CH-435 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Waser Jérôme

Langue: Anglais


Summary

The asymmetric synthesis of fine chemicals is a research topic of growing importance for the synthesis of modern materials, drugs and agrochemicals. In this lecture, the concepts of asymmetric catalysis for fine chemical synthesis are introduced.

Content

Keywords

Catalysis

Sustainability

Fine Chemicals

Enantioselective

Organic Synthesis

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Good knowledge in organic chemistry is recommended (for example corresponding to EPFL lectures organic reactions and fonctions I-III, asymmetric synthesis, retrosynthesis, structure and reactivity, or similar lectures in other institutions). Basic knowledge in organometallic chemistry and coordination chemistry is also recommended.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Elaborate on the concepts of sustainability, catalysis and stereoinduction described in a recent publication
  • Formulate in details the following points in a publication: type of reaction, principle of reactivity, catalytic activation, asymmetric induction and full catalytic cycle
  • Critique the content of a recent publication in the context of the knowledge in the field and the potential to develop more sustainable processes

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.

Teaching methods

ex cathedra presentation with summary and literature presentations of recent research publications by the students

Assessment methods

Oral exam of 20 min, with 20 min preparation (recent publication) for 80% of the grade

Two oral presentations during the lecture counting for 20% of the grade.

 

Resources

Notes/Handbook

power point presentation without details, need to be completed during lecture (the students will receive the slides in advance)

Moodle Link

Videos

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Asymmetric catalysis for fine chemicals synthesis
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Asymmetric catalysis for fine chemicals synthesis
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Asymmetric catalysis for fine chemicals synthesis
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Asymmetric catalysis for fine chemicals synthesis
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9GRA330    
9-10    
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Lundi, 8h - 10h: Cours GRA330