The aim of the course is to give an adequate knowledge of
- properties and reactivity of biologically relevant organic molecules: carbohydrates, amino acids and peptides, lipids, nucleic acids;
- modification of their structure, synthesis of derivatives and mimics;
- their application in different fields of science
Organic Chemistry 1 and 2
Course contents summary
Chemico-physical properties and reactivity of carbohydrates, amino acid and peptides, lipids and nucleic acids.
Modification of their structure and synthesis of corresponding oligomers.
Use as raw material for the production of chemicals.
Noncovalent interaction with molecular and macromolecular species.
V. Santagada, G. Caliendo: Peptidi e Peptidomimetici. PICCIN Editore.
S. M: Hecht. Bioorganic Chemistry: Nucleic Acids. Oxford University Press.
S. M: Hecht. Bioorganic Chemistry: Peptides and Proteins. Oxford University Press.
S. M. Hecht: Bioorganic Chemistry: Carboydrates. Oxford University Press
B. Ernst, G.W. Hart, P. Sinay: Carbohydrates in Chemistry and Biology; Vol.1, Wiley-VCH.
M. Demeunynck, C. Bailly, W.D. Wilson: DNA and RNA binders; Wiley-VCH.
R.S. Dias, B. Lindman: DNA interactions with polymers and surfactants; Wiley.
Papers from the literature.