PC103 – Organic chemistry II

Course lecturer :

Prof. Dr. Makarem saeed, Ass.Prof. Dr. Ola Hassan Rizk, AA.Prof. Dr. Omaima Gaber and Ass. Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Kersh

Course assistant :

Esraa Abdin, Yasmin Khalifa, Yuossef El Shamy and Mina

Course objectives :

The prime objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge on chemical characters of organic compounds with different functional groups (aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid derivatives, phenols, sulphonic acids and carbohydrates). The course aims to give a chance for students to apply the basic knowledge in organic chemistry in designing methods for drug synthesis. The course includes practical tuition helping the student to identify organic compounds of different nature.

Course description :

  1. Aromaticity and electrophilic substitution reactions of benzene.
  2. Aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes and ketones.
  3. Carboxylic acids and their derivatives (acid halides, anhydrides, esters and amides)
  4. Phenolic compounds
  5. Sulphonic acids and Sulphonamides.

Course assessment :

Weekly assignments & practical assessment 60 20%
Interactive learning 30 10%
Midterm 60 20%
Final written exam 120 40%
Final oral exam 30 10%

Recommended text books :

R. T. Morison and R. N. Boyd. Organic chemistry, sixth edition, 1998. b2. Vogel\’s practical organic chemistry, 5th Edition 1989. b3. Fessenden and Fessenden, Organic chemistry, 6th Edition, 1998. b4. The Organic Chemistry of Drug Design and Drug Action, Richard B. Silverman, 2nd Edition, 2004

Recommended refrences :

c1. T.W Grahams Sclomons,Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry. 10th edition 2013, Willey.
c2. Silverman. The organic Chemistry of drug design and drug action 3rd edition 2014.