COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY AND SOLID PHASE SYNTHESIS

COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY AND SOLID PHASE SYNTHESIS

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Code
94833
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
3 credits during the 2nd year of 9017 Materials Science and Engineering (LM-53) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/06
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Materials Science and Engineering)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at giving basic knowledge about modern techniques and approaches to prepare large collections of compounds for applications in medicine, catalysis and material science. These approaches can be all included in the term "Combinatorial chemistry"

As combinatorial chemistry was introduced as a synthetic strategy in the drug discovery process, the first part of the course will mainly focus on organic chemistry aspects. In the second part of the course the extension of the combinatorial approach to material science will be illustrated.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is aimed at giving basic knowledge about modern techniques and approaches to prepare large collections of compounds for applications in medicine, catalysis and material science.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student at the end of the course will be able to:

-use search engines to find -in the relevant literature- combinatorial applications in all fields of material science

-collect articles and critically analyze them, for what concerns the combinatorial approaches which have been used

-design a simple combinatorial experiment to prepare libraries of materials

-individuate general analytical techniques needed to carachterize the libraries

Teaching methods

Lectures, bibliographic search through serching engines, powerpoint presentations

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Soluble and insoluble polymers. Resins for solid-phase synthesis: preparation, characterization, loading, properties. Macroscopic solid supports. Solid phase synthesis: handles, linkers, loading and cleavage strategies, examples of organic reactions, analytical methods. Combinatorial chemistry: use and applications. Parallel and mix&split synthesis. Deconvolutive methods and tagging. On-bead and off-bead tests. Combinatorial chemistry and material science. Literature search

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Solid-phase synthesis and combinatorial technologies” P. Seneci; Wiley Interscience, New York. ISBN 0-471-33195-3

“Solid phase peptide synthesis : a practical approach” E. Atherton, R.C. Sheppard; Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-963066-6 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: on appointment

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, bibliographic search through serching engines, powerpoint presentations

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of two parts

The first part is a presentation/discussion of an article, recently published in the relevant literature, dealing with a specific combinatorial chemistry application.

The second part is an oral examination where the student will be asked general questions related to the course program

Assessment methods

The students will be asked to prepare a powerpoint presentation on a specific subject, chosen in agreement with the teacher. The student will present the work in front of the classroom and the evaluation will be mainly on four aspects

1. the clarity of the exposition; 2. the clarity of the powerpoint presentation; 3. the competence on the specific subject; 4. the capability to answer to questions

The second part of the exam will be an oral examination where general questions on the course matter will be asked. With the oral examination it will be possible to assess the competence of the students on the general principles of combinatorial chemistry and on the specific subject of solid-phase synthesis

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/06/2020 15:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2020 15:00 GENOVA Orale
23/07/2020 15:00 GENOVA Orale
17/09/2020 15:00 GENOVA Orale