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SLE318 - Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Fred Pfeffer


SLE214 and at least four other level 2 units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 6 hour practical class per trimester


Predicting the chemical properties of organic molecules and proposing sensible mechanisms to account for transformations.  Amino acid and peptide synthesis including the role of protecting groups and modern solid phase synthesis.  Introductory medicinal chemistry with emphasis on pharmaceuticals that target cell wall receptors and enzymes.  Antibiotic function, in particular agents that target bacterial cell walls. This unit is intended for students in forensic science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, chemistry and related programs.


Three class tests (20% each) 60%, practical work 30%, literature-based poster presentation 10%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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