06944 - Complements of Organic Chemistry

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The course will give students a knowledge in advanced organic chemistry topics, such as radical reactions, reductions and oxidations of organic molecules, orgnometallic compounds of copper and their use in conjugate additions, organic compounds of sulfur and phosphorous, heterocycles, and MS and NMR spectroscopies advanced techniques. Furthermore, the course will give students skills in planning an organic synthesis, focusing on retrosynthetic strategies, functional groups transformations, and protecting groups.

Course contents


Fundamentals on organic functional groups description and reactivity. Basic fundamentals of Mass and NMR spectroscopy.


Protecting group in organic synthesis

Organometallic chemistry (cuprates and conjugate additions).

Oxidations and Reductions and their chemoselective applications.

Organic compounds of sulfur and phosphorous.

Spectroscopic techniques (MS, 1H, and 13C NMR).

Retrosynthesis, disconnections, interconversions of functional groups, sinthons, and synthetic equivalents in advanced organic synthesis.


Organic Chemistry, J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, P. Wothers, Oxford University Press, 2001 (available at the Faenza Library);

Chimica Organica, T. W. G. Solomons, C. B. Fryhle, Zanichelli, 2008 (available at the Faenza Library).

Teaching methods

Lessons supported by PowerPoint presentations and exercises. The teacher is willing to receive students outside the lesson time for additional explanations and/or discussion.

Assessment methods

The final examination will determine the level reached by the student in the objectives set out in the " Learning outcomes”

The assessment of the learning consists in a 2 hours written test, without the support of books or notes but with the periodic table.

To carry out the written exam registration is required through "Alma exams ", in respect of the mandatory deadlines.

The written test include 3 questions giving a value of 12 points each. The exercises consist in the synthesis of complex organic molecules.

The maximum score is therefore 36 out of 30, the honor (cum laude) is automatic after reaching 32 points.

Teaching tools

Presentations in PDF file by the teacher, protected under password, are available on-line in the web-site iol.unibo.it

Office hours

See the website of Mauro Comes Franchini