Creatine Case Study

Case Study


Learning Goals /
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Creatine and Related Compounds


Amino Acids

Creatine in the Body


Creatine-Creatinine Equilibrium

Creatinine Test for Kidney Function


Regulation and Ethics

Amine & Nitrile Chemistry

Laboratory Synthesis

Chemical Analysis

Creatine-Phosphocreatine Equilibrium

Uses & Side Effects

Learning Goals

  1. Gain knowledge about creatine—its structure and sources—and about the related compounds creatinine and phosphocreatine

  2. Comprehend chemical equilibrium as well as the chemistry of amines and nitriles

  3. Apply this knowledge and understanding to the synthesis of creatine as well as to the equilibria between creatine and creatinine and between creatine and phosphocreatine

  4. Analyze whether laboratory synthesis of creatine has been successful and how creatine levels are measured in the body

  5. Evaluate whether creatine use should be regulated for athletes

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