Short Title:Organic Reactions and Mechanisms
Full Title:Organic Reactions and Mechanisms
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ORRE H3001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Science
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:This module aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of the reaction mechanisms and application to predicting synthetic pathways of common organic molecules. Emphasis will be placed on the synthesis of legal and illegal drugs. Students will be expected to propose synthetic routes for simple compounds.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Write the mechanisms for key reactions of alkenes and alkynes, and of the carbonyl and hydroxyl groups, including the Diels-Alder reaction.
LO2 Draw the mechanisms for carbocation rearrangements and products formed from carbocation reactions by identifying the intermediate stability.
LO3 Draw the canonical forms for heterocyclic electrophillic and nucleophillic substitution.
LO4 Apply retrosynthetic analysis to a target molecule, including identifying synthons, synthetic equivalents and the reagents used for major functional group transformations.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Open book assignment 1 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Course content 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Writing reaction mechanisms 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Paula Yurkanis Bruice 2011, Organic chemistry, 6th ed Ed., Prentice Hall Boston [ISBN: 978-0321697684]
  • Suzanne Bell 2006, Forensic chemistry, Pearson Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 978-0131478350]
  • Hart and Craine 2007, Organic Chemistry: A Short Course, 12th ed Ed., McGraw-Hill Madrid [ISBN: 978-0618590735]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SADNF_B Bachelor of Science Hons in DNA and Forensic Analysis 5 Mandatory
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 5 Group Elective 2
TA_SADNF_D Bachelor of Science in DNA and Forensic Analysis 5 Mandatory