Medicinal Organic Chemistry - CHEM3051

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Chemistry

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Pre-requisite: CHEM3021

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Synthesis of new organic molecules is a core skill that lies at the heart of medicinal chemistry. The development of a new drug, from the design stage to eventual introduction into the clinic, is enabled by comprehensive synthetic skills. This course will explore a range of important techniques necessary for the synthesis of complex organic architectures: synthetic strategy and the use of protecting groups, an introduction to asymmetric synthesis, and polymer-supported synthesis of bimolecular including peptides and nucleic acids.

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