rganic Chemistry 6 CFU: Structure and bond in organic chemistry. Acid-Base Theories. Introduction to organic compounds. Alkanes. Stereochemistry. Understanding of organic reactions. Alkyl halides and substitution/elimination reactions. Alcheni and Alchini. Alcohols, Ethers and Epoxides. Oxidation reactions in organic chemistry. Conjugation and resonance. Aromatic compounds. Carbonyl compounds. Carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Condensation reactions of carbonyl compounds. Amines.
Biochemistry 3 CFU: Polyphenols (phenolic acids and flavonoids, both important for the oenological and technological sectors). Carbohydrates, polysaccharides, pectin, cellulose, lignin and starch. Amino acids, peptides and proteins. Lipids, phospholipids, carotenoids, sterols. Biological membranes. Bioenergetics: Elements of thermodynamics applied to biochemical reactions. Enzymatic catalysis. Photosynthesis and carbon organism. Breathing and carbohydrate metabolism. The metabolism of nitrogen compounds. Chemical and biological processes in the rhizosphere.