163.145 Synthesis Laboratory Course
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, LU, 15.0h, 15.0EC


  • Semester hours: 15.0
  • Credits: 15.0
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to carry out one- and two-step synthetic procedures from the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry using common synthetic methods. They can separate mixtures of substances and are able to identify the resulting pure compounds. In addition, students are able to manage their time autonomously, especially when several tasks have to be performed at the same time, and they know how to interact professionally with colleagues and teaching staff.

Subject of course

Synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds according to different mechanisms and using different working techniques as well as characterization of the compounds by different methods. The compounds are organized in thematic complexes, whereby the student is assigned individual examples from a group of methodologically similar syntheses. The program includes the syntheses of organic compounds by nucleophilic or radical substitution, addition or elimination, reduction or oxidation, aromatic substitution, condensation, diazotization and a transformation of/to a carbonyl or carboxyl derivative. A compound thereof is to be prepared on a semi-microscale. Furthermore, a mixture of substances is to be separated and the pure substances contained therein identified, a natural substance is to be isolated and a reaction with an organometallic reagent is to be carried out. In the field of inorganic synthesis selected substance classes of inorganic and metal-organic chemistry are synthesized: simple metal complexes, molecular inorganic compounds of the main group elements, the use of Li- or Mg-organyls in inorganic chemistry and metal-organic compounds of transition metals (metal carbonyls, sandwich complexes etc.). All products are characterized by suitable spectroscopic and/or chromatographic methods. Important points are also environmental awareness and disposal of by-products. Before each product is prepared, a discussion must be held. ECTS credits are assigned to the individual subject areas as follows: Inorganic chemistry 5.5 credits, organic chemistry 9.5 credits.

Teaching methods

The necessary practical work must be carried out and prepared autonomously. In particular, it is required to acquire the theoretical background knowledge independently, to plan and conduct the experiments, to analyze the final products and to interpret the analytical data obtained. All work steps must be documented accordingly in a protocol.

Mode of examination


Additional information





Course dates

Thu08:00 - 10:0009.03.2023GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Einführungsvortrag
Thu08:00 - 10:0016.03.2023GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Seminar "Naturstoffe"
Mon17:00 - 19:0020.03.2023GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH Naturstoffkolloquium
Thu08:00 - 10:0023.03.2023GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Seminar "Fortgeschrittene Labortechnik"
Mon17:00 - 19:0027.03.2023GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH Naturstoffkolloquium WH
Thu08:00 - 10:0030.03.2023GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Seminar "Literatursuche"
Thu08:00 - 10:0020.04.2023GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Seminar "NMR Auswertung"
Thu08:00 - 10:0027.04.2023GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Seminar "Organische Analyse"
10:00 - 18:0004.05.2023 - 29.06.2023 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Tue12:00 - 14:0020.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Wed10:00 - 11:3021.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Thu10:00 - 11:0022.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Thu13:00 - 14:3022.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Fri13:00 - 15:0023.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Fri15:00 - 17:0023.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Mon09:00 - 11:0026.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Mon13:00 - 14:0026.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Tue09:00 - 10:0027.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Wed10:00 - 12:0028.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Wed12:00 - 13:3028.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Fri09:00 - 11:3030.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Fri11:30 - 14:0030.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Fri14:00 - 16:3030.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
09:30 - 12:0003.07.2023 - 04.07.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
12:00 - 14:0003.07.2023 - 07.07.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
14:00 - 16:3003.07.2023 - 07.07.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
09:30 - 12:0006.07.2023 - 07.07.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Abschlussbesprechung
Synthesis Laboratory Course - Single appointments
Thu09.03.202308:00 - 10:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Einführungsvortrag
Thu16.03.202308:00 - 10:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Seminar "Naturstoffe"
Mon20.03.202317:00 - 19:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH Naturstoffkolloquium
Thu23.03.202308:00 - 10:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Seminar "Fortgeschrittene Labortechnik"
Mon27.03.202317:00 - 19:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH Naturstoffkolloquium WH
Thu30.03.202308:00 - 10:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Seminar "Literatursuche"
Thu20.04.202308:00 - 10:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Seminar "NMR Auswertung"
Thu27.04.202308:00 - 10:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Seminar "Organische Analyse"
Thu04.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Fri05.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Mon08.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Tue09.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Wed10.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Thu11.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Fri12.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Mon15.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Tue16.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Wed17.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Mon22.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)
Tue23.05.202310:00 - 18:00 Laborübung (Schnürch)

Examination modalities

A three-component mixture must be separated and the pure substances contained must be identified. 13 syntheses must be performed and the products obtained must be characterized. The theoretical basics and practical execution of the individual preparations are checked in a preliminary interview before the start of the experimental work to ensure that the students are able to carry out the experiment successfully and are aware of the safety aspects. A protocol about the execution of the experiment and the evaluation of the analytical data has to be written. When the preparation is delivered, the laboratory journal, protocol, yield and purity of the products are checked and evaluated. After completion of all experimental work, follows a debriefing in which the students are asked again about the experiments and analytical evaluations they performed during the laboratory exercise. The grade of the laboratory exercise is calculated from the mean value of the individual grades of the experiments, whereby these are derived from the partial grades for the preliminary discussion, performance of the experiment (yield and purity of the products) and protocol with a weighting of 20:60:20.

For a positive overall assessment, all partial performances must be positive, whereby negative partial performances can be corrected by repetition. The number of negative preliminary discussions must not be greater than 4.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri - 28.06.2024assessed02.05.2024 00:01 - 03.05.2024 00:01TISSZeugnisse

Group dates

Kurs 1 - Labor BC10:00 - 18:0004.05.2023 - 29.06.2023Hörerlabor BC 1 163.145 Synthesis Laboratory Course Kurs 1 - Labor BC
Kurs 1 - Labor BK10:00 - 18:0004.05.2023 - 29.06.2023Hörerlabor BK 163.145 Synthesis Laboratory Course Kurs 1 - Labor BK

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.11.2022 13:00 07.03.2023 23:58 07.03.2023 23:59


The student must have at least 4 of the course(s) completed listed below:

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Kurs 1 - Labor BC29.04.2023 12:00
Kurs 1 - Labor BK29.04.2023 12:00
ZB nicht erfüllt06.02.2023 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 290 Technical Chemistry Not specified4. Semester


Lecture notes for this course are available. verfügbar unter: www.ias.tuwien.ac.at - Bereich "for students" - "Praktikumsdatenbank"

Previous knowledge

Fire extinguishing exercise, Lecture 165.087 Inorganic Chemistry I, Lecture 163.119 Organc Chemistry 1, and Seminar 163.176 Structure Elucidation have to be positively passed before the start of the laboratory course.


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