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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

This course aims to get advanced training in the field of organometallic chemistry directed to the synthesis of organic structures with pharmaceutical applications. This course examines the preparation and applications in syntesis of main-group and transition-metal organometallics with an emphasis on basic mechanisms and structure-reactivity relationships.

This subject is related to the following subjects:

Chemistry degree: Organic Chemistry (26020), Organic Stereochemistry (26027), Structure Determination of Organic Compounds (26030), and Advanced Organic Chemistry (26035).

This subject is taught in English.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)



Competencias propias del módulo específico de química médica

  • CEQM1 : Dominar los conocimientos actualizados y avanzados relativos a la síntesis, aislamiento y purificación de los compuestos orgánicos.
  • CEQM14 : Conocer los métodos y estrategias en síntesis asimétrica avanzada.
  • CEQM16 : Conocer los procesos enantioselectivos catalizados por complejos metálicos quirales.
  • CEQM24 : Conocer técnicas acerca del empleo de catalizadores sólidos que puedan ser recuperados y reutilizados múltiples veces.
  • CEQM26 : Conocer las fuentes principales de productos químicos y su manipulación para su transformación posterior en materiales orgánicos de valor añadido.
  • CEQM28 : Ser capaz de aplicar los conceptos de química verde a todos los procesos de síntesis de fármacos, con énfasis en utilización de fuentes renovables de materias primas, reducción de sustancias contaminantes y diseño de procesos sostenibles.
  • CEQM3 : Plantear métodos y estrategias de síntesis.
  • CEQM5 : Conocer y aplicar conceptos a escala industrial y diseñar procesos a gran escala.
  • CEQM8 : Conocer en profundidad los mecanismos avanzados de las reacciones orgánicas.




Specific Competences:>>Specific Medical Chemistry Module

  • CEQM1 : Master advanced up-to-date knowledge relating to the synthesis, isolation and purification of organic compounds.
  • CEQM14 : Understand the methods and strategies of advanced asymmetric synthesis.
  • CEQM16 : Understand catalytic enantioselective processes by chiral metal complexes.
  • CEQM24 : Understand techniques of using solid catalysts that can be recovered and reused many times.
  • CEQM26 : Know the main sources of chemical products and their treatment for later transformation into organic materials with added value.
  • CEQM28 : Ability to apply the concepts of green chemistry to all processes used to synthesise medicines, with emphasis on using renewable sources for raw materials, reducing polluting substances and designing sustainable processes.
  • CEQM3 : Propose methods and strategies for synthesis.
  • CEQM5 : Understand and apply concepts on an industrial scale and design large-scale processes.
  • CEQM8 : In-depth understanding of the advanced mechanisms of organic reactions.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

General objectives

As general objective, it is intended that the students acquire the right skills to know and relate the structure, properties, reactivity, and applications of main-group and transition-metal derived organometallic compounds in organic synthesis.
On the other hand, this course is intended to acquire skills in the synthesis and manipulation of organometallic compounds as well as in the  use of appropriate technique for the study and characterization of these compounds.


Specific objectives

1. Recognize and classify the different types of main-group and transition-metal derived organometallic compounds.

2. Propose methods to prepare main-group and transition-metal derived organometallic compounds.

3. Know about the stabilty and reactivity (stoichiometric and catalytic) of the various types of organometallic compounds.

4. Apply the appropriate characterization technique to the analysis of organometallic compounds.

5. Know and demonstrate the utility of the organometallic compounds to the synthesis of drugs, especially by catalytic methods.





Code: 36631
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 3,00
Theoretical credits: 0,72
Practical credits: 0,44
Distance-base hours: 1,84

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 0,72
    Practical credits: 0,44
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught