Code: CTQ-019


Title: Catalysis in Organic Chemistry


Level: Master / PhD

Mandatory: no

Total study time: 48h                                                   TPI: (2-0-2)



Acid and base catalysis (general and specific) in Organic Chemistry; Brönsted equation. Nucleophilic and electrophilic catalysts; asymmetric catalysis. C–C and C–element bond formation using reactions with transition metals and organometallics as catalysts; catalytic cycles.



  • Smith, M.; March, J., March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure, 6th edition, Wiley, 2007.
  • Anslyn, E. V. V.; Dougherty, D. A., Modern Physical Organic Chemistry, Universal Science Books, 2005.
  • Carey, F. A. A.; Sundberg, R. J., Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part A: Structure and Mechanisms, 4th edition, Springer-Verlag (LLC), 2001.
  • Fersht, A., Structure and Mechanism in Protein Science: A Guide  to Enzyme Catalysis and Protein Folding, Worth Publishers, 1999.

Complementary Bibliography

  • Carroll, F. A.; Perspectives on Structure and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry, Brooks/Cole, 1997.
  • Lowry, T. H.; Richardson, K. S., Mechanism and Theory in Organic Chemistry, 3rd edition, Addison-Wesley, 1997.