Introduction to Bioorganic Chemistry (4 h)

Bioorganic chemistry deals with the understanding of biochemical processes and their application for the development of novel organic chemistry tools. Throughout the course, you will gain a basic understanding of bioorganic chemistry: starting from its key concepts, the course will develop through the analogies between organic reactions and biochemical transformations (Biomimetic Chemistry), the catalytic mechanisms of several classes of enzymes, and how some of the effects we observe in enzyme mechanisms can be applied to organic synthesis as well. Prerequisites Basic knowledge: acid-base theories; principles of chemical kinetics and fundamentals of thermodynamics. Knowledge of organic chemistry: structure, properties, and activities of the main functional groups of organic chemistry; fundamentals of stereochemistry


D. Caprioglio


organic chemistry