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current-courses

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AIMF (Atomes Ions Molécules et Fonctions): partie introduction à la chimie organique.

La première introduction à la chimie organique est donnée dans le cadre du cours AIMF (atomes,  ions, molécules et fonctions) lors des 5 dernières semaines du premier semestre à l’EPFL. Cette partie introductrice sert de lien entre l’atomistique introduite par le Prof. Corminboeuf et la chimie organique détaillée donnée au 2ème semestre par le Prof. Sandrine Gerber. Le cours est donné en Français.

La présentation du cours contient toutes les bases théoriques importantes, et elle sera complétée par des exemples résolus durant le cours. Le site privilégié pour l’échange d’informations sur le cours reste cependant moodle, qui sera mis à jour plus régulièrement que ce site web.

Présentation (version 2017 avec Quizz)
Présentation 2017

Exercices

Exercices 2012      Exercices 2013      Exercices 2014      Exercices 2015      Exercices 2016
Exercices 2017

Examens

Examen 2017      Solutions Examen 2017
Examen 2016      Solutions Examen 2016
Examen 2015      Solutions Examen 2015
Examen 2014-rattrapage      Solutions Examen 2014-rattrapage
Examen 2014      Solutions Examen 2014
Examen 2013      Solutions Examen 2013
Examen 2013-Rattrapage      Solution Examen 2013-Rattrapage
Examen 2012      Solution Examen 2012
Examen 2012-Rattrapage      Solution Examen 2012-Rattrapage


Synthèse Asymétrique/Asymmetric Synthesis

“Synthèse asymétrique” est un cours de 3ème année du cycle bachelor donné en Français. Le but du cours est de comprendre et d’analyser les problèmes de stéréochimie dans la synthèse organique classique, en particulier dans le contexte des polycétides. Le cours est divisé en 3 chapitres principaux: concepts de stéréochimie, chimie stéréosélective des alcènes et chimie stéréosélective des carbonyles, avec comme fil conducteur la synthèse de la discodermolide de Novartis. Les bases de la réactivité en chimie organique sont répétées dans un contexte tridimensionnel pour préparer les étudiants aux cours avancés de chimie organique au master.

Le script du cours contient tous les modèles généraux importants, mais pas les exemples qui seront présentés au tableau noir. Le problème de la semaine et deux séances d’exercices permettront d’appliquer les concepts vus dans le cours et sont indispensables pour comprendre et maitriser la matière. En plus du script principal, le résumé très bref en anglais des concepts de bases de première année en chimie organique (prerequired knowledge), l’ancien script du Prof. Vogel et le cours Chem 206 du Prof. Evans sont aussi des sources d’informations importantes. Since 2018, an English version of the lecture notes is also available

Scripts du Cours: dernière version
Script 2018

Lecture Notes: Last English Version
Lecture Notes 2018

Exercices (including exam questions 2014-2017)
Exercices2018     Anciens Exercices

Examens
Examen2012     Examen2013      Examen2014

Liens et documents utiles
Prerequired knowledge     Ancien Script (Prof. Vogel)   Evans CHEM 206


Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions in Organic Synthesis

“Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions in Organic Synthesis” is an advanced organic chemistry lecture in the second cycle of the master level. The lecture is focused on the principles and recent progress of asymmetric catalysis in organic chemistry. The students will learn to deal with primary literature and to use simple principles to understand a very complex domain in chemistry, which asks for good knowledge in basic organic reactivity, in inorganic chemistry and in stereochemistry.

The lecture is based on a powerpoint presentation covering the most important background information. Students are expected to participate actively in the lecture by presenting recent research publications, and by summarizing and organizing the information transmitted during the course.

Course Material Last Version:
Lecture Notes 2018   Summary 2018    Bibliography 2018

Student presentations
2008   2009    2010  2011  2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018
For copyright reasons, several files are password protected. Interested students should contact Prof. Waser for further information.


Organic Seminars

Organized jointly with Prof. Nicolai Cramer  and Prof. Jieping Zhu, the organic seminars are a cornerstone for the education of our PhD students at LCSO. Each semester, the students have the occasion to listen to and interact with at least 7 top scientists in the fields of organic and bioorganic chemistry.


Frontiers in Organic Synthesis

“Frontiers in Organic Synthesis” is an advanced organic chemistry lecture for the doctoral school. It is a cycle of thematic lectures, with the goal on focusing the formation of PhD student on a different topic every year. Currently, the topics are:

2011/2014/2017: Towards Sustainable Chemistry
2012/2015/2018: Synthesis of Carbo- and Hetero-cycles
2013/2016: Stereochemistry

After introduction and discussion of the topic in the class, each student will prepare a presentation and problem session on a specific topics. The class will then gather in a kind of mini-symposium, which will be also open for other interested students. The lecture is given jointly with Prof. Xile Hu.

Talks
2011      2012     2013     2014     2015     2016     2017     2018
For copyright reasons, several files are password protected. Interested students should contact Prof. Waser for further information.

old-courses

Structure and Reactivity

“Structure and Reactivity” is an organic chemistry lecture in the first cycle of the master level. The goal of the lecture is to revise the basic principles of organic chemistry introduced in the bachelors studies and to apply them to complex stereochemical problems in modern chemistry. It occupies a central place in the master formation in organic chemistry at ISIC, as it allow to make the link between physical organic chemistry lectures and application lectures in synthesis and medicinal chemistry. At the end of the lecture, the student should be able to analyse the structure of organic molecules and deduce their reactivity in reactions, even if he is in presence of a process never seen before. In 2010, following the reorganisation of organic chemistry teaching, the lecture became more focused on cyclization and cycloaddition reactions, as well as in the use of metals in organic chemistry.

The course is a classical blackboard lecture, in order to allow the students to experience learning by drawing, which is very important in organic chemistry.

Since Fall 2011, this lecture has been taken over by Prof. Nicolai Cramer.

Course Material 2007:   Summary 2007   Exam 2007-2008

Course Material 2008:    Program 2008   Summary 2008    Supplementary Material 2008    Exam 2008-2009

Course Material 2010:    Program 2010   Script Structure and Reactivity 2010   Problems of the week    Exercise Series   Exam 2010-2011