Course - Organic Synthesis, Laboratory - TKJ4130
TKJ4130 - Organic Synthesis, Laboratory
Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades
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Organic chemistry laboratory, advanced organic synthesis, lab safety, use of SciFinder program, mounting of lab equipment, reaction under inert atmosphere, extraction, crystallisation, distillation, column chromatography, the use of rotavapor, NMR analysis, thin layer chromatography, IR-spectroscopy, UV-spectroscopy, optical rotation, literature investigations, reporting.
The student should upon completion of the course: (i) make a hazard evaluation of the chemistry based on material safety datasheets and the lab recipe, (ii) perform reactions of different kinds also under water free/inert conditions, (iii) find relevant literature using SciFinder and eventually Reaxys, (iv) analyse the reaction progress of a reaction, (v) interpretate spectroscopic and analytical data of various kinds, (vi) be able to purify an organic compound using extraction, crystallisation, distillation and column chromatography and (vii) be able to report the findings, evaluate possible errors and pinpoint improvement potentials.
Learning methods and activities
Laboratory work, preparation and report writing. (215 hours) . As a part of the compulsory laboratory course is a compulsory HSE lecture. The HSE lecture will be given within the first two weeks of the semester. Students that miss this HSE lecture will not get access to the laboratory course. An introduction course in literature search will be given. English teaching by request.
Further on evaluation
Each student must complete 215 hours work in total (no exam) :
1. Seven handbook syntheses in 14 laboratory work days, in total 84 hours
2. An individual synthesis project in a research group (2-3 weeks approx. 30 h) (In total 115 hours lab work)
3. SJA-scheme, literature studies, lab journal and reports, in total 100 hours
Criteria for assessment:
• HSE / SJA • Examinations • Reports (quality and punctuality) • Product yields • Product quality
• Work routines in the laboratory.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (MTKJ) - some programmes
Chemistry (MSCHEM) - some programmes
Natural Science with Teacher Education, years 8 - 13 (MLREAL)
Sustainable Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (MSCHEMBI)
Required previous knowledge
Knowledge corresponding to TKJ4102/TKJ4100/KJ1020, TKJ4150 and KJ2022 or similar courses. If TKJ4150 is not already passed, it must be taken the same semester as TKJ4130. Admission to the course is restricted to students with this course as mandatory in their program. Others can apply for eventual free places.
P.B. Cranwell, L.M. Harwood, C. S. Moody: Experimental Organic Chemistry 3rd ed., Wiley 2017. Distributed copies.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2024
Language of instruction: English
- Organic Chemistry
- Technological subjects
Examination arrangement: Work
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- Spring ORD Work 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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