- Nature of organic reaction, thermodynamics and kinetics, bond breaking and formation, ionic and radical processes.
- Rearrangements of the molecule structure during reaction. Factors which influence the direction of rearrangement. Different classes of rearrangements.
- Catalysis in organic chemistry – general and specific acid and base catalysis; nucleophilic catalysis, role of metal ion complexation; push-pull mechanism
- Heterocyclic compounds, influence of replacing of carbon in the aromatic ring with heteroatom
- Asymmetry in organic chemistry. Stereoselective and stereospecific reactions.
- Concerted electron reactions. Pericyclic processes, cycloadditions, sigmatropic processes.
- Overview of natural compounds.
The aim of the course is to supply the “organic” point of view on physicochemical, photochemical or electrochemical processes. This approach led to different construction of the course in relation to traditional organic chemistry. It deals not with the classes of organic compounds, their reactivities and characteristic reactions but with more general issues common to all organic chemistry.
- LG. Wade “Organic Chemistry”, Pearson Prentice Hall 2006
- J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, P. Wothers “Organic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press 2001
- P.Y. Bruice “Organic Chemistry” Pearson Prentice Hall 2007