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.)




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.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.