Organic chemistry III

lchm1341  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Organic chemistry III
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Frontier orbital theory. Fukui treatment. Thermal activation and photochemistry. Cycloadditions: regio and stereoselectivity. 1-3 dipolar cycloadditions. Rearrangement of Cope and related reactions. Cationic polycyclisations. Polymerizing cations. Biomimetic reactions. Radical polycyclisation. Polymerizing radicals. Natural antioxydants.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 ln the continuity of the organic chemistry II course, this course follows the study of reaction intermediates and reaction mechanisms. A first part is dedicated to pericyclic reactions and to frontier orbital theory. Connections with the physical chemistry course will be highlighted. The second part treats the reactivity of carbocations and radicals. Examples from the biochemistry course will be used to illustrate these concepts. ln both parts emphasis is put on all aspects of selectivity while creating new bonds.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Les chapitres abordés dans le cadre de ce cours sont
- Théorie des orbitales moléculaires
- Les réactions électrocycliques
- Les cycloadditions
                    – [4+2]
                    – [2+2]
                    – (3+2)
- Les réarrangements sigmatropiques
- La chimie des carbènes
- La chimie des radicaux
- Les carbocations
Teaching methods
13 magistral lectures of 2h and 6 classroom exercices sessions.
Evaluation methods
Written exam
Online resources
Slides used for the magistral lectures, review articles covering the different chapters of the course as well as exercices are available on moodle.
Les livres de référence suivants sont conseillés
- F. Carey & R. Sunberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry, 5 ème edition, Parties A & B. Disponible en ebook sur DIAL.
- S. Warren & J. Clayden, Chimie Organique, seconde édition.
Ces livres sont disponibles à la BST
Le cours ne fait appel à aucun support particulier qui serait payant et jugé obligatoire
Teaching materials
  • Slides sur moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Chemistry