Organic Chemisty II Past Lecture Slides

Lecture 1
Main topics include:
• Syllabus & i>clicker registration
• nomenclature and props of alcohols
• preparation/rxn of alcohols review
• synthetic strategies using above runs
• oxidation of alcohols (Swern, chromium reagents, HIO4)
• reduction of alcohols with hydride donors
• comparison to hydroboration
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Lecture 2
Main topics include:
• Grignard reagents
• protecting groups
Lecture 3
Main topics include:
• electrophilic aromatic subset. (review)
• O vs. C-acylation (synthesis of aspirin)
• O-alkylation of phenols
• ethers: naming and properties
• crown ethers and ethers as solvents
• conformational analysis of heterocycles
• prep. of ethers review
• epoxidation by peroxyacids
Lecture 4
Main topics include:
• acidic cleavage of ethers and phenols
• benzyl ethers as protecting groups
• ring opening of epoxides
• biological [O] of arenes and toxicity
• phenols by epoxide NIH shift
• Claisen rearrangement
• alkylation of thiols and sulfides
• biosynthetic methylation by SAM
Lecture 5
Main topics include:
• name of ketones and aldehydes
• carbonyl bond strength (
σ vs. π)
• C=O polarity influence on bp and sol
• prep/rxns of aldehydes/ketones review
• hydration: Keq (steric vs. ground state)
• hyperconjugation and inductive effect on ground state (C=O) stability
• cyanohydrin formation; Keq
• benzoin condensation; umpolung
Lecture 6
Main topics include:
• types of carbonyl addition:
• formation of imines and enamines
• pH dependence on rate of formation
• Keq imine vs. enamine (BDE of C=N)
• stabilized imines
• semicarbazones from semicarbazide
• Schiff bases from pyridoxal phosphate
• reductive amination
• Wolf-Kishner reduction
Lecture 7
Main topics include:
• acetal formation; examples conditions
• mechanism; hemiacetal intermediate
• Dean-Stark trap with azeotropic diet.
• acetals protecting groups for carbonyl and diols
• stable hemiacetals; glucose mutarotation
• Wittig reaction; phosphorus ylides
• Wittig in synthesis
Lecture 8
Main topics include:
• carboxylic acids structure and naming
• boiling point and solubility
• acidity; substituent effect
• inferring nucleophilicity of benzene derivatives (rate of SE-Ar) from pKa
• percent ionization of acids
• salts of carboxylic acids
• micelles
Lecture 9
Main topics include:
• synthesis of carboxylic acids, review
• Grignard vs. nitrile synthesis of
• esterification through SN2
• Fisher esterification
• lactonization; macrolides
• mevalonolactone
• decarboxylation: diacids and b-ketoacids
• biological decarboxylations
Lecture 10
Main topics include:
• carboxylic acid derivatives; naming
• addition/elimination mechanism
• reactivity of acid derivatives
• reactivity rationale; inductive/resonance
• conversion of acids to derivatives
• thionyl chloride in synthesis
• amides by DCC
• mixed anhydride method
Lecture 11
Main topics include:
• reactions of carboxylic acid derivatives
• alcohol amine chemoselectivity for acylation with acid chlorides and anhyd.
• saponification and transesterification
• making soap and bodiesel
• Grignard addition to esters and nitriles
• biological reactions of thioesters
• acetyl CoA in glucosamine synthesis
• synthesis of benzocaine
Lecture 12
Main topics include:
• enols and enolates
• pKas of carbonyl compounds
• kinetic vs thermodynamic enolates
• Aldol condensation; mixed; biological
• Claisen condensation
• cholesterol and fatty acid biosynthesis
• acylation of ketones
Lecture 13
Main topics include:
• direct alkylation of enolate
• malonic acid synthesis
• decarboxylation mechanism
• acetoacetic ester synthesis
• 1,4- vs. 1,2-addition
• Gilman cuprate conjugate addition
• Michael addition
• Robinson annulation
• a-halogenation; Hell-Volhard-Zelinski
Lecture 14
Main topics include:
• classification; examples of alkaloids
• nomenclature
• basicity of alkyl and aryl amines
• substituting effects in aryl amines
• decreased basicity of aromatic amines
• amidine bases: imidazole and DBU
• amines at physiological pH
• amino acids; zwitterions at phys. pH
• solubility and extraction of amines
Lecture 15
Main topics include:
• basicity of amines review
• basicity of histamine N-atoms
• development of cimetidine (Tagement)
• LAH reduction to amines
• amine alkylation; quaternary salts
• Gabriel amine synthesis
• Curtius rearrangement
• Hoffmann elimination/rule
• Hoffmann transition states
Lecture 16
Main topics include:
• SE-Ar with anilines; EDGs
• formation of diazonium ions
• substitution of diazonium ions (Sandmeyer reaction); in synthesis
• carbohydrate classification
• Fischer projections: review
• D and L aldohexoses
• anomers of pyranoses and furanoses
Lecture 17
Main topics include:
• pyranose and furanose anomers
• mutarotation: calculation of ratio
• increased preference for alpha anomer: solvation and anomeric effects
• redox reactions of carbohydrates
• chain extension carbos: cyanohydrins
• chain shortening: Wohl degradation
• Koenigs-Knorr synthesis of glycoside
• osazone formation
Lecture 18
Main topics include:
• disaccharides; 1,4 and 1,6 linages
• amino acids; structure
• using Henderson-Hasselbach to determine major form at specific pH
• classification of side-chains
• side chain Van der Waals interactions
• synthesis of amino acids: HVZ, reductive amination, Strecker, acetamidomalonate
Lecture 19
Main topics include:
• Arene oxidation; NIH shift
• Schiff bases of pyridoxal phosphate: decarboxylation, racemization, transamination
• peptides & amino acid analysis
• Sanger's reagent
• ninhydrin staining
• Edman degradation with PITC
• enzyme hydrolysis
Lecture 20
Main topics include:
• amino acid protecting groups
• protein synthesis; Merrifield resin
• lipids: definition and types
• waxes, phospholipids, fats & oils,
• fatty acid biosynthesis
• soaps; saponification
• detergents
• biodiesel
Lecture 21
Main topics include:
•protaglandins and classification
• PGH2 biosynthesis
• cyclooxygenase inhibitors
• terpenes and terpenoids: classification
• mevalonate pathway; isopentenyl diphophate (IPP); limonene biosynth
• steroids; fused ring structure
• biosynthesis of lanosterol
Lecture 22
Main topics include:
•ATP and phosphorylation
• structural basis for phosphorylation potential
• coupled reactions and Keq
• Glycolysis steps (aldolase and and dehydrogenase mechanisms)
• Link reaction: pyruvate to acetyl CoA
• thiamine pyrophosphate mechanism
• other fates of pyruvate