FCK3306 Research Frontiers in Organic Chemistry 6.0 credits
The course focuses on current trends in the field of organic chemistry where the graduate students present, read, interpret, analyze, critically examine and actively discuss current published scientific work. When possible, external researchers in the field can be invited.
Information for research students about course offerings
The course is given continuously.
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Content and learning outcomes
Topics that are covered include:
- organic synthesis
- catalysis (for example transition metal-, bio-, organo- and photocatalysis)
- supramolecular chemistry
- material chemistry
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course the student should be able to:
- show broad and specialized knowledge in the scientific field of the course, and about the overall subject area of organic chemistry
- pedagogically present, critically examine and discuss published scientific papers in the field of organic chemistry
- demonstrate insight into, and basic ability to apply, academic authorship and the international scientific publishing landscape with relevance to the scientific subject area of the course
- identify, discuss and reflect on ethics and sustainability aspects in the research that is discussed within the framework of the subject area of the course
The course includes approximately 160 full-time study hours in the form of science seminars that are held every two weeks. The seminars focus on current trends in the field of organic chemistry where the graduate students present, read, interpret, analyze, critically examine and actively discuss current published scientific work. When possible, external researchers in the field can be invited.
Literature and preparations
Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level.**
It is an advantage to have completed KD1230 Organic chemistry, basic concepts and practice, KD1270 Organic chemistry, basic concepts and practice 2, KD2310 Advanced organic chemistry or equivalent.
Literature in the form of published articles is assigned separately for each individual course session.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- DEL1 - Participation, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.
Other requirements for final grade
Active participation at 80% of the course sessions, which in addition to attending and actively participating in discussions also includes carrying out two presentations during an academic year.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FCK3306
Main field of study
The course is replacing the course F3B5520.