1st Bachelor in Medical Biology -

Organic chemistry laboratory

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ECTS Credits4
Number of Hours (h/year)80
Teaching staffGEORGE, Isabelle
Selak, Patrick
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Knowledge and comprehension of inorganic and organic chemistry courses.

Aims and Objectives

To familiarise with fundamental's techniques usual in laboratories of chemistry.

To realize reactions that have been studied during the theoretical course (Organic Chemistry 1st year).

To be able to realize manipulations alone, in respect of security rules and laboratory material


Separation, purification, identification and dosages techniques :

  • Distillation
  • Crystallization and recrystallization
  • Boiling point determination
  • Thin layer chromatography and column chromatography
  • Extraction

Synthesis :

· Preparation of acetanilide

· Esterifications

· Aldol condensation

· Electrophilic additions on alkenes

· Nucleophilic substitutions of halogenated compounds…

Mechanism’s studies :

· SN1 - SN2 study

· Alcohols properties

>Identification tests.

Compounds of biological interest : characterization.


HARWOOD L. M. et MOODY C. J., Experimental Organic Chemistry, Blackwell Science, 1995.

BLANCHARD-DESCE M., FOSSET B., GUYOT F., JULLIEN L., PALACIN S., Chimie organique expérimentale, Hermann éds., 1987

ZUBRICK J. W. dans "The Organic Chemlab Survival Manual : a student's guide to techniques" John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1992

 CHAVANNE M.; BEAUDOIN G. J.; JULLIEN A.; FLAMAND E. dans "Chimie Organique Expérimentale" Belin éd.

Teaching and Learning MethodsLaboratory work
Assessment MethodsWritten and/or oral examination
Projects or practical work
Continuous assessment

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