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Before choosing course

The course in ecological chemistry is dedicated to students intrerested in organic chemistry, natural product chemistry and analytical chemistry and applications in sustaniable development in agriculture and forestry. After the course the student will be able to utilize the most common analytical and behavioural techniques in chemical ecology, and understand basic principles in separation and identification of bioactive molecules.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus KH1402 (Autumn 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course hasan organicchemicalapproach andlists the mainsteps forthe isolation and identificationof natural productsandmethods to studybiological function.

The coursecontainboth organicspectroscopy(UV, IR,NMR andmass spectroscopy) andlaboratory worksuch as distillation,gas chromatography,thin layer chromatographyandliquid chromatography.The theory will be explained before anypractical part will be done.Studentsare expected to presenthandouts.The course ends witha "Report day"when studentsreportselectedlaboratory work in the presence ofteachers.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the course can handle:

common operation in an organic chemistry laboratory and also understand the principles behind them.
They can also analyse organic comppunds and interpret the resulting spectra.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B, and English corresponding to English A. For students who received/will receive their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional entry for mathematics as follows:
documented proficiency in mathematics corresponding to Mathematics A.
And the specific requirements of mathematics, physics and chemistry corresponding to Mathematics D, Physics B and Chemistry A.

Recommended prerequisites

KH1121 Organic Chemistry or equivalent


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Hand outs.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed laboratory work (LAB1; 6 credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web KH1402

Offered by

CBH/Engineering Pedagogics

Main field of study

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Will replace 6D2943