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.
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.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
K234: 10 stp. K234A: 10stp
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline