KJM5270 – Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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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.

Course content

The course explores modern techniques in organic synthesis, such as coupling chemistry, unsymmetric reactions and C-H-activation.

The course focuses on different ways to influence regio- and stereoselectivies in chemical reactions and uses reaction mechanisms to understand and explain these phenomena.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, you:

  • have a basic understanding of retrosynthetic techniques
  • can give examples of modern processes and reactions in organic synthesis, such as catalyzed coupling chemistry, asymmetric reactions and catalyzed C-H activation
  • are be able to determine how choice of catalyst, ligand, and conditions control regio- and stereoselectivities
  • understand how reaction mechanisms give a rational foundation to predict and understand regio- and stereoselectivities

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


The teaching includes 12 hours of lectures and 28 hours of oral presentations and colloquia. 

Before you can sit the final exam, you must be present at 80% of the lectures and oral presentations/colloquia.


  • Final oral examination, 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: KJM9270 – Synthetic Organic 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

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 22, 2020 1:17:20 PM

Facts about this course


The course is given every 4th semester

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)