The course focus on the practical application of modern organic analytical techniques, which are available in most laboratories, and the ability to work with organic synthesis. The course is a good foundation for further specialization in organic chemistry, both for those interested in analytically and synthetically oriented work.
The theory involves two elements:
- Organic reaction theory with focus on mechanisms, the expansion and deeper understanding of the undergraduate course (Organic Chemistry I).
- Spectrometric methods (IR, UV, NMR and MS), chromatographic separation methods.
Laboratory work comprises two parts:
- Organic syntheses illustrating modern laboratory techniques and that relate to the reaction theory.
- Separation and identification of organic compounds in a complex mixture. The identification is made mainly with spectroscopy (IR, UV, NMR and MS).