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1 Natural product chemistry Dr J White Identify different natural products Synthesise your own perfume

2 What is your impression of a chemist? Write down one job that a chemist does?

3 Natural products What are they? Chemicals found in living things Where can you find them? What can you do with them?

4 Where can you find them? Plants (spearmint), animals, bacteria carvone

5 Marine Natural products Gorgonian octacoral Octalactin A

6 How do you get them?

7 What you do with them? Fragrances Pharmaceuticals Food additives

8 Task Here are a mixture of natural products with common fragrances Match the fragrance to the natural product

9 What does the organic chemist do? Marine life have only a small amount of the active component. Pharmaceutical companies want to make these compounds – Big scale – Cheap – Safe – Improve on nature

10 Building We have to look at the target structure and create a strategy to build it. Check our big recipe book of reactions Building a car or baking a cake.

11 Task Watch video clip from bbc senses TI TI How bad was the smell? We will make our own brand of fragrance

12 What you have to do Safety Wear gloves & safety glasses Mix different ratios of base notes least fragrance Middle notes Top notes most volatile We will judge how good the fragrance is.

13 Top Eucalyptus Lemon

14 Middle geranium lavender

15 Bottom Jasmine Patchouli Ylang ylang

16 Bottom Jasmine Patchouli Ylang ylang Middle geranium lavender Top Eucalyptus Lemon

17 Chemistry Physics Biology Bio Chemistry Bio physics Chemical physics

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19 They look more like this

20 Chemists


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