|Chemistry 466||CH 466|
|Organic Chemistry and the Biosphere||3 (3-0-4-0)|
Families of organic compounds that are important in the biosphere, including those of current interest. Isolation, structure determination, analytical detection, aspects of synthesis, and possible role in vivo and mechanism of action. Students review literature on one such family or subfamily of compounds for presentation to the class. Students' choices will somewhat alter the syllabus each time the course is offered. Laboratory work covers more advanced techniques, problem solving, and illustrates some of the more important topics covered in lectures.
Prerequisites: Chemistry 102 [C- minimum grade required] and Chemistry 263 [C- minimum grade required] and 2nd year standing required