Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Gianfranco Favi By appointment from Monday to Friday
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Industrial Pharmacy (LM-13)
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Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to give the basic knowledge to assign the structural formula of unknown organic compound through the combined IR, 1H and 13C-NMR, and Mass analysis.


Elemental composition and molecular formula
- Elemental analysis
- Mass spectrometry: Introduction and theory, the mass spectrum, recognition of the molecular ion peak, fragmentation, rearrangements
- degree of unsaturation
Relations between the atoms of the organic molecules
Molecular structure
- 1H-NMR Spectrometry: Introduction and theory, chemical shift, spin-spin coupling, equivalence, coupling constants, spin systems, long-range coupling, spin decoupling
- 13C-NMR Spectrometry: chemical shift, off-resonance spectra, DEPT e APT
- NMR-2D Spectrometry: 1H-1H COSY correlation, 1H-13C HETCOR correlation and HMQC, HMBC, 13C-13C INADEQUATE correlation
Identification of the main functional groups of organic substances
- IR Spectrometry

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

- The student must show the possession of basic knowledge of modern methods of spectroscopic investigation as well as the understanding of the fundamental characteristics of the spectra provided by each substance (NMR, IR and Mass).
- The student must show the ability to apply the knowledge, and the ability to identify the presence of molecular fragments of varying complexity in order to define how these fragments are linked together, through the combined analysis of spectra obtained with the various techniques. The student must be able to simulate the spectra of new molecules and able to identify which methods are most useful to resolve a particular structural problem.
- The student must be able to clearly communicate the knowledge and the ability to interpret the various spectra to specialists and not.
- The student, at the end of the course, will have developed a good autonomy for the identification of the structures of unknown organic molecules.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Course books

- Robert M. Silverstein, Francis X. Webster; David J. Kiemle, David L. Bryce; "Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds" 8th Edition, Wiley


Oral examination after written exam

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.


The frequency at lectures and exercises is strongly recommended

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