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ERIC Number: EJ1088222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Making a Natural Product Chemistry Course Meaningful with a Mini Project Laboratory
Hakim, Aliefman; Liliasari; Kadarohman, Asep; Syah, Yana Maolana
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n1 p193-196 Jan 2016
This paper discusses laboratory activities that can improve the meaningfulness of natural product chemistry course. These laboratory activities can be useful for students from many different disciplines including chemistry, pharmacy, and medicine. Students at the third-year undergraduate level of chemistry education undertake the project to isolate secondary metabolites from medicinal plants. This project provides opportunities for students to design their own activities to isolate secondary metabolites from medicinal plants. Students were exposed to skills as extraction, fractionation, purification, and structural elucidation of secondary metabolites. In this project, two secondary metabolites were successfully isolated from medicinal plants. The implementation of this project improved students' understanding of natural product chemistry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A