- 29 students
- 1 lessons
- 17 quizzes
- 10 week duration
Course : Chemistry of natural products and biomolecules
Course Duration :8 Weeks
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.
Module I - Terpenoids
A natural product is a chemical compound or substance produced by a living organism—that is, found in nature. In the broadest sense, natural products include any substance produced by life.
- Lesson 1 – Introduction to terpeniods
- Lesson 2 – Classification of terpenoids
- Lesson 3 – Isoprene rule
- Lesson 4 – structural elucidation of terpenoids
- Lesson 5 – structural elucidation of citral
- Lesson 6 -structural elucidation of geraniol
- Lesson 7 – uses of citral and geraniol
- Lesson 8 – natural rubber – structure, latex processing, vulcanisation
- Lesson 9 – Rubber compounding, mastication and uses of rubber
- Discuss the structural elucidation of camphor
Unit II - Alkaloids
Alkaloids are a class of basic, naturally occurring organic compounds that contain at least one nitrogen atom. This group also includes some related compounds with neutral and even weakly acidic properties.
- Lesson 1 – general methods of isolation of alkaloids
- Lesson 2 – classification of alkaloids
- Lesson 3 – Physiological action and medicinal importance
- Lesson 4 – Structural elucidation and synthesis of conine
- Lesson 5 – Structural elucidation and synthesis of nicotine
- Lesson 6 – Structural elucidation and synthesis of piperine
Unit III - Lipids
Lipids are molecules that contain hydrocarbons and make up the building blocks of the structure and function of living cells. Examples of lipids include fats, oils, waxes, certain vitamins (such as A, D, E and K), hormones and most of the cell membrane that is not made up of protein.