Graduate Organic Chemistry

Major topics to be covered: Asymmetric oxidation e.g. asymmetric oxidation, epoxidation of olefins (Sharpless, Jacobsen, Yang-shi, etc), asymmetric osmylation. Asymmetric reductions e.g. asymmetric reduction of carbonyl compounds, asymmetric hydrogenation, etc. Asymmetric C-C bond formation reactions. Metal-mediated organic transformations Protecting groups in organic synthesis. Selected mechanisms in organic synthesis.

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