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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

A.A. 2021/2022

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Primo semestre Oct 4, 2021 Jan 28, 2022
Secondo semestre Mar 7, 2022 Jun 10, 2022
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Jan 31, 2022 Mar 4, 2022
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 13, 2022 Jul 29, 2022
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 1, 2022 Sep 29, 2022
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022
Sessione autunnale Oct 10, 2022 Oct 10, 2022
Sessione autunnale - dicembre Dec 5, 2022 Dec 5, 2022
Sessione invernale Mar 8, 2023 Mar 8, 2023
Holidays
Period From To
Festa di Tutti i Santi Nov 1, 2021 Nov 1, 2021
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2021 Dec 8, 2021
Festività natalizie Dec 24, 2021 Jan 2, 2022
Festa dell'Epifania Jan 6, 2022 Jan 6, 2022
Festività pasquali Apr 15, 2022 Apr 19, 2022
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022
Festività Santo Patrono di Verona May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2022 Jun 2, 2022
Chiusura estiva Aug 15, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D F G L M N P R S T U V Z

Assfalg Michael

michael.assfalg@univr.it +39 045 802 7949

Avesani Linda

linda.avesani@univr.it +39 045 802 7839

Ballottari Matteo

matteo.ballottari@univr.it 045 802 7098

Bassi Roberto

roberto.bassi@univr.it 045 802 7916; Lab: 045 802 7915

Bellin Diana

diana.bellin@univr.it 045 802 7090

Bolzonella David

david.bolzonella@univr.it 045 802 7965

Buffelli Mario Rosario

mario.buffelli@univr.it +39 0458027268

Carrie Christopher James

christopherjames.carrie@univr.it +39 045 802 7916

Cazzaniga Stefano

stefano.cazzaniga@univr.it +39 045 8027807

Cecconi Daniela

daniela.cecconi@univr.it +39 045 802 7056; Lab: +39 045 802 7087

Chignola Roberto

roberto.chignola@univr.it 045 802 7953

Chiurco Carlo

carlo.chiurco@univr.it +390458028159

Commisso Mauro

mauro.commisso@univr.it 0458027078

Crimi Massimo

massimo.crimi@univr.it 045 802 7924; Lab: 045 802 7050

Dall'Osto Luca

luca.dallosto@univr.it +39 045 802 7806

Delledonne Massimo

massimo.delledonne@univr.it 045 802 7962; Lab: 045 802 7058

Dominici Paola

paola.dominici@univr.it 045 802 7966; Lab: 045 802 7956-7086

Favretto Filippo

filippo.favretto@univr.it 045 802 7956-7865

Felis Giovanna

giovanna.felis@univr.it +390456835627

Fiammengo Roberto

roberto.fiammengo@univr.it 0458027038

Frison Nicola

nicola.frison@univr.it 045 802 7965

Furini Antonella

antonella.furini@univr.it 045 802 7950; Lab: 045 802 7043

Giorgetti Alejandro

alejandro.giorgetti@univr.it 045 802 7982

Guardavaccaro Daniele

daniele.guardavaccaro@univr.it +39 045 802 7903

Guzzo Flavia

flavia.guzzo@univr.it 045 802 7923

Lampis Silvia

silvia.lampis@univr.it 045 802 7095

Munari Francesca

francesca.munari@univr.it +39 045 802 7906

Nardon Chiara

chiara.nardon@univr.it

Pandolfini Tiziana

tiziana.pandolfini@univr.it 045 802 7918

Piccinelli Fabio

fabio.piccinelli@univr.it +39 045 802 7097

Polverari Annalisa

annalisa.polverari@univr.it 045 8027064

Romeo Alessandro

alessandro.romeo@univr.it +39 045 802 7974-7936; Lab: +39 045 802 7808

Speghini Adolfo

adolfo.speghini@univr.it +39 045 8027900

Torriani Sandra

sandra.torriani@univr.it 045 802 7921

Ugel Stefano

stefano.ugel@univr.it 045-8126451

Vettori Andrea

andrea.vettori@univr.it 045 802 7861/7862

Vitulo Nicola

nicola.vitulo@univr.it 0458027982

Zaccone Claudio

claudio.zaccone@univr.it +39 045 8027864

Zapparoli Giacomo

giacomo.zapparoli@univr.it +390458027047

Zenoni Sara

sara.zenoni@univr.it 045 802 7941

Zipeto Donato

donato.zipeto@univr.it +39 045 802 7204

Zoccatelli Gianni

gianni.zoccatelli@univr.it +39 045 802 7952

Zorzi Margherita

margherita.zorzi@univr.it +39 045 802 7908

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

CURRICULUM TIPO:

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SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S00091

