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Course content

Asymmetric synthesis: asymmetric alkylation of carbonyl compopunds, asymmetric aldolcondensations, asymmetric oxidations and reductions, asymmetric cylisation reactions and asymmetric reactions in the synthesis of natural products.

Learning outcome

The student will get an overview of the principle and practice of asymmetric synthesis.


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Recommended previous knowledge

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with KJM9270 – Synthetic Organic Chemistry


The course comprises 25 hours of lectures and 15 hours of exercises.

The first lecture is mandatory. If you are unable to join, the Expedition Office has to be informed in advance (phone 22 85 54 46). If you fail to register as an active student for the course in either of these ways, you will loose the access to the course for the given semester.


Oral examination

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed exam at the beginning of the next semester.

New examinations are offered at the beginning of the next semester for students who do not successfully complete the exam during the previous semester.

We do not offer a re-scheduled exam for students who withdraw during the exam.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2015

Autumn 2013

Every fourth semester. Teaching may be cancelled if less than 5 students register for the course. The course will not be taught Autumn 2017.


Autumn 2015

Autumn 2013

Every fourth semester

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)