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Module Code: CHE207
Module Title: Preparative Chemistry: Synthesis and Characterisation
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: CHE101 CHE103 CHE112 CHE113 CHE115
The module aims to present a unified approach to the synthesis and characterisation of organic, organometallic and inorganic compounds and will build on techniques introduced in the previous year’s modules, such as the general chemistry module CHE115, organic chemistry modules CHE112 and CHE113, and inorganic chemistry module CHE103.
Learning outcomes 
A perform preparative and synthetic chemistry using advanced techniques

B characterize organic and inorganic compounds

C use word processing and chemical structure drawing programmes to produce written experimental reports.

Method of teaching and learning 
Tutorials and laboratory sessions
Organic Experiments (weeks 1-7)

• A Hantzsch pyridine synthesis

• Synthesis of dimedone by carbonyl condensations

• A Grignard reaction using a protecting group

• Resolution of the enantiomers of 1-phenylethylamine

Inorganic Experiments (weeks 8-14)

• Preparation and analysis of iron(II) oxalate

• Preparation and analysis of acetylacetonato-complexes of transition-metals

• Preparation of a cobaltammine and the determination of its molecular formula

• Preparation and characterization of a tetra-azamacrocycle complex of Ni(II)


• Introduction to the physical basis of NMR. Quantum numbers, energy levels, magnetic equivalence, chemical shifts, scalar couplings. Revision of CHE102 material

• Interpretation of mass spectra, infrared spectra, elemental analyses and 1H and 13C NMR spectra will be required to determine structures

• Spin-spin coupling (J values) in 1H NMR and their use in the determination of stereochemistry and conformational analysis will be introduced

• basic concepts in transition metal chemistry

• metal complex characterization techniques

• introduction of crystal field theory

• spectroscopy and magnetism of transition metal ions and complexes

• characterisation of complexes using analytical and spectroscopic techniques

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester     13  104    33  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Laboratory Work 70.00
2 Coursework 1 15.00
3 Coursework 2 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/3/2020 12:54:29 AM