Credits

9

Coordinatore

Michael Assfalg

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Language

Italian

The teaching is organized as follows:

teoria

Credits

7

Period

Secondo semestre

Academic staff

Michael Assfalg

laboratorio [1° turno]

Credits

2

Period

Secondo semestre

Academic staff

Francesca Munari

laboratorio [2° turno]

Credits

2

Period

Secondo semestre

Academic staff

Francesca Munari

laboratorio [3° turno]

Credits

2

Period

Secondo semestre

Academic staff

Roberto Fiammengo

laboratorio [4° turno]

Credits

2

Period

Secondo semestre

Academic staff

Francesca Munari

Learning outcomes

This course aims to provide students with knowledge of basic organic chemistry and the main organic reactions in preparation for subsequent courses typical of an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology. The course focuses on the recognition of the various classes of compounds and their reactivity, an essential knowledge for understanding the organization of biological systems and for the development of biotechnological applications designed to modify their function. The student will acquire laboratory skills through a series of exercises concerning purification, synthesis and characterization of compounds. Students get acquainted with experimental procedures and techniques, and learn to critically evaluate the outcome of the conducted experimentation.

Program

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MM: teoria
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Introduction to organic chemistry: organic chemistry in today’s life. The chemical bond. The molecular geometry. Concepts of acid and base and redox reactions. Resonance. Electronegativity, bonds and chemical reactivity. Intermolecular forces.

Introduction to organic reactions and their mechanisms: thermodynamic relations. Energy diagrams. Kinetics of a reaction; rate and order of a reaction. Homolysis and heterolysis of covalent bonds. Carbocations and carbanions and relative stability. Acidic or basic character of the various functional groups. Effect of changes in structure on acidity and basicity. Inductive effect and resonance. Definition of electrophilic and nucleophilic reagents. Concept of regio- and stereo-selectivity of an organic reaction.

Alkanes and Cycloalkanes: structure and IUPAC nomenclature, alkyl radicals. Structural isomers. Isomerism and physical properties. Conformational isomerism: definition and examples via energy diagrams (ethane and butane). The cycloalkanes: relative stability and strain. Cyclopentane and cyclohexane. Conformation of cyclohexane and substituted cyclohexanes: axial and equatorial hydrogens, the cis/trans stereoisomerism. Conformational analysis.

Stereochemistry: constitutional isomers and stereoisomers. Enantiomers and diastereoisomers. Chirality Relations between configurational stereoisomers: enantiomers and racemates. Polarized light and optical activity. Representation rules of chiral compounds (R, S or D, L). Projective structures of Fisher. Compounds with multiple stereocenters: diastereoisomers and mesoforms. Stereoisomerism in cyclic compounds: configurations and conformations. Resolution of a racemate. The stereoisomerism of cyclic compounds.

Alkenes and alkynes: IUPAC nomenclature; vinyl and allyl groups. Geometric isomerism and physical-chemical properties; stability of alkenes with different substitution. Reactivity: electrophilic additions of halogen acid, water, , halogen. Mechanism, stereochemistry and kinetics of the reactions, Markovnikov's rule. The formation of halohydrins. Oxidation of double bonds. Hydrogenation reaction: catalysis, stereoselectivity of the hydrogenation reaction. Alkynes: definitions and nomenclature; acidity of alkynes. Electrophilic additions to the triple bond, mechanism and regioselectivity. Hydrogenation of the triple bond. Addition of water: reaction products. Main methods of synthesis of alkenes and alkynes.

