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Honours level topics in environmental-analytical and organic chemistry. This course will cover analytical methods related to environmental chemistry, and the organic reactions and structures in synthetic compounds, as well as the use of spectroscopic methods to determine the structure of organic molecules.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course will build upon previous courses to cover advanced material in the fields of modern environmental-analytical and organic chemistry.
Analytical chemistry will cover modern and advanced methods in mass spectrometry and trace analysis, and environmental toxicology.
Organic chemistry will cover a range of reactive intermediates and syntheses required for modern organic synthesis. Mass spectrometry and 1D and 2D nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy applied to structure determination of organic molecules will be covered.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
4 x Class tests, 20 minutes each
|Identify and describe sources of organic pollution.
|Explain the outcome of reactions involving a variety of different reactive intermediates.
|Apply molecular biology tools to the discovery and synthesis of products.
|Recognise and explain the concept of toxic elements and their uptake.
|Identify suitable methods for different types of analysis, and be able to evaluate and interpret data.
|Understand the bases of spectroscopic techniques as applied to organic structure determination.
|Propose synthetic routes for target compounds.
|Discuss methods of toxicological testing, and identify suitable methods.
|Elucidate the structure of organic molecules using NMR and MS data.
|Describe methods in atomic mass spectrometry.
|Be able to determine the structures of natural and synthetic organic compounds using modern spectroscopic techniques.
|Describe reactions involving reactive intermediates in organic synthesis.
|Interpret analytical data, and propose suitable sampling methods.
|Formulate biosynthetic pathways for simple metabolites.