Course title
Organic Materials Chemistry

matsumura kazunari Click to show questionnaire result at 2019
Course description
In material engineering, knowledge of organic reaction is important in order to understand the polymerization reaction. it is also essential for understanding recent topics of advanced organic materials such as chemical modification to materials, supramolecular polymers, and bio-functional material. This course provides the opportunity to review fundamental concepts of organic reaction.
Purpose of class
Review of Fundamental concepts of nomenclature, structure and reaction mechanism of organic compounds through the active learning method
Goals and objectives
  1. Understanding and appreciation of both chemical structures and organic reaction mechanisms in terms of electronic theory
  2. Checking basic knowledge which is essential to understanding organic chemistry, such as nomenclature of organic compounds and
    stereochemical projection
  3. Describing chemical reaction using the terms such as transition state and reaction intermediates, and understanding chemical kinetics and equilibrium
Japanese(English accepted)
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Guidance (nomenclature of organic chemistry) Check chemistry knowledge ever learned 100minutes
2. Nomenclature of organic chemistry Review the previous lecture 200minutes
3. Lewis structures, molecular shapes Review the previous lecture 200minutes
4. Acid and base Review the previous lecture 200minutes
5. Atomic orbital and molecular orbital Review the previous lecture 200minutes
6. Stereochemistry 1 (projections, stereoisomer) Review the previous lecture 200minutes
7. Stereochemistry 2 (enantiomers / diastereomers, optical rotation) Review the previous lecture 200minutes
8. Reaction Kinetics 1 (order of reaction) Review the previous lecture 200minutes
9. Reaction Kinetics 2 (transition state) Review the previous lecture 200minutes
10. Reaction intermediate and reaction selectivity Review the previous lecture 200minutes
11. Electrophilic and Nucleophlic substitution Review the previous lecture 200minutes
12. Sn1/Sn2 reaction and E1/E2 reaction Review the previous lecture 200minutes
13. Aromatic substitution reaction (electrophilic and nulceophilic) and orientation of electrophilic substitution of a benzene ring Review the previous lecture 200minutes
14. Wrap up exercise Review the previous lecture 200minutes
Total. - - 2700minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Quiz Total.
1. 33% 33%
2. 33% 33%
3. 34% 34%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Students’ knowledge will be evaluated through success in doing a brief quiz at the lecture time.
Textbooks and reference materials
「有機化学・基礎の基礎 -100のコンセプト-」(山本嘉則 編著、化学同人)(Japanese)
The student should be familiar with the basic program in organic chemistry .
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • After the lecture, or call/e-mail to schedule an appointment
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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