||Synthesis, Purification, and Characterization|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:
||Dr. Leah Martin-Visscher|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:
||credits 3(hrs lect 2 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 4)|
||An advanced, integrated laboratory course utilizing synthetic
methods from organic, inorganic and biochemistry. Students will
perform a series of multi-step syntheses, followed by product
purification and characterization, using chromatographic and
spectroscopic methods extensively. Synthetic techniques will
include solid-phase synthesis and work with air-sensitive
Prerequisites: CHEM 351f
- Silverstein, R. M.; Webster, F.X.; Kiemle, D. J.; Bryce, D.L. Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds, 8th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; New York, 2014.
- Zubrick, J. W. The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual 9th Edition; John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2004.
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
|Midterm Exam (open book)||15%|
|Final Exam (open book)||20%|
- To develop competence and confidence in the use of organic laboratory techniques of synthesis, separation and characterization.
gain expertise in the hands-on use of modern spectroscopic tools for
determination of molecular structure, including NMR, IR, GC-MS and
- To actively search and read scientific literature and to practice writing formal scientific reports
- To encourage positive, constructive interaction and collaboration amongst students and between students and instructors
- To recognize your roles and responsibilities in the collection, interpretation and dissemination of scientific data
|SCHEDULE OF TOPICS:
- Physical properties of organic compounds and purity
- Separation & Purification Techniques
- Spectroscopic techniques
- Infrared Spectroscopy (IR)
- NMR (including heteronuclear and multidimensional NMR)
- Laboratory Research
- Designing experiments and working in the lab
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.