
Sponsoring Program: CCB
Administrator: Julia Molla

Course Number: CCB 219
Course Name: Advanced Chemical Synthesis: From Classic Syntheses to Modern Strategies
Units: 3
Grading Option: S/U
Course Director: Ian Seiple

Additional Course Director(s):
Room Number: MH -2100 every day (exception: MH-2107 on 6/2 only)
Campus: Mission Bay
Schedule: May 15-June 2, 2017; Mon, Wed, & Fri, 3:00-5:00 PM
Prerequisites: None
Maximum Class Size: 25

Course Description: The planning and execution of a fully synthetic route to a small molecule can be intimidating. Over 100 years of development of synthetic techniques and methods has yielded an almost infinite number of reactions from which a chemist can select. This course is designed to equip students with the tools needed to assemble both simple and complex small molecules. Students will not be expected to memorize reactions, but rather they will learn chemical reactivity and synthesis strategies by studying some of the “great” chemical syntheses of the past. The class will have a unique format: each synthesis will be split into portions, and students will take turns in groups to present their portion of the synthesis to the class while the instructor provides loose guidance. Content will be based on literature reading done prior to each class meeting (this will be the only homework). This format is designed to be fun and interactive, so that students will have opportunities to both teach and be taught chemical reactivity and synthetic strategies.