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KEMI6414 Chemistry of Tannins and Other Polyphenols 5 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Juha-Pekka Salminen
Preceding studies
BSc course in Natural Compound Chemistry is recommended

Learning outcomes

After this course the student knows in detail what kinds of polyphenolic structures plant cell is able to produce and in which order. Student understands the meaning of bigger entities in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of polyphenols: he has gained knowledge of how traditional and modern methods may be used to unravel the polyphenol composition of an unknown mixture of compounds. The student also knows how various methods are able to give additional information of polyphenol structure and activity.


The course deals with several polyphenol groups (main emphasis on ellagitannins, proanthocyanidins and flavonoids), and on their chemical structures, biosynthetic pathways, distribution and significance in plants, and especially qualitative and quantitative analysis methods (UPLC, UV, MS, hydrolysis, gel chromatography, biochemical methods and so-called total methods). Main emphasis is on characterization of polyphenols by LC-DAD-MS and on polyphenol bioactivity and factors affecting it.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h

Lectures 28 hours and weekly exercises.

Teaching language


Modes of study

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


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

4th or 5th year, autumn 2017, period 1.
Course is held every second year.

Study materials

Lecture notes and Moodle material

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
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