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Course Name Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I – Practical
Course Code BP208P
Program B. Pharm. (Regular/ Lateral)
Semester Two
Year Taught 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018


‘Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I – Practical’ is a course offered in the second semester of B. Pharm program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.


Course Duration: 4 Hours/Week

  1. Systematic qualitative analysis of unknown organic compounds like
    1. Preliminary test: Color, odour, aliphatic/aromatic compounds, saturation and unsaturation, etc.
    2. Detection of elements like Nitrogen, Sulphur and Halogen by Lassaigne’s test.
    3. Solubility test
    4. Functional group test like Phenols, Amides/ Urea, Carbohydrates, Amines, Carboxylic acids, Aldehydes and Ketones, Alcohols, Esters, Aromatic and Halogenated Hydrocarbons, Nitro com- pounds and Anilides.
    5. Melting point/Boiling point of organic compounds
    6. Identification of the unknown compound from the literature using melting point/ boiling point.
    7. Preparation of the derivatives and confirmation of the unknown compound bymelting point/ boiling point.
    8. Minimum 5 unknown organic compounds to be analysed systematically.
  2. Preparation of suitable solid derivatives from organic compounds
  3. Construction of molecular models


Recommended Books (Latest Editions)

  1. Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
  2. Organic Chemistry by I.L. Finar, Volume-I
  3. Textbook of Organic Chemistry by B.S. Bahl & Arun Bahl.
  4. Organic Chemistry by P.L.Soni
  5. Practical Organic Chemistry by Mann and Saunders.
  6. Vogel’s text book of Practical Organic Chemistry
  7. Advanced Practical organic chemistry by N.K.Vishnoi.
  8. Introduction to Organic Laboratory techniques by Pavia, Lampman and Kriz.
  9. Reaction and reaction mechanism by Ahluwaliah/Chatwal.

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