Natural Products are any material produced by living organisms. The science of organic chemistry is known to originate from the study of natural products. Natural products are numerous and vary in their applications. The quest to gain mastery of the various biological activities of natural products from different organisms, has really helped over the years, in the discovery of useful medicines and also in other industrial applications. This course therefore, seeks to examine the origin, classifications, functions, extraction, synthesis, reactions and uses of natural products. More, importantly, current trends in natural products chemistry are also considered.
- Teacher: sau/as/039 chemical sciences