Fundametals of Organic Chemistry
TeachersTAKAHASHI, SenjiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 2nd semest [Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategoryBasic Major Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective Requisites 2credit
 Syllabus Number5C227

Course Description

The following subjects will be studied in the course.
(1) Focusing on alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and dienes. Naming convention based on the IUPAC nomenclature system, structural formulation and physiological/chemical properties of these compounds will be studied as well as typical reactions.
(2) Stereochemistry of alkanes and alkenes: Focusing on structural, geometrical and asymmetric isomerizations. Naming convention based on the IUPAC nomenclature system structural, formulation and optical properties of these compounds will be studied.

Course Objectives

The course objectives are to understand basic chemistry which will be required to pursue other chemistry-related courses. It also leads students to have interest in chemical characteristics, reaction properties and chemical synthesis methodology of organic compounds.

Grading Policy

Reports and occasional test (20%) results are considered with final examination results (80%).

Textbook and Reference

Textbook "Oruganic Chemistry : A Short Course [10th Edition]"
(Hart Kisoyukikagaku (in Japanese))

Harold Hart, Leslie E. Craine, David J. Hart
(translated by Kinya Akiba and Akira Oku)


(Preparation of lecture) The students are required to read the corresponding part of the text in advance, make it clear what they don't understand, and be ready to ask during the lecture (1.5 hr.).
(Review of lecture) The students should check any contents, which they could not understood, after the lecture (1.5 hr.).



1Classification of organic compounds

2Alkane (1) Covalent bond and sp3 hybrid orbital

3Alkane (2) Nomenclature of alkanes / Conformation

4Alkane (3) Preparation (Coupling : alkyl halides and organometallic compounds)

5Alkane (4) Reaction (Halogenation)

6Alkene (1) sp2 hybrid orbital / Nomenclature of alkenes

7Alkene (2) Preparation (Elimination of alkyl halides / Dehydration of alcoholes)

8Alkene (3) Reaction 1 (Addition reactions / Markovnikov addition)

9Alkene (4) Reaction 2 (Oxymercuration reaction / Hydroboration / Ozonolysis)

10Alkyne (1) sp hybrid orbital / Nomenclature of alkenes

11Alkyne (2) Preparation (Reaction of sodium acetylide and alkyi halides)
12Alkyne (3) Reaction (Addition reactions / Keto-enol tautomerism)

13Diene (1) Reaction (1,2-addition and 1,4-addition)

14Diene (2) Diels- Alder reaction

15Stereoisomer (Configurational isomer and enantiomer / R, S convention)