Analytical Natural Products Chemistry
The following natural products will be covered: Carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, amino acids, peptides, terpenes, steroids and alkaloids.
The following analytical techniques will be covered: Spectroscopy (NMR, MS, IR, UV), chromatography (GC, HPLC, TLC).
Additional course evaluations for KE0065
Academic year 2020/2021Analytical Natural Products Chemistry (KE0065-30257) 2021-02-18 - 2021-03-23
Academic year 2019/2020Analytical Natural Products Chemistry (KE0065-30057) 2020-02-20 - 2020-03-24
Academic year 2018/2019Analytical Natural Products Chemistry (KE0065-30115) 2019-02-21 - 2019-03-25
Academic year 2017/2018Analytical Natural Products Chemistry (KE0065-30007) 2018-02-15 - 2018-03-20
KE0065 Analytical Natural Products Chemistry, 7.5 CreditsAnalytisk naturproduktkemi
SubjectsChemistry Food science
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)
Prior knowledge15 credits basic knowledge and skills in general, organic and biochemistry. At least 5 credits of the 15 must be in organic chemistry.
Exemption from entry requirements in Swedish.
ObjectivesAfter completed course, the student will be able to:
- describe the names, structures, characteristic properties, occurrence, biosynthesis, as well as suitable methods for the analysis, for the majority of the most important groups of natural products.
- describe the principles for some of the more common methods for chemical analysis and separation.
- execute and interpret data from experiments based some of the more common methods for chemical analysis and separation.
- search and critically evaluate scientific information
- analyse, report and present chemical results both in written and in oral form.
ContentLectures, seminars, exercise sessions and laboratory work are used during the course. Course introduction, laboratory introduction, laboratory work, execution of project work as well as presentation of the project, and seminar and exercise on retrieval of scientific information are compulsory activities.
Properties, such as names, structures and reactivities, occurrence and biosynthesis, of the following groups of natural products will be covered in the course:
- amino acids
- nucleic acids
- fatty acids
In addition, the following techniques for isolation and analysis of natural products will be covered:
- extraction methods
- chromatography (GC, HPLC, TLC, etc.)
- spectroscopy (NMR, MS, UV/VIS, IR, etc.)
Each student will participate in a small project in which a natural compound will be isolated, purified, characterised and/or quantified.
One course part deals with retrieval of scientific information.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written final exam, passed oral and written reports of the project, passed compulsory laboratory reports and active participation in other compulsory activities
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Additional informationThe prerequisites can be fulfilled by having followed the courses KE0062, KE0063 and KE0064 and:
i. having passed course modules corresponding to at least 15 credits within the courses mentioned above
ii. having passed course modules corresponding to at least 5 credits in organic chemistry
The course is given in Swedish if only Swedishspeaking teachers and students participate.