KJM5220 – Heterocyclic Chemistry

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

The subject is an advanced course in organic chemistry emphazing the chemistry of heterocyclic compounds. The subject is suitable for Ms students in organic chemistry and related areas.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course you will

  • be familiar with the structures of important classes of heterocyclic aromatic organic compounds
  • be able to classify simple heterocyclic aromatic compounds as electron deficient or electron rich and explain their reactivity based on these properties  
  • know how selected organometallic reactions can be applied in heterocyclic chemistry
  • be able to explain on a mechanistic level, reactions and synthesis of important electron deficient nitrogen containing heterocycles; pyridines, diazines and their benzo-condenced analogs  
  • be able to explain on a mechanistic level, reactions and synthesis of important electron rich heterocycles; furans, pyrroles and thiophenes and 1,3-azoles, and benzo-condenced analogs

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

KJM3200 – Organic Chemistry II

Overlapping courses


The teaching includes 30 hours of lectures and 10 hours of exercises.


  • Final oral exam, which counts 100% towards the final grade.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: KJM9220 – Heterocyclic Chemistry

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.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 26, 2022 3:42:22 AM

Facts about this course


Every other autumn starting 2003

Teaching may be cancelled if less than 5 students apply. It will still be possible for students to complete compulsory activities and exam if they wish.

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)