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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Raw materials from Sustainable Sources - N342002
Title: Suroviny z obnovitelných zdrojů
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds (342)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Wimmer Zdeněk prof. Ing. DrSc.
Is interchangeable with: B342002
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: TAJ342 (18.12.2013)
The subject covers the possibilities of exploitation of raw materials from renewable sources in organic and pharmaceutical synthesis and in food production. The subject also represents alternative methods of preparation or production of chemical or pharmaceutical raw materials from renewable sources instead of nowadays commonly used oil. It focuses on selected series of natural raw materials, namely saccharides and fats, while other raw materials from renewable sources are only marginally discussed. As sweet and bitter compounds are also involved, one of the topics is also natural and synthetic intensive sweeteners.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ342 (27.09.2013)

Students will be able to:

Utilize raw materials from renewable sources for the synthesis of compounds and materials which are nowadays commonly obtained from oil

Design synthesis of common raw materials using alternative ways

Utilize renewable sources for acquisition or production of food additives or pharmaceutical or other chemical raw materials

Literature -
Last update: TAJ342 (27.09.2013)

R: Staněk J., Černý M., Pacák J.: Oligosaccharides, Academic Press, New York-London and Publishing House of The Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague 1965.

A: The Polysaccharides, Volume 2 (Editor: G. O. Aspinal), Academic Press (1983),0120656027 .

A: The Polysaccharides, Volume 3 (Editor: G. O. Aspinal), Academic Press (1983).

A: Carbohydrate Chemistry (E. A. Davidson), Holt, Rinehart & Winston (1967).

A: Natural Products from Plants (Editors: P. B. Kaufman, L. J. Cseke, S. Warber, J. A. Duke, H. L. Brielmann), CRC Press (1999),0849329760.

A: Biermann U. et al.: New Syntheses with Oils and Fats as Renewable Raw Materials for the Chemical Industry. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 39, 2206-2224 (2000),10.1002/1521-3773(20000703).

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ342 (27.09.2013)

Lecture notes

Syllabus -
Last update: TAJ342 (27.09.2013)

1. Introduction, renewable sources of energy, definition of fats and saccharides, theory of sweet taste

2. Natural sweeteners (sucrose, glucose, fructose, alditols) and natural intensive sweeteners, overview of the most important synthetic sweeteners

3. Chemical transformations of sucrose

4. Biochemical transformations of sucrose

5. Utilization of glucose

6. Utilization of fructose

7. Cellulose: production and utilization

8. Cellulose ethers and esters industry

9. Starch, modification, utilization

10. Chitin, pectins, hemicelluloses

11. Gums and slimes

12. Glycogen and some minor polysaccharides; lignin: production, utilization

13. Fatty acids and their natural derivatives: synthetic utilization (part 1)

14. Fatty acids and their natural derivatives: synthetic utilization (part 2)

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ342 (27.09.2013)

Organic chemistry II or Bioorganic chemistry of natural compounds

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.1 3
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.9 25
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Oral examination 80