Course Schedule

 

Week

Date

Contents

1st

3/1, 3/3

No class (Enjoy the first week of the semester)

2nd

3/8, 3/10

Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lab (Orientation: Mandatory!). Safety, organic chemistry literatures, chemdraw, scifinder and more. Tips on how to ACE this course will be revealed on this day by Prof. Sunkyu Han.

3rd

3/15, 3/17

Menthol Purification-Thin-Layer Chromatography and Column Chromatography

4th

3/22, 3/24

Menthol Esterification-Setting up a reaction and conducting work-up

5th

3/29, 3/31

Diels-Alder Reaction

6th

4/5, 4/7

Reductive Amination via a Solid-Solid Reaction and Acetylation

7th

4/12, 4/14

No labs (Enjoy the beatiful Cherry Blossoms)

8th

4/19, 4/21

No Labs (Good luck with the midterm exams)

Midterm Paper Due: 4/24, 10 pm

9th

4/26, 4/28

Optical Resolution of 1,2-Diaminocyclohexane

10th

5/3, 5/5

No labs (Happy birthday Buddha and Children)

11th

5/10, 5/12

Bignelli Reaction

12th

5/17, 5/19

Nucleophilic Addition to Carbonyl: Grignard Reaction with a Ketone

13th

5/24, 5/26

No labs (Enjoy the KAIST Students' Festival)

14th

5/31, 6/2

Converting Aniline to Brominated Acetanilide: A Multistep Synthesis

15th

6/7, 6/9

No Labs (We know that you must be very busy around this time of the year so we cancelled the lab. Cheer-up!)

16th

6/14, 6/16

No labs (Good luck with your finals)

Final Paper Due: 6/19, 10 pm