ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (UNIT B)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To supply the fundamental knowledge and basic instruments useful to understand biochemical phenomena and processes.
To be in possess of most of the most important concepts of Organic Chemistry, and to know the main functional groups and their reactivity.
Course contents summary
The reactivity of enolate anions in aldol, Claisen and Dieckman condensations will be also discussed together with some examples of such reactions in biological processes. The structural, conformational and reactivity properties of the most important classes of biological relevant molecules, i.e. carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids and lipids, will be carefully discussed.
In parallel to this theoretical part, a series of exercises will be presented and solved during separate tutoring lectures aiming at applying the concepts learnt and to provide a constructivist approach to learning organic chemistry.
· W. Brown, T. Poon: Introduzione alla Chimica Organica, 3^ Edizione, EdiSES, Napoli.
To be consulted
· N. L. Allinger, M. P. Cava, D. C. De Jongh, C. R. Johnson, N. A. Lebel, C. L. Stevens, Chimica Organica, 2^ Edizione, Zanichelli, Bologna.
· W. H. Brown, C. S. Foote: Chimica Organica, 2^ Edizione, EdiSES, Napoli.
· J. McMurry, Chimica Organica, 1^ Edizione, Zanichelli, Bologna.
Theoretical explanations (4 hours/week during 13 weeks) together with tutoral activity (2 hours/week) consisting in exercises solved in classroom by the students and aimed at applying and reinforce the concepts learned.
The examination consists of a written and an oral proof.
At the half and at the end of the semester, it is possible to attend two intermediate written proofs regarding the first and second part of the programme, respectively. Who will pass both the intermediate proofs can directly access the oral examination.