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Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

  • PHA 6471 Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

    Credits: 3


    This course focuses on the methods used in the synthesis of organic compounds with particular attention to medicinal products and illicit substances. Students are expected to utilize information presented in each module to develop and complete their module assignments. Other activities will include online discussions of course topics and current issues that relate to the synthesis of medicinal products and illicit substances.


    Please review our recommended course order.


    Module Topic
    Module 1 Functional Groups
    Module 2 Reactions Involved in Illicit Drug Synthesis I
    Module 3 Reactions Involved in Illicit Drug Synthesis II
    Module 4 Amphetamines, Methamphetamine and MDMA
    Module 5 Phencyclidine
    Module 6 Opiates
    Module 7 Cocaine
    Module 8 LSD
    Module 9 Clandestine Laboratories
    Module 10 Emerging Synthetic Drugs

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