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.
The links between different parts of the course and with courses already attended by students in previous years and in current year are highlighted, with particular reference to the contents of organic, industrial and metallorganic chemistry.
The student must be able to evaluate the choice of the process, reagents, catalysts and technology; to understand issues related to production, environmental and safety costs.
During the course, the autonomous judgment and the discussion on the issues addressed are stimulated, with the use of online bibliographic research from accredited sources of primary literature.
Once the student has acquired the contents and methods of research of the same and learned the logical paths of connection between these contents, he will have to develop autonomous capacities that allow him to evaluate, compare, criticize and weigh negative and positive aspects of the catalytic chemical processes analyzed. and propose plausible innovations and improvements for them.
The acquisition of a formally correct language is required, the ability to express content in a clear and linear way is encouraged.