KJ8108 - Heterocyclic Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 1 hours D

Course content

The course deals with heterocyclic chemistry in a broad perspective. Emphasis is given on the most important heterocyclic systems, such as pyridines, quinolines, isoquinolines, pyrroles, furanes, tiophenes, indoles, pyrimidines, purines, imidazoles, aziridines and oxiranes. For each group, ring synthesis, chemical properties and characteristic reactions will be discussed. Aromaticity applied to heterocyclic compounds, general methods for ring synthesis (by a number of cyclisation and cycloadditon reactions) as well as different systems for nomenclature will be presented.

Learning outcome

The course aims at giving a fundamental theoretical understanding of heterocyclic chemistry, including alternative general methods for ring synthesis and application of such methods for the preparation of specific groups of heterocyclic systems. The student will get familiar with particular properties and reactions for the most important heterocycles as well as different systems of nomenclature.

Learning methods and activities

Assemblies (2 hrs per week); the students prepare individual presentations of specific topics to be discussed.

Course materials

Thomas L. Gilchrist, Heterocyclic chemistry, Pearson Education, 3. ed. 1997 (ISBN 0-582-27843-0).

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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