Chemistry of natural products and bio molecules

Texin Joseph B J
BSc Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
  • 29 students
  • 1 lessons
  • 17 quizzes
  • 10 week duration
29 students

Course : Chemistry of natural products and biomolecules

Course Duration :8 Weeks

Course Introduction:


Module I: Terpenoids

Classification. Isoprene rule. Structure elucidation and uses of citral and geraniol. Natural rubber – structure, latex processing methods, vulcanisation, rubber compounding, mastication and uses.

Module II : Alkaloids

General methods of isolation. Classification. Physiological action and medicinal importance. Structure elucidation and synthesis of coniine, nicotine and piperine.

Module III: Lipids

Introduction to lipids. Classification. Oils and fats: Biological functions. Extraction and refining. Common fatty acids present in oils and fats. Omega fatty acids. Trans fats and their effect. Hydrogenation, Rancidity. Acid value, Saponification value, Iodine value and RM value. Biological functions of waxes, phospholipids and glycolipids.

Module IV : Soaps and detergents

Types of soaps. Cleansing action of soaps. Synthetic detergents – Classification. Detergent additives. Comparison between soaps and detergents. Environmental aspects. ABS and LAS detergents.

Module V: Vitamins

Vitamins – Classification. Structure, biological functions and deficiency diseases of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C and D.

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