Courses in Chemistry

Courses in Chemistry in the 28th Jyväskylä Summer School. The University of Jyväskylä reserves the right to make changes to the course programme.

CH1: Rearrangement reactions in syntheses

Time: 8.-10.8.2018, 12-18h, 2 h morning lecture, 2 h afternoon lecture followed by 2 h problem session each day
Participants: 30 students
Lecturer(s):  Prof. Peter Somfai (Lund University, Sweden)
Coordinator(s): Ph.D. Student Juha Siitonen, prof. Petri Pihko
Code: KEMV117
Modes of study: Attending problem sets and a home-exam
Credits: 2 ECTS
Evaluation: Pass/fail

Contents: Introduction to rearrangement reactions; Classification of rearrangement reactions; Nucleophilic rearrangements– rearrangements to electron deficient carbon, nitrogen and oxygen; Sigmatropic rearrangements; Free-radical rearrangements; Rearrangement reactions and retrosynthetic analysis; Application of rearrangement reactions to the synthesis of complex organic molecules.

Learning outcomes: The student is able to design syntheses using rearrangement reactions as key steps and propose reasonable reaction mechanisms for rearrangements.

Prerequisites: MSc or last-year MSc student in organic chemistry or equivalent

CH2: The role of non-covalent interactions in solid-state properties of materials

Time: 13.-17.8.2018, 12h lectures
Participants: No limitations
Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. Catharine Esterhuysen (Stellenbosch University, Republic of South Africa)
Coordinator(s):  Prof. Matti Haukka
Code: KEMV118
Modes of study: Lectures, home exam
Credits: 2 ECTS
Evaluation: Pass/fail

Contents: Types of non-covalent interactions, with particular focus on hydrogen bonding, halogen bonding and closed shell interactions. Analysis of non-covalent interactions, with a particular focus on crystallographic “data-mining” using the Cambridge Structural Database”. Computational modelling and analysis of non-covalent interactions including Energy Decomposition Analysis, Natural Bond Orbital and Atoms in Molecules analysis. Applications to the solid-state properties of materials

Learning outcomes: To understand the nature of the different non-covalent interactions. How to identify non-covalent contacts. Applications of non-covalent interactions in chemistry.
Prerequisites: Bachelor level studies in Chemistry.