Postgraduate course

Analytic Organic Chemistry

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeKJEM230
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

Teaching semester

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

Mandatory attendance at the first lecure.

Laboratory course with journal. Compulsory work are valid for six following semesteres.

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.

Forms of Assessment

Written examination (4h).

Examination Support Material

Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations

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

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    09.03.2018, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline