166.657 Primary Natural Products from Plants
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain plant resources and their sources, to discuss current problems of supply and processing  of the materials in Austria and worldwide.

Subject of course

Terminology: primary/secondary natural resources, biomass, energy-/industrial crops, regrowing resources, wild-/agricultural- and cultivated plants
Worldwide usage of primary natural products and their global output
Ecological factors as well as technical and economical data for plant production
Technological impact assessment for the subject natural substances from plants
Source, processing, composition, economical importance and industrial use of oil/fat, sucrose/glucose/fructose/starch
Biogas production

Teaching methods


Mode of examination


Additional information

This course may be held in either an online or presence format, in line with rules and regulations put forward by the federal government and/or TU Wien administration, in response to the evolving Covid19 situation. This may include a hybrid system where, for example, lectures and written exams are offered in an online format, and practical evaluations are offered in reduced groups on campus. Should such changes become necessary during the semester, this may lead to schedule changes, in particular, this may lead to changed dates for practical and written assessments (exams). For online written exams, the assessment/grading scheme will remain unchanged. As far as possible exams will, however, be held in person on campus.



Course dates

Mon12:00 - 13:0023.10.2023Seminarraum Lehar 01 Prelininary discussion for Green chemistry students
Mon13:00 - 15:0027.11.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 Lecture 166.657
Mon16:00 - 18:0027.11.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung 166.657 Deutsch
Tue16:00 - 18:0028.11.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung 166.657 Deutsch
Thu17:00 - 20:0030.11.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung 166.657 Deutsch/Englisch
Mon16:00 - 18:0004.12.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung 166.657 Deutsch
Mon12:00 - 14:0018.12.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 Primary metabolites_Englisch
Tue12:00 - 14:0019.12.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 Primary metabolites_english line
Wed12:00 - 14:0020.12.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 Primary metabolites_English

Examination modalities

Oral exam (60min) at the end of the semester. Further oral or written exams on appointment.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu16:00 - 17:0019.12.2024 BZ 3.Stockwritten15.12.2024 00:00 - 19.12.2024 00:00TISSPrüfung 166.657
Mon16:00 - 18:0023.12.2024Seminarraum Lehar 01 oral16.12.2024 23:46 - 23.12.2024 10:00TISSPrüfung 166.657
Wed10:00 - 12:0008.01.2025 BZ, 3. Stockoral06.01.2025 00:00 - 07.01.2025 10:00TISSPrüfung 166.657 Primäre Naturstoffe aus Pflanzen
Fri10:00 - 12:0017.01.2025 BI 04 D09oral08.01.2025 00:00 - 15.01.2025 23:59TISSExam, in English
Tue - 08.04.2025oral04.03.2025 10:00 - 07.04.2025 23:59TISSExam, in English

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering for Sustainable Production Not specified
066 490 Technical Chemistry Mandatory elective
066 652 Green Chemistry Not specified


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