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Course module: 6E3X0
Macro-organic chemistry
Course info
Course module6E3X0
Credits (ECTS)5
Category2 (Deepening)
Course typeBachelor College
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byEindhoven University of Technology; Chemical Engineering and Chemistry; Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry;
Is part of
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Coherent package - Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry
Contact personprof.dr. E.W. Meijer
Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. E.W. Meijer
Other course modules lecturer
Responsible lecturer
prof.dr. E.W. Meijer
Other course modules lecturer
Subject matter expert
prof.dr. E.W. Meijer
Other course modules lecturer
Co-lecturer A.R.A. Palmans
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2017
3  (05/02/2018 to 22/04/2018)
Starting block
TimeslotB: B - Mo 5-8, Tu 9-10, We 1-4
Course mode
Registration openfrom 15/11/2017 up to and including 07/01/2018
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Registration open for students from other department(s)Yes
Waiting listNo
Number of insufficient tests-
Number of groups of preference0
Learning objectives
The main objective of the course is to bring the modern insights in the molecular sciences in general and that of organic chemistry in particular to the student and that he/she can use them in the design of large and small molecules for a variety of applications. Next developing tools to the molecular design, the syntheses of these molecules is a prime component of the objective of the class. More specifically the following can be expected:
  • Being capable of acting at an academic level in the molecular language
  • Being able to design routes of synthesis for a large variety of molecules
  • Getting a detailed insight in the structure-property relationship of functional molecules
Being prepared to understand the science of organic chemistry also in a historical perspective.
In seven weeks the following topics will be presented:
  • Historic developments in molecular structures and carbohydrate chemistry.
  • Dyes and conjugated systems and there importance in daily life.
  • Pericyclic reactions using molecular orbital theory.
  • Condensation chemistry and parts of our metabolism.
  • Heterocyclic reactions and their role in medical drugs.
  • The organic chemistry of macromolecular systems.
Catalysis and chirality and retro-synthetic analysis.
Entrance requirements
Entrance requirements tests
Assumed previous knowledge
Elementary organic chemistry (6A2X0, Kuipers/Meijer ST) or Introduction Organic Chemistry (8SA00, Genderen BMT), and Organic Chemistry (6M1X0, Sijbesma ST).
Previous knowledge can be gained by
Resources for self study
Short promotional description of the course
Het college Macro-Organische Chemie verdiept de kennis opgedaan in de inleidende vakken Inleiding Chemie en Chemische Technologie en (Inleiding) Organische Chemie . In het college wordt ingegaan op de meest gebruikte moleculaire bouwstenen; hoe je ze kan ontwerpen en synthetiseren, terwijl de theoretische achtergrond van hun reactiviteit en eigenschappen wordt behandeld.
Short promotional description of the course
The class Macro-Organic Chemistry is aiming at an in-depth use of the molecular knowledge using the chemistry that was introduced by the classes “Introduction Chemistry and Chemical Engineering” and “Organic Chemistry”. In the class a number of molecular building blocks will be discussed in conjunction with their applications; how to design, synthesize, and characterize functional molecules is an important part of the class. Furthermore, a theoretical background will be presented on several issues related on synthesis and reactivity.
Required materials
Organic Chemistry, Paula Y. Bruice
Recommended materials
Study guide provided on Canvas and some specific notes additional to the book
Instructional modes
Guided selfstudy

7 x 2 hrs with supervision, exercises have to be made related to the material presented in that week. 7 x 2 hrs working classes, where the in-depth knowledge obtained will be tested with special exams combined with additional – these exam-like exercises mimic the questions during the final exam.


14 x 2 hrs lectures where the most important concepts are presented.



Written examination
Test weight100
Minimum grade5
Test typeFinal examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock 3, Block 4
Test duration in minutes180

There is an Interim examination for which students can earn a bonus-point of 0.5 point or 1 point. The following conditions are applied: 1) the maximum score is 10/10, 2)the minimum score for the final examination is 5/10 and 3) the final result of final examination and bonus point has to be at least 5.5/10.


Interim examination
Test weight0
Minimum grade-
Test typeInterim examination
Number of opportunities1
OpportunitiesBlock 3
Test duration in minutes-

interim examination for bonus point


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