The course covers the chemical and mechanistic principles of organic reactions utilized in biological systems. Spectroscopy, organic reactions and related mechanisms of bio-molecules or small molecules in biological systems will be discussed from a functional group perspective. Multiple examples from medicinal chemistry, chemical biology and biochemistry will be used to illustrate the concepts. Knowledge of organic mechanistic arrow-pushing formalism is required.
Pre-Reqs: CHEM 2210 Org Chemistry I, and CHEM 2290L Organic Chemistry Laboratory IB ; Co-Req: CHEM 2300L Organic Chemistry Lab IIB, and Biology Majors Only.