5.43 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Spring 2007

Enantiomeric molecules.
These two adamantane structures are enantiomers, or mirror images, of each other. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Course Description

This course deals with the application of structure and theory to the study of organic reaction mechanisms: Stereochemical features including conformation and stereoelectronic effects; reaction dynamics, isotope effects and molecular orbital theory applied to pericyclic and photochemical reactions; and special reactive intermediates including carbenes, carbanions, and free radicals.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Mohammad Movassaghi

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate