The course is aimed at:
-provide basic knowledges on the main processes of organic industrial chemistry for the production of intermediates and fine chemicals
- provide in-depth knowledges on the catalytic strategies of advanced industrial synthesis of fine chemicals
- provide detailed explanation of the chemical and catalytic mechanisms involved
- provide a first approach to environmental and safety issues related to the production of chemical derivatives on an industrial scale.
Conceptual tools are provided for a critical understanding of industrial catalytic processes with regard to:
- choice of process, reagents, catalysts and technology
- evaluation of total costs
- environmental and safety issues.
The acquisition of a formally correct language is required, the ability to express content in a clear and linear way is encouraged.
The links between the different parts of the course and with courses already followed by the students in previous years and in the current year are highlighted, with particular reference to the contents of organic, industrial and metallorganic chemistry.
The acquired knowledge and the ability to understand the concepts treated are verified through the oral examination during which the student must demonstrate that he has understood the chemical processes treated and that he can compare and discuss them in an independent and critical way.