Natural Products Chemistry and Technology

Course Information
TitleΧημεία και Τεχνολογία Φυσικών Προϊόντων / Natural Products Chemistry and Technology
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000754

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Required Courses
  • OX4 Organic Chemistry II
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Definitions of natural products-Natural Products Chemistry- categories of natural products- isolation of bioactive ingredients from NP, analysis of natural products-biosynthesis-synthetic methods and biotechnological ones for the production of NP, -functional foods- Application of NP:food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food additives-Natural pigments-Natural antioxidants-Wine: chemistry and technology- Use of NP as pharmaceuticals: History-drug discovery and drug development- Quality control of natural products-Combinatorial chemistry- Laboratory of preparation of cosmetics based on NP
drug discovery and development, natural pigments, natural antioxidants, functional food, isolation, analysis, pplications of NP
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
All lectures are available through e-learning platform-Communication with students is also performed through e-learning. There it is presented online methods of searching scientific literature and databases
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Φαρμακευτικά προϊόντα φυσικής προελεύσεως, Gunnar Samuelsson (Μετάφραση: Π. Κορδοπάτης, Έ. Μάνεση-Ζούπα, Γ. Πάϊρας), Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης (2011).
Additional bibliography for study
• Α. Ασημοπούλου, Σημειώσεις μαθήματος «Χημεία & Τεχνολογία Φυσικών Προϊόντων». μέσω e-learning
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