NS2013: Chemistry in Drug Design

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Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Credits: 15

Length: 5 weeks


Module Synopsis:

Organic chemistry is important in many areas of industry and in the field of pharmaceuticals. In this module you will explore some of the key aspects of organic chemistry in the context of the design and delivery of drugs. This brings together issues of fundamental research, industrial scaling up of processes, environmental impact and patent law.

Learning Objectives:

  • Thermodynamics of Chemical Reactions
  • Enzyme Catalysed Reactions
  • Transition States
  • Nucleophilic Substitution a the Carbonyl Group
  • Enzymes
  • Spectroscopy
  • NMR
  • Inorganic Coordination Complexes and their Roles in Medicine and Beyond
  • The Models of Boding used to Describe Coordination Complexes
  • The Nature of d-Orbitals
  • d-Metal Complexes
  • Crystal Field Theory
  • Ligand Field Theory
  • Selection Rules Governing Electrostatic Transitions

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