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Course unit
SCP3049516, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1157, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge CRISTINA PARADISI CHIM/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/04 Industrial Chemistry 1.0
Core courses CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 5.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 1.0 12 13.0 2
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry 1, Organic Chemistry 2.
Target skills and knowledge: The course completes the preparation in basic organic chemistry initiated with the preceding two courses. In addition it introduces NMR and mass spectrometry for the identification and structural characterization of organic compounds.
Examination methods: Written exam.
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of the course subjects. Level and depth of understanding. Clarity and propriety of elaboration. Ability to apply the acquired knowledge to problem solving.
Course unit contents: Part 1: physical methods in organic chemistry.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR): introduction of principles and procedures. Proton NMR: chemical equivalence and chemical shift; scalar coupling; spin systems; magnetic equivalence; analysis and interpretation of first order proton NMR spectra; decoupling. Carbon-13 NMR: analysis of broad-band proton decoupled NMR-C-13 spectra. Brief introduction to dynamic NMR.
Mass spectrometry: introduction of principles and instrumentation for electron ionization experiments; isotopes; fragmentation; molecular ion and base peak; characteristic fragmentation reactions of major classes of organic compounds. Exercises of spectra analysis and interpretation.
Part 2: organic chemistry.
Acid-base chemistry of carbonyl compounds; inductive and resonance effects; keto-enol tautomerism; enols and enolates; alfa-halogenation of carbonyl compounds and the haloformic reaction; nucleophilic addition of enolates to carbonyl compounds and condensation reactions (aldol reaction, Claisen reaction); synthesis of alfa,beta-unsatured carbonyl compounds; 1,2 and 1,4 nucleophilic addition; Michael addition; Robinson annulation; decarboxylation. Introduction of heterocyclic compounds.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 5 CFU: Lectures in class (theory and exercises) with the aid of slides projection.
1 CFU: Laboratory experiment: chromatographic separation of a mixture of two unknown compounds and their characterization by means of acquisition and analysis of their proton NMR and mass spectra.
Additional notes about suggested reading: All materials used in the lectures (theory and exercises) will be made available to the students on the moodle platform of the Department.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R. M. Silverstein, F. X. Webster, D. J. Kiemle, D. L. Bryce, Identificazione spettrometrica dei composti organici. Milano: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2016. Terza Edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • P. Y. Bruice, Chimica Organica. --: EdiSES, 2012. Seconda Edizione Cerca nel catalogo