5.43 Advanced Organic Chemistry

As taught in: Spring 2007

Enantiomeric molecules.

These two adamantane structures are enantiomers, or mirror images, of each other. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Mohammad Movassaghi

Course Features

Course Description

This course deals with the application of structure and theory to the study of organic reaction mechanisms: Stereochemical features including conformation and stereoelectronic effects; reaction dynamics, isotope effects and molecular orbital theory applied to pericyclic and photochemical reactions; and special reactive intermediates including carbenes, carbanions, and free radicals.