Exercises in Natural Products

NAME OF THE COURSE Exercises in Natural Products

Code

KTG214

Year of study

2.

Course teacher

Assoc Prof Ani Radonić

Credits (ECTS)

2.0

Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

0

0

30

0

Status of the course

Mandatory

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

Acquisition of basic knowledge and working skills in organic laboratory, application of laboratory methods and techniques for isolation, purification and characterization of natural organic compounds.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Enrolled in or passed the course Natural Products

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

After passing the course students will be able to:
- perform independently laboratory exercises according to laboratory procedures
- propose basic laboratory procedures for isolation of natural organic compounds from biological material based on knowledge gained throughout lectures in natural products (connect theoretical knowledge with experimental work)
- apply basic laboratory procedures and techniques for isolation and purification of natural products as well as their characterization
- set up appropriate apparatus for performing isolation of natural products from biological material and their purification
- record and interpret UV/VIS and FT-IR spectra

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

Exercises (2 hours weekly joined together in 6 lab periods):
Isolation of selected natural products.
1. Lipids. Isolation of fatty acids from natural fatty oil. Isolation of oleic acid from olive oil. (2 lab periods)
2. Carotenoids. Isolation of carotenes from tomato. Thin-layer chromatography of carotenes. (1 lab period)
3. Alkaloids. Isolation of piperine from black pepper. (2 lab periods)
4. Alkaloids. Isolation of caffeine from tea. (1 lab period)
5. Characterization of piperine and caffeine. Determination of melting point, thin-layer chromatography, UV/VIS and FT-IR spectroscopy. (1 lab period)

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

Students have to complete all planned laboratory exercises (100% of the times scheduled) and active participate in laboratory work.

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

0.0

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

1.0

Report

0.0

 

 

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.0

 

 

Tests

1.0

Oral exam

0.0

 

 

Written exam

0.0

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

Students are evaluated based on their knowledge shown at the tests accompanying exercises and their commitment during experimental work as well as the results achieved during work in organic-chemistry lab.

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

I. Jerković, A. Radonić, Praktikum iz organske kemije, Udžbenici Sveučilišta u Splitu, KTF-Split, 2009.

0

Da (web stranica KTF-a)

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

V. Rapić, Postupci priprave i izolacije organskih spojeva, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1994.
S. Borčić, O. Kronja, Praktikum preparativne organske kemije, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1991.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

Monitoring of quality assurance will be performed at three levels:
(1) University Level, conducting surveys of students on teaching quality;
(2) Faculty Level, by Quality Control Committee;
(3) Lecturer’s Level, monitoring and accepting suggestions of students and colleagues

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)