General stuff:




Syntheses for teams (OS recipes can be found at



About synthesis - By Mikael Begtrup

Submission after each synthesis

Exam assignment

Evaluation form


Lecture notes:

Introduction (Pittelkow)

About organic synthesis (Begtrup)

Chromatography (Tortzen). DCVC guide. Original flash paper. DCVD paper.

Process chemistry (Haakansson/Lundbeck)

Electrochemistry (Hammerich).

Flow chemistry and microwave synthesis (Glasnov/Graz)

Smelly compounds (Stuhr-Hansen)

Metal-organic chemistry (Parker)

Choice of bases (Begtrup)

Solid-phase chemistry (Jensen)

Fairy tales (Begtrup)

Techniques (Brock-Nannestad)


Videos illustrating techniques (large files, so it might be slow):

- The plastic bag technique (titration of t-BuLi).

- The double septa technique to handle reactive liquids (titration of t-BuLi).

- In situ generation of CO using a two chamber technique.

- Synthesis of resin bound PPh3.

- Fun with photo-switch!

© 2008 Michael Pittelkow.