Nucleophilic substitution and elimination at saturated carbon: kinetics and mechanism of SN1 and SN2 reactions; competition between the two mechanisms; stereochemistry of reactions. Comparisons between various nucleophiles. Steric effect, polarizability. Solvents in substitution reactions. Leaving groups. Elimination reactions: kinetics and mechanism of reactions E1 and E2; regioselectivity and stereochemistry. Competition between substitution and elimination reactions. The chemistry of alkyl halides: preparation and reactivity.

Alcohols, ethers and epoxides: structure and nomenclature; physico-chemical properties of alcohols and ethers. Preparation of alcohols. The reactions of alcohols. Conversion of alcohols to alkyl halides. Preparation of ethers (Williamson synthesis). Reaction of halohydrins for the preparation of epoxides (intramolecular nucleophilic substitution). Rupture of the ether bond. Opening of epoxides.

Aldehydes and ketones: a carbonyl group, its structure and reactivity towards electrophilic and nucleophilic reagents. Nomenclature and physical properties of aldehydes and ketones. Main methods of synthesis of aldehydes and ketones. Nucleophilic addition reaction: formation of hemiacetal and acetal, imines and enamines. Reactions with Grignard reagents. Carbonyl compounds as acids and bases (enols and enolates, tautomerism). Aldol condensation reactions. Regioselective formation of enolates. The conjugated unsaturated systems: the allyl cation: forms of resonance and stability. Conjugated dienes and their stability. The electrophilic attack to conjugated dienes: 1,2 and 1,4 addition.

The chemistry of aromatic compounds: benzene, Kekulé structures, aromaticity in arenes and heterocyclic compounds. Huckel rule. Nomenclature and properties of aromatic compounds: halides, carboxylic acids, phenols, amines, aromatics polycondensated. Reaction of aromatic electrophilic substitution (nitration, halogenation, sulfonation, Friedel-Crafts reactions): mechanism and kinetic data. Orientation in the substitution reaction of rings with a substituent. Activating and deactivating groups, orientation in the substitution. Substitution on rings with more than one substituent.

Carboxylic acids and their derivatives: properties of the carboxyl group. Acidity. Nomenclature and physical-chemical properties. Preparation of carboxylic acids. Transformation of carboxylic acids in the major derivatives: halides, anhydrides, amides and esters. Reactivity of the carboxylic group: nucleophilic addition-elimination of carbon acyl. Preparation of acid chlorides and anhydrides. Preparation of esters: the mechanism of the reaction esterification of Fisher. Hydrolysis of acid derivatives. The β-dicarbonyl compounds: the Claisen condensation.

Amines: structure. Nomenclature and physical-chemical properties. Basicity. Heterocyclic compounds: nomenclature. Heterocyclic aromatic compounds. Nitrogen heterocycles: pyrrole and pyridine. Basicity of pyrrole and pyridine. Nucleotides and nucleic acids.

Carbohydrates: structure and distribution. Stereochemistry of sugars. Fischer projection. Determination of the absolute configuration. The mutarotation. Reaction of formation of hemiacetals: cyclic structures of monosaccharides. Haworth formulas. Anomeric effect. Formation of glycosides. Oxidation reactions of monosaccharides: oxidation with Benedict's reagent and Tollens. Reducing sugars. Reduction to alditols. Main monosaccharides: glucose and fructose. Disaccharides lactose, maltose and sucrose. Polysaccharides: starch and cellulose.

Lipids: waxes, fats, oils, soaps, fosfolipid, eicosanoids, terpenoids, steroids.

Amino acids and peptides: structure, properties and stereochemistry. Classification of amino acids present in proteins. Amino acids such as acids and bases. Determination of the structure of the peptides: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary. Degradation of proteins into peptides and amino acids: acid hydrolysis, enzymatic degradation.

