The course is divided into two sections: a theoretical (11 ECTS) and a practical laboratory section (4 ECTS). Relationships between molecular properties and three-dimensional structure of organic compounds are discussed. Methods for synthesis of, for example, biologically interesting substances such as pharmacologically active compounds are based on mechanisms of organic reactions. Reaction mechanisms also form the basis for explaining the formation of various products in organic reactions, and for creating strategies that maximize the yield of target compound and minimizes byproducts. The lab section provides training of practical skills in planning, performing and evaluation of experiments. Infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy are employed to resolve the structures of organic molecules.
The course is given in english if foreign students participate.
This course contains occasions that are included in a degree programme at Umeå university and applies only to those of you who are admitted to the programme. You will recieve information about application times and what applies to you from your institution.