Principles Of Organic Synthesis

By Prof. T Punniyamurthy   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 838
The course has nine modules starting from the formation of acid-catalyzed carbon-carbon bond formation to application of the modern transition metal catalysis. Students of graduate and post graduate preparing for NET and GATE examination will find this course extremely useful.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : M.Sc Students/faculty
PREREQUISITES  : BSc (Chemistry)
INDUSTRY SUPPORT  : Dr. Reddy’s Laboratory, 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 : 30 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 : Formation of Aliphatic Carbon-Carbon Bonds: Base Catalyzed Reactions
Week 2 : Formation of Aliphatic Carbon-Carbon Bonds: Acid Catalyzed Reactions
Week 3 : Organometallic Reagents 
Week 4 : Formation of Aliphatic Carbon-Nitrogen Bonds 
Week 5 : Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution 
Week 6 : Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution 
Week 7 : Aromatic Diazonium Salts
Week 8 : Molecular Rearrangements
Week 9 : Reagents Containing Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon, Boron or Tin 
Week 10 :Free-Radical Reactions 
Week 11 :Reagents Containing Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon, Boron or Tin 
Week 12 :Free-Radical Reactions 

Books and references

1. W. Carruthers, Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis, Cambridge, 4th Edition, 2015.
2. J. Clayden, Organic Chemistry, Oxford. 2nd Edition, 2014. 
3. F. A. Carey and R. J. Sundberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part A & B, 5th ed., Springer, New York, 2007.

Instructor bio

Prof. T Punniyamurthy

IIT Guwahati
Professor T Punniyamurthy is Head of the Department of Chemistry and obtained Ph.D. in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur in 1995. He subsequently held postdoctoral positions at North Dakota State University, Kyushu University and Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie dev Montpellier prior to joining at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in 2001. He is also visiting Professor at Oxford University, Kyushu University and the Scripps Research Institute San Diego. His research interests include C-H activation, stereoselective synthesis and heterocyclic chemistry.He has produced 21 Ph.D. scholars and 30 M.Sc. students with 130 publications having citations <6300 and h-index 42. He is a recipient of UKIERI Research Fellowship, JSPS Bridge Fellowship, JSPS Invitation Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship and CRSI Bronze medal. He is also an elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences and Royal Society of Chemistry

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: 30 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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