2020 Organic Reactions

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemistry
Instructor(s)
Iwasawa Nobuharu 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(H113)  Fri3-4(H113)  
Group
-
Course number
CHM.D333
Credits
2
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/23
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course deals with fundamental aspects of oxidation and reduction reactions along with synthetic applications. Starting from the definition of oxidation and reduction reactions, various oxidation reactions will be discussed based on the kind of the reagents. In particular, the mechanism and characteristic properties of the reaction including selectivity of the reaction will be discussed. Next, various reduction reactions will be presented in a similar manner. Several recent topics will also be presented.
The aim of this course is to understand the total figure of the oxidation and reduction reactions which constitute the important part of functional group transformation reactions in organic chemistry.

Student learning outcomes

The object of this course is to acquire sufficient knowledge of oxidation and reduction reactions, which are important organic reactions but have not been treated extensively. Through the study of fundamental aspects of the reaction along with application to various synthetic reactions, oxidation and reduction reactions will be understood systematically. Along with these studies, very basic aspects of various organic reactions will also be reviewed.

Keywords

Oxidation, Reduction

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

By Zoom. At the beginning of each class, the essence of the last lecture is reviewed. The lecture will be done using PowerPoint with blank. At the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to oxidation reaction Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 2 Oxidation reaction using chromium reagents Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 3 Oxidation reaction using manganese reagents Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 4 Oxidation reaction using osmium tetroxide and ozone Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 5 Oxidation reaction using peroxides Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 6 Oxidation reaction using dimethylsulfoxide Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 7 Other oxidation reactions and summary of oxidation reaction Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 8 Catalytic hydrogenation reaction Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 9 Hydride reduction-LiAlH4 and related reducing reagents Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 10 Hydride reduction-NaBH4 and related reducing reagents Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 11 Borane reduction Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 12 Hydroboration Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 13 Reduction with electrons Exercise problems might be given in this class.
Class 14 Summary of oxidation and reduction reactions Exercise problems might be given in this class.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to course material and other reference books.

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Experimental Chemisty, third and foruth edition (Maruzen). (Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of oxidation and reduction reaction along with basic aspects of organic reactions, and their ability to apply them to problems will be assessed by short tests and questions during the lecture along with problem reports.

Related courses

  • Synthetic organic chemistry

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Has taken Organic chemistry I~III or has the sufficient knowledge of these courses.

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