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Analytic Organic Chemistry

Semester of Instruction

Autumn (limited capasity). Master students have priority.

Objectives and Content

The course addresses the analysis of organic compounds using modern chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, and includes both chromatographic separation of mixtures and spectroscopic structure elucidation of organic compounds. The spectroscopic methods covered comprise infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, together with mass spectrometry (MS). The chromatography part includes separation based on adsorption, phase distribution, ion exchange and size exclusion. In addition, the subject covers sample preparation, quantitative analysis and hyphenated methods combining chromatographic separation with spectroscopic detection. Examples are given from industrial applications - e.g. pharmaceutical and food analysis, and regulatory practices such as pollution and drug monitoring.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course KJEM230 the students will be able to:

  • select strategies for separating different classes of organic compounds using modern chromatographic methods
  • interpret spectroscopic data from IR, UV, NMR and MS, individually and in combination, to elucidate the structure of simple organic compounds
  • perform simple chromatographic separations and spectroscopic analyses using available instrumentation
  • solve structural problems using literature data from organic analytical analysis

Recommended Previous Knowledge

 

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory course with journal

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (4h). Compulsory work are valid for six following semesteres.
Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations


Compulsory work must be submitted within the given deadlines for the course. Approval of the compulsory work is necessary to get admittance to the written exam.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

K234: 10 stp. K234A: 10stp

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    18.12.2017
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    04.12.2017