163.105 Total Synthesis of Natural Products
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe the total synthesis of different natural products and to explain and compare the necessary synthetic strategies and key reactions.

Subject of course

Learning about the total synthesis of molecules, with a focus on stereoselective synthesis.


Due to the current situation, it is not clear yet at which dates the lectures will be held, whether there will be the possibility of distance learning based on videos, or whether the course needs to be canceled for this semester.

Teaching methods

Powerpoint presentations, selected scientific publications

Mode of examination


Additional information


Sharpless-Epoxidierung + Hexosen (PG)

Dihydroxylierung + Zaragosic acid (PG)

Polyether + Brevetoxin (PG)

Aldol + Swinholide (VE)

Glycosylierung + Everninomicin (HM)

Makrocyclisierung (HM)

Atropisomerie + Vancomycin (VE)

Endiine + Dynemicin (VE)

Metathese + Epothilon (HM)





Examination modalities

Oral exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.03.2021 00:00



1. Nicolaou/Sorensen : Classics in total synthesis, Wiley VCH, 1996. 2. Nicolaou/Snyder : Classics in total synthesis II, Wiley VCH, 2003. 3. Recent articles from JACS, Science und JOC.

Preceding courses

Continuative courses