Credits: 5

Schedule: 30.10.2019 - 04.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tapani Vuorinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II (1st year)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Laboratory skills to fractionate lignocellulose to its main constituents (cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin, extractives) and characterize their chemical structure by chromatography and spectroscopy. Knowledge on characteristic reactions of the polysaccharides and lignin and ability to intercorrelate their structure and physicochemical properties.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Chemical structure, reactivity and physicochemical properties of cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin and extractives. Preparative fractionation of lignocellulose to its constituents. Chemical characterization of the constituents by chromatographic and spectroscopic methods.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

135 h in total; lectures (24 h), laboratory work (80 h), self-studying (31 h)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

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