The members of the Organocatalysis Research Group are heavily involved in the training of young chemists at Eötvös Loránd University's Faculty of Science. Our PhD students and researchers participate in the teaching of a number of lectures, seminars, and laboratory courses. Furthermore, the following courses are also available for credits for those who want to learn more about advanced organic chemistry:
Throughout this course, students can learn about the most remarkable and ingenious total syntheses developed by outstanding synthetic organic chemists. For each presented total synthesis, we go over the key synthetic and strategical steps that made them possible, while also promoting the retrosynthetic viewpoints needed to plan such complex synthetic pathways.
In this course, students will learn about the synthesis, reactivity, and properties of heterocyclic compounds. This is of great importance in modern organic and medicinal chemistry, as most natural products and drug candidates contain heterocyclic moieties.
In this course, students can learn about the “hidden” physical rules that govern organic reactions. This facilitates a deeper understanding of the mechanisms behind complex reactions and helps to understand, why certain transformations happen the way they do. Throughout the course, we will talk about pericyclic reactions, electro- and photochemical transformations, radical reactions, stereoelectronic effects, and linear free-energy correlations.
The Green Chemistry Laboratory Course contains a set of laboratory exercises, through which students can familiarize themselves with advanced organic syntheses that utilize green, environmentally friendly reagents and methodologies. One of these exercises is the organocatalysis laboratory, where we present the concepts and key reactions of this paradigm-changing field of organic chemistry.