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Last updated: 9 July 2019

Teaching Courses 

Courses currently offering:

CHEM 2111 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry    [3 credit(s)]
Various classes of organic compounds, emphasizing organic chemical reactions and mechanisms of major functionalities and their importance in the area of biological chemistry. For engineering students under the four-year degrees who prefer to learn organic chemistry in a single term. Exclusion(s): CHEM 2110, CHEM 2112, CHEM 2118. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1020

CHEM 4140 Intermediate Organic Chemistry    [3 credit(s)]
[Previous Course Code(s): CHEM 3130, CHEM 313] Provides further training in the multistep organic synthesis of natural and unnatural products, and will focus on the retrosynthetic analysis, control of stereochemistry, carbonyl group chemistry, and pericyclic reactions with a brief coverage on new synthetic methodologies for efficient synthesis of compound libraries. A prerequisite for students wishing to take CHEM 5110/5120 as part of their undergraduate program. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3120

CHEM 5120 Advanced Organic Chemistry II    [3 credit(s)]
[Previous Course Code(s): CHEM 512] Stereochemistry and conformational analysis; reactions of various classes of organic compounds; synthetic organic chemistry; modern methods of synthesis including both specific methodology and multi-step complex synthesis. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 5110 

Courses previously taught:

CHEM 1001 Introductory Chemistry    [3 credit(s)]
[Previous Course Code(s): CHEM 001] For students with limited background in chemistry. Covers basic chemical concepts and historical development of chemistry; connections of chemistry with modern technology; its importance in economy, the environment and daily life. Exclusion(s): AL/AS Chemistry

CHEM 2112 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry    [3 credit(s)]
[Previous Course Code(s): CHEM 101] Various classes of organic compounds, emphasizing organic chemical reactions and mechanisms and their importance in the area of biological chemistry. For non-Chemistry students who prefer to cover organic chemistry in a single semester: a concise combination of the topics of CHEM 2118 and CHEM 3120. Prerequisite(s): A passing grade in AL/AS Chemistry

CHEM 2118 Organic Chemistry I    [4 credit(s)]
[Previous Course Code(s): CHEM 111] Structure and bonding; regio-, geometric, and stereoisomerism; polar and radical reactions of alkenes and alkynes; substitution and elimination reactions; and an introduction to NMR, IR, and mass spectrometry. Exclusion(s): CHEM 2112; Prerequisite(s): A passing grade in AL Chemistry

CHEM 3120 Organic Chemistry II    [3 credit(s)]
[Previous Course Code(s): CHEM 212] Continuation of CHEM 2118. Synthesis and reactions of alcohols and epoxides; dienes, resonance and aromaticity; electrophilic aromatic substitution and nucleophilic aromatic substitution; benzylic and allylic reactivity; the chemistry of carbonyl compounds and carboxylic acid derivatives; the chemistry of amines; pericyclic reactions. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2118 

CHEM 5110 Advanced Organic Chemistry I    [3 credit(s)]
Previous Course Code(s): CHEM 511] Mechanism and theory in organic chemistry, molecular orbital theory, structure-activity relationships, isotope effects, solvent effects, neighboring group participation, and reactive intermediate. Background: CHEM 2118, CHEM 3120 and CHEM 4140 

BSc in Molecular Biomedical Sciences [program details]

Prof. K. C. Nicolaou's Lecture on "Molecules That Changed The World" in HKUST IAS Channel delivered on 31/3/2009 [view here].

William Reusch's Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry [link]

  

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