KJM5220 – Heterocyclic Chemistry
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
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.
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.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with KJM9220 – Heterocyclic Chemistry.
- 9 credits overlap with KJ423.
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
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: