CFS 764 Carbohydrate Chemistry
Prerequisite: Introductory Chemistry/Biochemistry Class
Lab activities will be arranged based on students’ class schedules.
This course focuses on developing i) knowledge on structural features of carbohydrates and ii) skills for structural characterization of monosaccharides, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, and glycoconjugates in plants and microorganisms using analytical methods such as calorimetric assays, LC, HPLC, GC and NMR. 2 credits.
- Students will learn structural features of carbohydrates.
- Students will develop knowledge on chemical mechanisms of carbohydrate modifications via chemical, physical, and enzymatic reactions.
- Students will develop skills to extract carbohydrates from any source to determine their structures using analytical tools.
- Students will learn structure-function relationship of carbohydrates in biochemical systems such as roles in plant defense, symbiotic relationship, cell wall.
- Essentials of Carbohydrate Chemistry, J. F. Robyt, Springer, New York, 1998.
- Additional notes will be provided.