Basic Sciences: Biochemistry

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 Carbohydrates: Chemical Structure and Reactivity. Spring 2006. (Video 79 mins)

Professor Peter Vollhardt. Chemistry 3B represents the second semester of the standard organic chemistry series at University of California, Berkeley. It covers conjugation, aromatic chemistry, carbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, amines, carboxylic acids, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acid chemistry. Ultraviolet spectroscopy and mass spectrometry will be introduced. Organic chemistry is a specific discipline within the subject of chemistry. It is the scientific study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation of chemical compounds of carbon and hydrogen, which may contain any number of other elements, such as nitrogen, oxygen, halogens, and more rarely phosphorus or sulfur. Multi-carbon compounds form the basis of all life processes. Professor Vollhardt has had over 250 scientific coworkers and supervises a group of 10-15 students and postdoctorals. He has published and/or submitted for publication over 290 scientific papers or books, including the textbook for this course. Six patents have been issued to him. Since 1975 he has presented lectures at over 100 international and national meetings and more than 320 invited.

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