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KEMI6408 Developments in polyphenol chemistry: Past, present and future 3 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Maarit Karonen

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.


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.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 2 h 0 h

The starting lecture (2 h) and eight workshops (16 h) with group presentations and discussions in addition to self-study and self-directed small group working.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English

Active participation in the workshops and written electronic exam in English or Finnish

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Performance during the workshops and exam

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

2017-2018, II period. Preliminary registration in Moodle at the latest one week before the course starts.

Study materials

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

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Kemian laitos
MDP in Materials Science