Compulsory / Laboratory hours per group: 20 /Assessment: Oral presentation of a project and written examination at the end of the semester / Credits: 2


N. Fokialakis-Assist. Professor

Course site (e-class):


    • Theory and applications of instrumental analytical techniques in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of natural products.
    • Methods for collecting and processing raw materials (plants, marine organisms and microorganisms)
    • Methods of drying (freeze drying, vacuum drying etc.)
    • Extraction methods (classical extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, microwave extraction, ultrasound extraction, water distillation, steam distillation, etc.)
    • Separation methods (thin layer chromatography, column chromatography, gas chromatography, medium pressure chromatography, high performance chromatography, centrifugal chromatography, etc.)
    • Methods of identification of isolated compounds (infrared spectroscopy, visible-ultraviolet spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, etc.),
    • Coupled chromatographic - spectroscopic techniques and their applications
Participants in Laboratory Exercises: I. Chinou (Professor), N. Aligiannis (Associate Professor), N. Fokialakis (Assistant Professor), K. Graikou, P. Stathopoulos (Labatory Teaching Stuff)