This course is a continuation of Chem UA 225, Organic I. Topics include dienes and allylic systems, aromatic and heteroaromatic compounds, amines, carbonyl compounds (such as aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and carboxylic acid derivatives), heterocycles, synthetic drugs, natural products (such as carbohydrates, alkaloids, amino acids, peptides), and biopolymers (such as proteins, DNA and RNA, polysaccharides). Synthetic methodology, i.e. organic reactions, and synthetic design will play a more prominent role.
In keeping with Chem UA 225, we will use the following textbook: Maitland Jones and Steven A. Fleming, Organic Chemistry, Fifth Edition (ISBN-13 978-0393913033 or ISBN-10 0393913031). This book provides a good introduction into the basic concepts we cover in the course and offers a variety of problems that should help you with learning the course material. Midterms and the Final Exam are based mainly on this material and addition concepts we cover in class. The assigned chapters in the book are required reading. We also encourage you to use the Study Guide/Solutions Manual by M. Jones, H.L. Gingrichand, S. A. Fleming (ISBN-13: 978-0393935004 or ISBN-10: 0393935000).
The course web site can be found here (accessible to NYU students).