Course Catalog

Essentials of Organic Chemistry

This course is ideal for individuals who have been away from organic chemistry for a while and need to sharpen their memory of the basics. This course will renew your knowledge of the basics of organic chemistry by reviewing nomenclature, oxidation reduction, typical reactions of functional groups from a mechanistic perspective, stereochemistry, and medicinal chemistry.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • Nomenclature
  • Oxidation Reduction
  • Typical Reactions of Functional Groups from a Mechanistic Perspective
  • Stereochemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Information

This course is ideal for individuals who have been away from organic chemistry for a while and need to sharpen their memory of the basics. This course will renew your knowledge of the basics of organic chemistry by reviewing nomenclature, oxidation reduction, typical reactions of functional groups from a mechanistic perspective, stereochemistry, and medicinal chemistry.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who wish to enhance their professional success by renewing their knowledge of the basics of organic chemistry. The course is ideal for individuals who have been away from organic chemistry for a while and need to sharpen their memory of the basics.

Benefits

  • Gain confidence with organic terminology.
  • Regain a global perspective of the relationships of organic functional groups.
  • Understand the essential concepts for the writing of mechanisms of reactions.
  • Use the relationships between functional groups as a basis for rational molecular conversions.
  • Review the essential concepts for understanding rationales for receptor/drug interactions.

Agenda

  • Nomenclature of molecules containing the 12 most common functional groups–aliphatic; aromatic.
  • Oxidation reduction relationships between organic molecules.
  • The nature of each functional group which underlies the most common reaction mechanisms involving that functional group.
  • Stereochemistry, hydrogen bonding, and the importance of these groups to understanding drug/receptor interactions.
  • Individual study of one mechanism (choose from several) to realize the details of a reaction mechanism.

Course Locations

Date

TBA

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Register Via Mail

Venue

TBA

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $895 $1,095
Standard $1,095 $1,295

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax or mail and note this offer on your registration form.

About the Instructor

  • Lindy Harrison

    is Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry (retired) at York College of Pennsylvania where she taught organic chemistry and the capstone Physical Sciences seminar that included technical writing. Dr. Harrison teaches each of the following ACS Short Courses in-person and as webcasts: Essentials of Organic Chemistry, Effective Technical Writing, and Effective Technical Writing (English as a Second Language Version).