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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Chemistry of Natural Compounds - N342006
Title: Chemie přírodních látek
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds (342)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: M342004
For type:  
Guarantor: Staněk Jan doc. RNDr. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: M342004
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: TAJ342 (18.12.2013)
The course introduces the basic, structurally derived groups of natural compounds, their properties, reactions and occurrence in organism. It explains also basic concepts relating to structure of molecules, their stereochemistry and/or chirality, including structure-biological activity relationships, e.g. for narcotics. The course deals also with enzymatic and biomimetic reactions.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ342 (30.09.2013)

Students will be able to:

Classify natural compounds into individual structural classes

Describe structure, properties and reactions of individual classes of natural compounds and their biogenesis

Assess structure-reactivity relationships

Depict reaction mechanisms of basic reaction types

Literature -
Last update: TAJ342 (30.09.2013)

R: McMurry J.: Organic chemistry, 8th Ed., Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, 2012, 9780840054449

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ342 (30.09.2013)

Lecture notes

Syllabus -
Last update: TAJ342 (30.09.2013)

1. Definition of natural compounds and products

2. Stereochemistry of natural compounds

3. Structure-biogenesis relationships, metabolic pathways determination

4. Natural compounds derived from acetate

5. Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids and prostaglandins

6. Polyketides and their cyclization

7. Deoxysaccharides, aflatoxins, antibiotics

8. Natural compounds derived from mevalonate

9. Natural products derived from shikimate

10. Natural products derived from amino acids

11. Reactions with coenzymes and their mechanisms

12. Reduction, oxidation

13. Narcotics and their effects, legislation, placebo effect

14. Biomimetic reactions

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ342 (30.09.2013)

Organic chemistry I

Organic chemistry II or Bioorganic chemistry of natural compounds

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