cod. 1005138

Academic year 2018/19
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Chimica organica (CHIM/06)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
29 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

Students participating in the course will:
- know the principles of NMR spectroscopy (high and low resolution NMR) (knowledge and understanding);
- know the instrument and its operating principle for the acquisition of the different types of spectra (knowledge and understanding);
- understand and be able to analyze NMR spectra of organic molecules present in the food (understanding and applying knowledge);
- be able to evaluate the right NMR experiment for a given specific problem and a particular food matrix (applying knowledge and understanding);
- be able to analyze and explain in a clear way a scientific paper treating with NMR use in the food analysis (understanding and communication skills).


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Course unit content

First lessons are about the NMR spectrometry theory with mention of instruments and experiments features used in food research. Then sample preparation steps for NMR analysis are explained with regards to the different food matrices. Methods for NMR analysis: molecules identification and statistics for metabolomics. These arguments are implemented by using specific examples form literature.
Practical tutorials will consist in sample preparation, use of the NMR instrument, spectrum acquisition and data analysis.

Full programme

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R. M. SILVERSTEIN, F. WEBSTER, "Identificazione Spettroscopica di Composti Organici", Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano.
Additional teaching material for students:
Pdf files of the lesson slides

Teaching methods

Lessons in class and pratical tutorials.

The slides used by the teacher during the course will be published on Elly

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

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