Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
KEMI4158 Developments in polyphenol chemistry: past, present and future 3 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Department of Chemistry

Learning outcomes

The student knows the history and current state of polyphenol chemistry and understands how various developments in chemical techniques have enabled simultaneous developments of qualitative and quantitative polyphenol chemistry. At the same time, the student is aware of that the modern state-of-the-art methods do not automatically need to replace the more traditional ones.

General description

During last decades, there has been an increasing interest in the study of plant polyphenols and their roles in a variety of different contexts. This has led to a rapid development of chemical methods in qualitative and quantitative polyphenol analysis, which in turn has resulted in the more traditional methods being overlooked or even abandoned. This course shows by case-by-case examples how polyphenol chemistry has evolved over time since the 1960s and 1970s. The course offers a package of the scientific papers of polyphenol chemistry that shows the development of selected topics over the decades. The most recent papers on these topics will also be searched. Each topic will be gone through in workshops that require active participation from the students. Each topic and workshop will be ended by discussions about new findings, future perspectives and opportunities.

Teacher responsible

Maarit Karonen


Juha-Pekka Salminen


29-Oct-2015 – 3-Dec-2015
Lectures 20 h
Thu 29-Oct-2015 - 3-Dec-2015 weekly at 8.15-10.00, ARC 2, Poikkeus; 12.11., 19.11. CAL 2
26-Nov-2015 at 8 –10 , ARC 2, PERUTTU!
Mon 2-Nov-2015 - 30-Nov-2015 weekly at 12.15-14.00, ARC 3
Fri 27-Nov-2015 at 12-14, ARC 2


Numeric 0-5.

Evaluation criteria

Active participation in the workshops and written exam in English or Finnish.
Performance during the workshops and exam.

Study materials

Scientific papers, notes and the material produced in the workshops.

Further information

Preliminary registration in Moodle at the latest one week before the course starts.

Recommended time to participate in; 4th or 5th year.