Understanding Organic Reactions

Studies in molecular transition metal and main group chemistry. Ligand design for novel elementary transformations and catalysis, with recent emphasis on borylation chemistry. Exploration of the frontiers of synthesis and reactivity of highly reactive cations and most weakly coordinating anions. New materials based on metallopolymers with redox-active ligands.

Terminology of Organic Reactions

Organic Synthesis - Organic Chemistry Portal

Organic Reactions - Organic Chemistry Portal

Chemical biology of enzyme-catalyzed reactions with an emphasis on the design and evolution of novel enzymes for the detection and destruction of organophosphate nerve agents, and the discovery of new enzymes for the metabolism of carbohydrates.

Learn the Name Reactions in Organic Chemistry.

Our Gold Standard DAT Organic Chemistry Reactions and Summary page is not intended to be an exhaustive ORG review. That requires much more than one page. However, we hope you find a helpful summary of key organic chemistry reactions to help make your DAT review a bit easier. Consider printing the reactions and reviewing the logic frequently. As much as possible, try to make sense of the reactions and avoid memorizing. You will notice reactions that are numbered and then described below. If you happen to have the Gold Standard DAT Chemistry book, we have placed the cross-reference to the section of the book for more information regarding any reaction or mechanism (i.e. ORG 4.2 = Organic Chemistry chapter 4, section 4.2).


Why not take an online class in Organic Chemistry?

Here is just a list of the reactions that we discussed in detail in class. We plan to add mechanistic schemes and other "goodies" slowly over the next few semesters. For now, just to help you keep track of the transformations we offer some limited "highlights". Please note that no stereochemistry is implied in the reaction schemes.

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Terminology of Organic Reactions
A mechanism is a complete step-by-step description of the bond breaking and the bond forming steps. Stochiometry is the relationship between reactants and products in a chemical reaction. Thermodynamics is the study of the energy changes that accompany the physical and chemical changes. Kinetics is the study of the rates of chemical reactions. Transition state is the energy state between reactants and products. Activation energy is the energy needed to initiate a chemical reaction. Hammond postulate is the structure of a transition state is most similar to the structure of the closest stable species. Kinetic vs. thermodynamic control is kinetic product predominates at low temperature and thermodynamic product predominates at high temperature. Reactive intermediate is a short-lived species that is an intermediate in a chemical reaction. Catalyst is a compound that increases the rate of reaction without being consumed. Solvent effect is the effect that a solvent has on the rate of reaction.

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The Special Issue on “Photoredox Catalysis in Organic Chemistry” highlights the renaissance of interest in synthetic applications of photoinduced electron transfer chemistry. This powerful, enabling technology has resulted in the development of a remarkably diverse range of organic free radical and radical ion reactions with broad impact in organic synthesis, materials science and pharmaceutical chemistry. The issue is guest-edited by two of the leading researchers in the field, Corey Stephenson and Tehshik Yoon.

Photoredox Catalysis in Organic Chemistry

It is not clear from this however, how the chemistry might be done! Therefore just being given the starting materials is not sufficient to help plan a synthesis.
Note the importance of CCBFR.

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Current research centers around organometallic chemistry, and branches into catalysis, organic synthesis, enantioselective reactions, stereochemistry, mechanism, and materials and green chemistry. Present initiatives include enantioselective and recoverable catalysts, and organometallic building blocks for molecular wires and gyroscopes.