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
- Insight into reaction mechanisms and the underlying concepts
- Develop an eye for synthetic strategies towards molecular structures with predesigned properties
- Develop an understanding of the overlap of organic chemistry with neighbouring disciplines (biology, materials sciences)
The course consists of 10 sessions per year, 2-3 hours per session. The format for each session can vary between group presentations & discussion, problem solving sessions, short lectures by staff members or a combination. For each session the course material will involve ~ 5 hrs of preparatory reading. Also, active participation during the sessions is compulsory.
You can start participating in the course at any time, but starting from September 2019 onwards has the advantage of starting with 3 recap lectures.
Sept. 30th 2019: recap lecture (Lecturer: Floris van Delft)
Oct. 28th 2019: recap lecture (Lecturer: Floris van Delft)
Nov. 25th 2019: recap lecture (Lecturer: Floris van Delft)
Dec. 16th 2019: Polymer chemistry (Lecturer: Maarten Smulders)
Jan ‘20: Surface Modification - Organic Voltaics with a Focus on Polymer Films & Patterning (Lecturer: Louis de Smet)
Feb ‘20: Peptide & nucleotide synthesis (Lecturer: Bauke Albada)
Mar ‘20: Click chemistry (Lecturer: Floris van Delft)
Apr ‘20: Bioconjugate chemistry (Lecturer: Floris van Delft)
May ‘20: Carbohydrate chemistry (Lecturer: Floris van Delft)
Jun ‘20: Biological Applications of Organometallic Complexes (Lecturer: Bauke Albada)
Sep ‘20: Theoretical chemistry (Lecturer: Han Zuilhof)
Oct ‘20: Supramolecular chemistry (Lecturer: Maarten Smulders)
Nov ‘20: Pericyclic reactions/rearrangements (Lecturer: Maurice Franssen)
Dec ‘20: Olefin and aryl chemistry (Lecturer: Floris van Delft)
Prof. Floris van Delft, Organic chemistry, Wageningen University & Research
Prof. Floris van Delft
Dr Bauke Albada
Dr Maurice Franssen
Dr Louis de Smet
Dr Maarten Smulders
Prof. Han Zuilhof
Date & duration
Course meetings are scheduled on Mondays (last of the month) afternoon at 3 pm.
The study load of this course is 3.0 ECTS credits for participation in 10 sessions.
The course language will be English.
For information about the course contents, please contact Prof. Floris van Delft (Floris.vanDelft@wur.nl).
For more information please contact: Mrs. Yvonne Smolders
The Graduate School VLAG
P.O. Box 17
6700 AA Wageningen
Phone: +31 317 485108
Location & accommodation
Lectures will be given on the campus of Wageningen University, Helix building.
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: 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.