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Frank Lab University of Victoria

Department of Chemistry

Chem 335-Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry

Chem 335 is an intermediate level course in the formal study of organic chemistry and an introduction to the concepts and critical bond forming reactions in organic synthesis. We will discuss retrosynthetic analysis and the disconnection approach to designing the synthesis of organic molecules with multiple bond connections and stereocenters. As the course progresses, we will cover several classes of C-C single bond connections, C=C bond forming reactions, C-X bond forming reactions, and chemical group transformations including oxidations, reductions, and protecting groups. We will incorporate the concepts of chemoselectivity and stereoselectivity into broader classes of well-utilized reaction classes.