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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


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Recommended previous knowledge

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with KJM9220 – Heterocyclic Chemistry

9 credit points with KJ 423.


The course consists of 30hours lectures, 10 hours exercises.


Oral examnation counts 100 % of the final grade.

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

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

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






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.


Autumn 2017

Autumn 2015

Every 4th semester.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)