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SCN1037413, A.A. 2016/17

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1170, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
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Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge STEFANO MAMMI CHIM/04
Other lecturers GIORGIO POZZA 000000000000

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/04 Industrial Chemistry 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 3.0 36 39.0 2
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 20/01/2015 30/11/2020 MAMMI STEFANO (Presidente)
POZZA GIORGIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to describe the use and the production of organic compounds by a few industrial sectors; some of these compounds will be the subject of laboratory experiments. Some topics of industrial research will also be dealt with.
Examination methods: The test will be an oral exam which will focus on the topics covered both in the classroom and in the laboratory. An assessment of the work in the laboratory (analytical results and reports on experiments) will be part of the final grade.
For the students of the First Degree in Chemistry, the test will be an oral exam.
Assessment criteria: The acquisition of the knowledge and of the abilities described above will be evaluated.
Course unit contents: Classroom lectures:
- Detergents: Classification of surfactants. Mechanism of cleansing. History of soaps and detergents. Production of soap. Formulation of various types of soap. Disinfectants and antiseptics.
- Dyes: Natural and synthetic dyes. History. Classifications and definitions. The "Colour Index". Economic aspects. Environment, ecology and toxicology. Production. Methods of application and robustness of the dyes. Natural fibers (from animals and plants); semi-synthetic and synthetic fibers.
- Organic compounds for agriculture: Insecticides (inorganic, natural, chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphates, carbamates). Other methods of IPM. Herbicides. Regulators of plant growth.
- Production of paper: Mechanical and chemical methods. Kraft process. Bleaching processes. Ink removal and recycling.
- Tanning: Description of the processes used to obtain leather from raw skins.

The topics described above cover 5 ETCS, which are common to the course offered for the LT in Chemistry. One further ETCS is dedicated to that course and will cover the following topics:
- Adhesives
- Explosives

Laboratory activities (only for the Second Degree in Industrial Chemistry):
- Synthesis of biodiesel from waste oil.
- Enantioselective reduction of a beta-ketoester with yeast.
- Use of textile dyes.
- Saponification of fats.
- Preparation of high fructose syrups (HFCS) and bioethanol from corn starch.
- Ion flotation.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures and laboratory activities.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Handouts and students’ notes.
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry", 6th Edn., Wiley-VCH, 1998 - Electronic Release (Available online at the following web site: under "banche dati"
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ullman, Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. --: Wiley-VCH, 1998. Electronic release