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Syllabus Chem 365-2021                   Required Text and Materials        
2021 Complete Lab Manual (except for Research Module)
Standard Synthesis Lab Report Format
H-NMR Interpretation (Condensed)       H-NMR Interpretation (Longer)       NMR User's Manual
C13-NMR Interpretation (Condensed)        NMR Physics and C13-NMR (Longer)       GC/MS User's Manual

Chem 365 Lab Schedule Spring 2020
Lab times (Langseth 307): Wedneday, 1:30pm, Thursday 9am, 1:30pm  

Date Experiment Lab Manual for 2021 (Complete)
PreLab Lectures (Streaming)  
Jan 13,14 Cyalume: Chemiluminescence 1. Cyalume Experiment    
2. Syllabus

3. Standard lab report format
Syllabus and Introduction (8 min)
(2021 version)
Cyalume Prelab Lecture (27 min)
Jan 20,21 Grignard Reactions, Part 1 Grignard Reactions Grignard Prelab Week 1  
Jan 27,28 Grignard Reactions, Part II 1. Grignard Reactions
2. GC-MS User's Sheet
Grignard Prelab Week 2  
Feb 3,4 Alcohol to Ester; Catalysis; Distillation; NMR 1. Alcohol Esterification Expt
2. H-NMR Interpretation (Summary)
3. H-NMR Interpretation (Detailed)
4. NMR User's Sheet
Alcohol Esterification Prelab
How to Run the NMR
Feb 10,11 Makeup Lab. For Making up previously-cancelled lab days or labs missed by individuals.    
      NMR Movie: Format for reporting and interpreting H and C NMR  
    NMR Movie: How to find spectra for printing and processing  
Feb 17,18 Aspirin Synthesis/Alcohol Unknown (NMR) Aspirin, Alcohol NMR Expt 1. Aspirin, Alcohol Prelab
2. NMR: Standard Summary for H or C NMR
3. NMR: Finding spectra for printing and processing
Feb 224,25 Sodium Borohydride Reduction of Ketone

Sodium Borohydride Expt
Cyclohexane Chair Review and Video

Borohydride Reaction Prelab  
Mar 3,4 Aldehydes and Ketones Unknown/Derivative Carbonyl Unknowns Experiment Carbonyl Unknowns Prelab  
Mar 10,11 Dibenzalacetone by Aldol Condensation Aldol Reaction Experiment Aldol Prelab Video (24 min)  
Mar 17,18 Spring Break      
Mar 24,25 Wittig Reaction Wittig Reaction Reaction Wittig Reaction Prelab (23 min)  
Mar 31-Apr-1

Multistep Synthesis Research Module Week One

Research Module 2021
Week One

Full Video, 52 min ...
-intro part
(13 min)
-part 1 procedure (16 min)
-Starting Scheme 2 procedure, including notes on Scheme 1 research report expectations (12 min)
-NMR part (10 min)

Apr 7,8 Multistep Synthesis Research Module Week Two

Research Module 2021
Week Two

Week 2 video -42 min
1. Review and Overview, 1-7min
2. Discussion of copper-catalyzed reaction mechanism, 6-14 min
3. Procedure, 14-26 min
4. Lab Report, 26-28 min
5. NMR: 29-42 min


Apr 14,15

Makeup Lab. For Making up previously-cancelled lab days or labs missed by individuals.    
Apr 21,22 Amine Unknowns

Amines Unknown Experiment

Amines Prelab

Apr 28,29 Carboxylic Acid Unknown and Titration. Cleanup, Checkout Acid Unknowns Experiment

Acid Prelab Video (24 min)
      Full Video, 48 min ...
-intro part
-procedure part (26min)
-NMR part (20 min)
-Starting Scheme 2 part