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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Reactive Intermediates Carbene And Nitrene

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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Reactive intermediates" is an important topic in basic organic chemistry courses. Among different reactive intermediates, carbene & nitrene being neutral and highly electron deficient species play a significant role in various organic transformations. In this course we will disclose its generation, stability, structure, reactivity etc. Next, the application of these reactive intermediates in various organic reactions will be disclosed in detail. Furthermore, the course will accommodate related assignments which might help in various competitive exams in future.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Chemistry/Chemical SciencePREREQUISITES : Basic Organic Chemistry courses.INDUSTRY SUPPORT : NIL


Week 1: Structure and Reactivity of carbenes
Week 2: Generation of carbenes
Week 3: Different types of reactions with carbenes
Week 4: Generation and different reactions of nitrenes and related intermediates.

Taught by

Prof. Rajarshi Samanta



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