Synthesis (elective module)

Standard workload: at least 12.0 ECTS

Learning Outcomes:

Technical and methodological competencies: Upon completion of the module, students will master modern and atom-efficient strategies of preparative chemistry, taking into account the 12 principles of green chemistry.
Cognitive and practical competencies: Students recognize atom-efficient synthesis pathways and can realize them by catalytic methods, among others.
Social competencies and self-competencies: Through modern synthesis design and techniques, students are able to reduce waste and inefficiencies.
Contents: Catalytic methods in synthesis (biocatalysis, organocatalysis, photocatalysis, and others); modern metal-assisted transformations (C-H-activation, catalysis by nonnoble metals); artificial photosynthesis, synthesis in alternative solvents; modern synthesis methods such as mechano-, ultrasonic-, and microwave chemistry; flow chemistry and online-analysis.

Expected prior knowledge:

Technical and methodological competencies: Fundamentals of organic chemistry at bachelor level.
Cognitive and practical competencies: Knowledge of laboratory techniques and synthetic preparative work.
Social competencies and self-competencies: Interest in modern synthesis methods.
Mandatory Requirements: None.

Courses of the module:

As part of this elective module, students must complete courses totaling at least 12.0 ECTS, of which at least 6.0 ECTS are in the form of lectures or seminars.
The courses currently in question are listed every semester in the course catalog of the respective university. In particular, students can select courses from the following lists of courses in accordance with the offer. Further courses at the participating universities can be accepted for this elective module in accordance with the regulations of the university concerned.
TU Wien

  • 3.0/2.0 VO Bioorganic Chemistry (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Metallorganic Chemistry (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Strategies in Organic Chemistry (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Methods in Organic Chemistry (TUW)
  • 4.0/4.0 LU optional exercise in biological chemistry (TUW)
  • 6.0/6.0 LU elective exercise in biological chemistry (TUW)
  • 4.0/4.0 LU optional exercise organic chemistry (TUW)
  • 6.0/6.0 LU optional exercise organic chemistry (TUW)
  • 4.0/4.0 LU elective exercises – general inorganic chemistry (TUW)
  • 6.0/6.0 LU elective exercises – general inorganic chemistry (TUW)

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

  • 2.0/2.0 VO Organic chemistry and immunobiology of carbohydrates (BOKU)
  • 3.0/3.0 VO Applied biocatalysis (BOKU)
  • 2.0/2.0 VO Enzyme reactions: mechanisms and kinetics (BOKU)

University of Vienna

  • 4.0/2.0 VO Strategies and Tactics in Organic Synthesis (Uni Wien)
  • 2.0/2.0 units of problem solving in organic chemistry (Uni Wien)
  • 2.0/1.0 VO Enzymes – Mechanisms and Applications (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/2.0 VO Organometallic Catalysis (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/2.0 VO Heterocyclic Chemistry and Drug Synthesis (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/2.0 VO Introduction to Carbohydrate Chemistry (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/2.0 VO Thermally and Photochemically Induced Reactions Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/2.0 VO Synthetic and Catalytic Photochemistry (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/4.0 PR Advanced Lab Course, Bio-organic Chemistry (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/4.0 PR Advanced Lab Course, Metal-organic and Element-organic Chemistry (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/4.0 PR Advanced Lab Course, Reaction Mechanisms and Structure – Function Relationships (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/4.0 PR Advanced Lab Course, Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Uni Wien)