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MM: laboratorio
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The practical experiences include key issues for an organic chemistry laboratory, for example, methods of purification by crystallization, separation of a three-component mixture with different acid-base properties, identification of compounds through the melting point, simple chemical reactions, purification by distillation , recognition of carbohydrates essays, introduction to polarimetry and spectroscopy nods for molecular analysis.

THE METHOD OF DELIVERY OF THE DIDACTICS WILL ADAPT TO THE CONTINGENT SITUATIONS RELATED TO THE HEALTH EMERGENCY

Examination Methods

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MM: teoria
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The exam consists of a written verification of the level of knowledge on organic chemistry and the ability to apply the basic principles to specific cases. The student will be asked to properly represent molecules using standard conventions, recognize isomerism, identify the reactive groups and develop reaction mechanisms.
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MM: laboratorio
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For each laboratory experience, the student will be requested to write a brief report on the results and a critical commentary. Understanding of practical experiences will be verified through questions included in the written test of the theoretical course.

VARIATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THE METHOD OF EXAMINATION ON THE BASIS OF THE CONDITIONS SET BY THE HEALTH EMERGENCY

Type D and Type F activities

Le attività formative di tipologia D o F comprendono gli insegnamenti impartiti presso l'Università di Verona o periodi di stage/tirocinio professionale.
Nella scelta delle attività di tipo D, gli studenti dovranno tener presente che in sede di approvazione si terrà conto della coerenza delle loro scelte con il progetto formativo del loro piano di studio e dell'adeguatezza delle motivazioni eventualmente fornite. Dal 1° dicembre 2021 al 27 febbraio 2022 e dal 2 maggio 2022 al 15 luglio 2022, tramite il presente modulo gli studenti possono richiedere l'inserimento di attività didattiche in TAF D ed F che non possono inserire autonomamente nel proprio piano di studi tramite la procedura on-line.

COMPETENZE LINGUISTICHE - dal 1° ottobre 2021 (Delibera del Consiglio della Scuola di Scienze e Ingegneria del 30 marzo 2021) per gli immatricolati dall'A.A. 2021/2022

  • Lingua inglese: vengono riconosciuti automaticamente 3 CFU per ogni livello di competenza superiore a quello richiesto dal corso di studio (se non già riconosciuto nel ciclo di studi precedente).
  • Altre lingue e italiano per stranieri: vengono riconosciuti automaticamente 3 CFU per ogni livello di competenza a partire da A2 (se non già riconosciuto nel ciclo di studi precedente).
Tali cfu saranno riconosciuti, fino ad un massimo di 6 cfu complessivi, di tipologia F se il piano didattico lo consente, oppure di tipologia D.
Ulteriori crediti a scelta per conoscenze linguistiche potranno essere riconosciuti solo se coerenti con il progetto formativo dello studente e se adeguatamente motivati.

COMPETENZE TRASVERSALI
Scopri i percorsi formativi promossi dal  Teaching and learning centre dell'Ateneo, destinati agli studenti iscritti ai corsi di laurea, volti alla promozione delle competenze trasversali:

 

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Graduation

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Studio delle proprietà di luminescenza di lantanidi in matrici proteiche Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - Colloid chemistry
Multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for applications in Biotechnology and Green Chemistry Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles
Stampa 3D di nanocompositi polimerici luminescenti per applicazioni in Nanomedicina Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles
Dinamiche della metilazione del DNA e loro contributo durante il processo di maturazione della bacca di vite. Various topics
Risposte trascrittomiche a sollecitazioni ambientali in vite Various topics
Studio delle basi genomico-funzionali del processo di embriogenesi somatica in vite Various topics

Attendance

As stated in point 25 of the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2021/2022, attendance is not mandatory. However, professors may require students to attend lectures for a minimum of hours in order to be able to take the module exam, in which case the methods that will be used to check attendance will be explained at the beginning of the module. 
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.

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