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Academic year
KOK075 - Natural product chemistry
 
Owner: TKMTA
3,0 Credits (ECTS 4,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0199 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   23 May 2006 pm V,  Contact examiner

In programs

TKMTA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TKBIA BIOENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TKMTL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING(FOR ENGINEERS WITH U.C.IN CHEMICAL ENG), Year 2 (elective)
KMAST MSc PROGR. IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Jerker Mårtensson



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

KOK011 Organisk kemi K (Organic Chemistry) or equivalent.

Aim

The course aims at giving a general overview of the chemistry of natural products with the emphasis on secondary metabolites (primary metabolites are commonly regarded as the domain of the biochemists). With the biosynthetic pathways as a basis, knowledge of the major classes of natural products and their chemical and structural characteristics will be provided. The course will also give some insight into the the relation between structure and biological activity of natural products and how this may be used to judge if a synthetic compound is "environmentally friendly" or not.

Content

The course includes lectures, exercises and a small laboratory research project. The lectures and exercises will deal with the biosynthesis and characteristics of terpenoids, steroids, alkaloids, fatty acids and their derivatives and also naturally occurring halogenated compounds. Other topics are aromatic compounds and non-aromatic cyclic compounds synthesized via the polyketide pathway, and compounds synthesized via the shikimic acid pathway (phenols, lignans aromatic amino acids etc.). The structure and properties of biopolymers, enzyme models and principles of enzyme catalysis will also be dealt with. The laboratory project deals with isolation and structure determination of natural products.

Literature

J. Mann: Chemical Aspects pf Biosyntesis, Oxford University Press Inc, New York, 1996;
T.W.G. Solomon och C.B. Fryhle: Organic Chemistry, 7th edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2000, lecture notes and handouts.

Examination

Written examination and an approved written report for the project.


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