Organic Synthesis (SINTORG, code 80285) is worth 6 credits and takes place in the second semester, 1st year of SC. Classes are held in English on demand, otherwise in Italian.
For enrolled students, the teaching material is available on AulaWeb.

  • Aims and content

      To acquire knowledge of manipulation and protection methods of functional groups, of the use of soluble and insoluble polymers and of their application in synthesis of polyfunctionalized molecules, of the use of databases for retrieval of scientific information.


      Remember the reactivity of the main functional groups seen in previous courses
      Understand the concepts underlying the formation of C-C bonds through electrophilic-nucleophilic coupling
      Apply these concepts to the synthesis of complex molecules, through the processing of function and the use of protecting groups
      Critically analyze examples taken from the literature
      Evaluate different synthetic routes that lead to the same target, identifying the most efficient ones
      Create new synthetic ways


      carbanion chemistry and formation of carbon-carbon bonds
      transformation of functional groups: oxidations, reductions, activations
      Protection of functional groups
      oligosaccharide synthesis: general aspects  and applications
      Solid phase synthesis: general aspects and applications
      Use of Reaxys and other databases in the search for scientific information


      Carey Sundberg and material given by the teacher

  • Who
    • Teacher(s)
    • Andrea Basso
      tel. (+39) 010 353 6110,(+39) 010 353 6117
    • Exam Board
      80285 - SINTESI ORGANICA
      Luca Banfi (President)
      Andrea Basso (President)
      Lara Bianchi
      Lisa Moni
  • How

      Traditional, plus computer classroom activities for retrieval of bibliographic information


      Oral examination. Each student will receive, at the end of the lessons, the structure of an organic molecule on which the first part of the exam will be based. The student will have to perform a bibliographic research to find the synthesic pathways of that molecule, reportred in the relevant literature. The results of this research will be illustrated during the oral examination, where the discussion on the various synthetic steps will be deepened and where these could be the starting point for further questions. The exam will last at least 30 minutes and will always be conducted by two tenured teachers (or in limited cases, by a tenured professor and an assignee with at least 5 years of postgraduate research experience).


      With the methods described in the previous point, the commission will be able to verify with high accuracy the student's ability to independently perform a bibliographic research in the area of organic synthesis, as well as critically analyze the results obtained. Also the ability of the student to make rational connections between what is generally seen during the theoretical lessons and what is seen in practical applications, i.e., in the synthetic approaches reported in the relevant literature, will be evaluated. The achievement of the educational objectives is considered such when the student will be able to make such connections and will therefore be able to critically analyze a synthesic process in several steps. When these objectives are not achieved, the student is invited to deepen the study and to make use of further explanations by the professor.

  • Where and when
      Andrea Basso

      on appointment

      Date Time Type Place Notes
      21 febbraio 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      6 giugno 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
      20 giugno 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
      18 luglio 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      12 settembre 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      12 settembre 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
      10 ottobre 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      10 ottobre 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
      24 ottobre 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      24 ottobre 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
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