The course is useful for PhD candidates with a solid background and interest in Organic Chemistry, who are intrinsically motivated to develop an advanced understanding of modern organic chemistry and gain insight into reaction mechanisms and the underlying concepts.
ORC-12803 Organic Chemistry 1 and ORC-12903 Organic Chemistry 2 (or comparable), knowledge based on a standard text book such as e.g. Organic Chemistry by J. McMurry.
Preferably, also ORC-30806 Structure and Reactivity.
- Develop advanced understanding of modern organic chemistry
- Develop an understanding of the overlap of organic chemistry with neighbouring disciplines (biology, materials sciences)
- Develop an eye for synthetic strategies towards molecular structures with predesigned properties
- Insight into reaction mechanisms and the underlying concepts
Course will be given via online meetings (ca. 2-3h each), which will include presentation and problem solving session. Students will receive literature for preparative reading and problems to study (ca. 5h) one week prior the meeting.
26.10.2020 – Dr. Fedor Miloserdov: Total Synthesis – An Introduction
30.11.2020 – Dr. Fedor Miloserdov: Transition Metal Catalysis in Organic Synthesis
14.12.2020 – Dr. Guanna Li: What is DFT?
25.01.2021 – Dr. Bauke Albada: Peptide Chemistry
22.02.2021 – To be announced: To be announced
29.03.2021 – Dr. Maarten Smulders: Dynamic Covalent Chemistry
26.04.2021 – Dr. Louis de Smet: Surface Modification - Organic Voltaics
17.05.2021 – Dr. Gert Salentijn: To be announced
31.05.2021 – Dr. Maurice Franssen: To be announced
28.06.2021 – Prof. Han Zuilhof: To be announced
Dr. Fedor Miloserdov, Organic chemistry, Wageningen University & Research
Dr Fedor Miloserdov
Dr. Guanna Li
Dr. Gert Salentijn
Dr. Bauke Albada
Dr. Louis de Smet
Dr. Maarten Smulders
Dr. Maurice Franssen
Prof. Han Zuilhof
Date & duration
Course meetings are scheduled on Mondays (last of the month) afternoon at 3 pm.
The study load of the full course is 3 ECTS credits per year (10 sessions). ORC PhD candidates will attend the full course, while PhD candidates who are not affiliated with the ORC group can attend selected sessions (0.3 ECTS per session, if the preparative reading and problem solving were performed before the lecture).
The course language will be English.
For information about the course contents, please contact Dr. Fedor Miloserdov (Fedor.Miloserdov@wur.nl).
For organizational matters please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (for ORC PhDs)
or VLAG Yvonne.Smolders@wur.nl (for PhDs who are not affiliated with the ORC group).
Location & accommodation
Lectures will be online.
Registration & course fee
Participation is free of charge for PhD candidates of the Graduate Schools VLAG, EPS, PE&RC, WIMEK, WIAS and WASS.
Course materials vary with each session and may consist of sections to read from the main AOC course textbook: The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms, Grossman; Organic Chemistry, Clayden/Greeves/Warren, 2nd edition, as well as selected scientific literature.
Registration of ORC PhD candidates is organized within the ORC group. For others, go to the course registration form.