LEVEL: Master and Doctorate



Fundamental concepts on the planning of a total synthesis and a retrosynthetic analysis. Discussion of the main methods of chemical manipulation of functional groups, as well as strategies for the selective protection and deprotection of these groups. Presentation of the fundamental and advanced methodologies for the building of C-C bonds, highlighting the chemo-, regio- and stereo-selectivity of transformations.


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Specialized scientific journals such as Chemical Reviews, Chemical Society Reviews, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Organic Letters, Tetrahedron, Tetrahedron Letters, Tetrahedron Asymmetry, Chemical Communications, Chemistry – A European Journal, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, and other journals of interest in organic synthesis.