Course description

This course is a second-semester organic chemistry course focusing on organic chemistry reactivity processes in living systems. Emphasis is placed on reaction mechanisms of enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, cofactors, natural products, and the organic chemistry and metabolism of drugs and druglike molecules. This course does not include a lab; students who need an organic chemistry lab should enroll in CHEM E-27LAB.


  • Lecturer on Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Director of Instructional Laboratory Programs, Harvard University

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Extension School

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