Course code KJM312

KJM312 Natural Product Chemistry

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Course responsible: Trond Vidar Hansen
Teachers: Yngve Henning Stenstrøm
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 6, maximum 100.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
MSc students.
Course contents:
Lectures are given by the teacher throughout the semester.
Exercises will be discussed in plenary.
Learning outcome:
Students will gain advanced knowledge of the most important classes of substances within the natural products. Especially hydrocarbons, fatty acids, terpenes, phenols and alkaloids.
Students will get familiar with structures, characteristic properties of the product classes, the most important sources, biosynthetic principles.
Basic principles of isolation and spectroscopic characterisation will also be part of this class.
Learning activities:
Lectures. Colloquia.
Teaching support:

Office hours to be announced at the beginning of the semester.


Paul M. Dewick: Medicinal Natural products. A Biosynthetic Approach. 3rd ed. A list of curriculum will be provided.
Basic Organic Chemistry equivalent to KJM210.
Recommended prerequisites:
Basic Biochemistry.
Mandatory activity:

3.5 hours written exam.

If the number of candidates is 7 or less, the examination will be oral.

Nominal workload:
Lectures: 30 hours.
Discussion groups: 14 hours.
Individual study: 256 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Three hrs per week (lectures and assignment reviews).
All together 30 hrs lectures and 14 hrs assignment review.
If the number of candidates is 7 or less, the examination will be oral.
An external examiner approves the examination questions and marks 25 randomly selected examination papers.
An externalexaminer is used for the oral examination.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått