Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L5010004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 天然物有機化学
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Chemistry of natural organic compounds
オオムラ ヒサシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Fri1-4:ABS C303
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Oral presentation only in Japanese will be performed together with board writing and power point projection.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students 2nd year
Keywords Natural organic compounds, Biologically active compounds, Nuclear magnetic resonance, Mass spectrometry, Plant chemistry, Plant secondary metabolites, Ecological roles 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Molecular Agro-Life Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding organic molecule, cell, individual organism, and population 
Class Objectives
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The purpose of this lecture is to learn knowledge so that students can understand chemical structure and function of various naturally occurring compounds.   
Class Schedule lesson1: Analytical methods for organic compounds
lesson2: Basics of mass spectrometry (MS)
lesson3: Basics of mass spectrometry (MS)
lesson4: Basics of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
lesson5: Basics of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
lesson6: Basics of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
lesson7: Structure determination of low-molecule organic compounds
lesson8: Mid-term Examination
lesson9: Classification and functions of plant secondary metabolites
lesson10: Plant hormones and pheromones
lesson11: Allelopathy
lesson12: Phytoalexin
lesson13: Plant defense against herbivores
lesson14: Use of plant secondary metabolites by insects
lesson15: Pollination ecology and flower volatiles
lesson16: End-term Examination 
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Preparation and
After each lesson, review following keywords in detail,

lesson 1: Structures and bioactivity of natural compounds
lesson 2: Principle of ionization
lesson 3: Fragmentation, Isotope ion
lesson 4: 1H NMR
lesson 5: spin coupling and stereochemistry
lesson 6: 13C NMR, 2D NMR
lesson 7: Structure determination using MS and NMR data
lesson 9: Secondary metabolites, Structures, Ecological roles
lesson 10: Plant hormone, Plant pheromone
lesson 11: Allelopathy, Allelochemicals
lesson 12: Phytoalexin, Induced defense
lesson 13: Hardening, Poison, Herbivore Induced Plant Volatiles
lesson 14: Host selection
lesson 15: Pollination syndrome, Sex pheromone mimics 
Grading Method midterm and term-end  examinations (70%), quiz (30%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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