cod. 06649

Academic year 2009/10
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Chimica organica (CHIM/06)
Discipline chimiche
Type of training activity
32 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY

Learning objectives

The objective of the course is to give the tools to perform simple laboratory operations and to become familiar with the most common organic compound purification and characterisation techniques; a further objective is to train the student to the effectuation of simple organic reactions.


Knowledge of the arguments developed in the General and Inorganic Chemistry course

Course unit content

Program<br />
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The organic chemistry laboratory: safety regulations; laboratory equipment: risks and use; laboratory solvents, industrial solvents and their use. Spectroscopy techniques (NMR, FT-IR, UV-Vis) and Mass Spectrometry: basic concepts; examples of structural determination through the NMR spectroscopy. Laboratory separation techniques: purification of solids and purity criteria; the solvent choice e the melting point determination; extraction techniques of organic compounds; natural product extraction; basic and acid substances extraction; chromatographic separations; the choice of the eluant, thin layer chromatography, column chromatography, gas chromatography; distillation techniques: simple distillation and fractional distillation. Laboratory experiences: organic compound purification through recrystallisation; caffeine extraction from tea leaves; organic product separation through acid-base extraction; ethyl acetate and butyl acetate separation through fractional distillation and gas-chromatographic analysis. Thin layer chromatography, spinach extract separation on column chromatography: spectrophotometric UV-Vis analyses; alkane chlorination: chemical assays and gas chromatographic analyses; Friedel-Crafts acylation and product analysis through NMR spectroscopy; analysis through chemical assays.

Full programme

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M. D’Ischia, “La Chimica Organica in Laboratorio” (2 volumi), Piccin<br />
R.M. Roberts, J.C. Gilbert, L.B. Rodewald, A.S. Wingrove, “Chimica Organica Sperimentale”, Zanichelli<br />
R.M. Silverstein, F.X. Webster, “Identificazione Spettroscopica di Composti Organici” Casa Editrice Ambrosian

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Other information

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