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CE2385 Selective organic synthesis, theory 7.5 credits

Course memo Autumn 2022-51055

Version 1 – 10/31/2022, 8:36:08 AM

Course offering

Autumn 2022-1 (Start date 31/10/2022, English)

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Course memo Autumn 2022

Headings denoted with an asterisk ( * ) is retrieved from the course syllabus version Autumn 2020

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Fundamental concepts in chemo-, regio-, and stereoselectivity
  • Synthetic strategy and principles for selective, in particular stereoselective, chemical transformations
  • Transition metal catalysis
  • Frontier orbital-controlled reactions
  • Retrosynthetic analysis
  • Advanced organic synthesis

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course the student should be able to:

  • Explain basic chemo-, regio-, and stereoselective concepts and apply these in synthesis, as well as construct reactions pathways of complex organic compounds using retrosynthetic analysis.
  • Analyze and summarize literature in the field of organic chemistry.

Preparations before course start

Recommended prerequisites

KD2310 Advanced Organic Chemistry


Text book:

Organic Chemistry by Clayden, Greeves & Warren

Oxford University Press, 2012

ISBN: 978-0-19-927029-3

(Bought in campus book store or online book stores)

Primary research literature:

See information for each lecture in Canvas

Examination and completion

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 6.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The final grade will be the same as for the written examination.

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Round Facts

Start date

31 Oct 2022

Course offering

  • Autumn 2022-51055

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