Organic chemistry at UCI includes: the total synthesis of complex natural products; the development of powerful synthetic methods, new reagents, and catalysts; the discovery of new organic and organometallic reactions; the creation of new polymers and materials; the design and synthesis of new antagonists and inhibitors that may ultimately lead to new drugs; the elucidation of biosynthetic pathways and mechanisms; the chemical modification of peptides and proteins to create novel structure and function and elucidate of protein-protein and receptor-ligand interactions.
Courses that all organic students are expected to take:
Chemistry 200 Conduct of Research
Chemistry 201 Organic Reaction Mechanisms
Chemistry 203 Organic Spectroscopy
Chemistry 204 Organic Synthesis or Chemistry 220 Bioorganic Chemistry