Reagents In Organic Synthesis

By Prof. Subhas Chandra Pan   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 1033
This course will deal with the various synthetic strategies using organic reagents. Both classical and modern reagents shall be discussed emphasizing on the mechanistic details. This course shall useful to students of undergraduate, post graduate and Ph.D. Students preparing for NET and GATE examination will find this course extremely useful.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT  : Dr. Reddy’s Laboratory, Lupin, Syngenta etc
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Chemistry
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : Oxidizing Agents in Organic Transformations-Part-I
Week 2 : Oxidizing Agents in Organic Transformations-Part-II
Week 3 : Reducing Agents in Organic Transformations-Part-I
Week 4 : Reducing Agents in Organic Transformations-Part-II 
Week 5 : Organic Transformations-Using Non-Transition Metals Part-I 
Week 6 : Organic Transformations-Using Non-Transition Metals Part-II 
Week 7 : Organic Transformations-Using Non-Transition Metals Part-III
Week 8 : Organic Transformations-Using Transition Metals Part-I
Week 9 : Organic Transformations-Using Transition Metals Part-II
Week 10: Organic Transformations-Using Transition Metals Part-III 
Week 11: Organic Transformations-Using Transition Metals Part-IV
Week 12: Organic Transformations-Using Lanthanides Reagents

Books and references

1. P. Wyatt and S. Warren, Organic Synthesis Strategy and Control, Wiley, 2007. 
2. J. J. Li, Name Reaction, Springer, 2nd Edition, 2003 
3. Lanthanides in Organic Synthesis, T. Imamoto, Academic Press, 1994 
4. W. Carruthers, Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis, Cambridge, 4th Edition, 2015. 
5. J. Clayden, Organic Chemistry, Oxford. 2nd Edition, 2014

Instructor bio

Prof. Subhas Chandra Pan

IIT Guwahati
Prof. Subhas Chandra Pan obtained his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry Honours in 2001 from Calcutta University and M.S. degree in 2004 from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. During his MS thesis he worked in Prof. Goverdhan Mehta's laboratory on the total synthesis of epoxyquinone natural products. He obtained his PhD degree in 2008 under the guidance of Prof. Benjamin List at the Max-Planck-Institut fr Kohlenforschung, Mlheim an der Ruhr, Germany. After doing postdoctoral studies at Harvard University with Prof. E J Corey and at the Scripps Research Institute, Florida with Prof. Glenn C. Micalizio, he joined IIT Guwahati as Assistant Professor in 2011 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015.So far he has published 56 research publications in peer reviewed journals and wrote a book chapter with Prof Benjamin List. He has over 1000+ citations with h index 15 and "i10 index of 24. So far he has guided 5 Ph.D and 10 master students for their dissertation. He is a recipient of DAE Young Scientist Research Award (2012) and Thieme Chemistry Journal Award (2018).

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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