Microscale Operational Organic Chemistry

Microscale Operational Organic Chemistry : A Problem-Solving Approach to the Laboratory Course

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This practical laboratory text provides a thorough introduction to the core operations in the organic lab in addition to a comprehensive selection of microscale experiments. Its unique problem-solving approach encourages students to think in the laboratory by solving a scientific problem in the process of carrying out each experiment. This product is available in Catalyst, our custom lab database.
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  • Hardback | 864 pages
  • 208 x 256 x 36mm | 1,759.96g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130335185
  • 9780130335180

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. I. MASTERING THE OPERATIONS. 1. Learning Basic Operations. The Effect of pH on a Food Preservative. 2. Extraction and Evaporation. Separating the Components of "Panacetin." 3. Recrystallization and Melting-Point Measurement. Identifying a Constituent of "Panacetin." 4. Heating under Reflux. Synthesis of Salicylic Acid from Wintergreen Oil. 5. Simple Distillation, Gas Chromatography. Preparation of Synthetic Banana Oil. 6. Fractional Distillation. Separation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons. 7. Addition, Mixing, Sublimation. Preparation of Camphor. 8. Boiling Point, Refractive Index. Identification of a Petroleum Hydrocarbon. 9. Column Chromatography, UV-VIS Spectrometry. Isolation and Isomerization of Lycopene from Tomato Paste. 10. Steam Distillation, Infrared Spectrometry. Isolation and Identification of the Major Constituent of Clove Oil. 11. Thin-Layer Chromatography, NMR Spectrometry. Identification of Unknown Ketones. 12. Vacuum Distillation, Optical Rotation. Optical Activity of a-Pinene. II. CORRELATED LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS. 13. Investigation of a Chemical Bond by Infrared Spectrometry. 14. Properties of Common Functional Groups. 15. Thin-Layer Chromatographic Analysis of Drug Components. 16. Separation of an Alkane Clathrate. 17. Isomers and Isomerization Reactions. 18. Structures and Properties of Stereoisomers. 19. Bridgehead Reactivity in an SN1 Solvolysis Reaction. 20. Reaction of Iodoethane with Saccharin, an Ambident Nucleophile. 21. Dehydration of Methylcyclohexanols. 22. Synthesis of 7,7-Dichloronorcarane Using a Phase-Transfer Catalyst. 23. Stereochemistry of the Addition of Bromine to trans-Cinnamic Acid. 24. Hydration of a Difunctional Alkyne. 25. Preparation of Bromotriphenylmethane and the Trityl Free Radical. 26. Chain-Growth Polymerization of Styrene and Methyl Methacrylate. 27. Synthesis of Ethanol by Fermentation. 28. Reaction of Butanols with Hydrobromic Acid. 29. Borohydride Reduction of Vanillin to Vanillyl Alcohol. 30. Synthesis of Triphenylmethanol and the Trityl Carbocation. 31. Identification of a Conjugated Diene from Eucalyptus Oil. 32. Spectral Identification of Monoterpenoids. 33. Synthesis and Spectral Analysis of Aspirin. 34. Preparation of Nonbenzenoid Aromatic Compounds. 35. Mechanism of the Nitration of Arenes by Nitronium Fluoborate. 36. Friedel-Crafts Acylation of Anisole. 37. Structure of a Natural Product in Anise Oil. 38. Identification of an Oxygen-Containing Organic Compound. 39. Wittig Synthesis of 1,4-Diphenyl-1,3-Butadiene. 40. Effect of Reaction Conditions on the Condensation of Furfural with Cyclopentanone. 41. Haloform Oxidation of 4'-Methoxyacetophenone. 42. Electronic Effect of a para-Iodo Substituent. 43. Synthesis and Identification of an Unknown Carboxylic Acid. 44. Preparation of the Insect Repellent N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide. 45. Synthesis of 2-Acetylcyclohexanone by the Stork Reaction. 46. Synthesis of Dimedone and Measurement of its Tautomeric Equilibrium Constant. 47. Preparation of Para Red and Related Azo Dyes. 48. Reaction of Phthalimide with Sodium Hypochlorite. 49. Identification of an Unknown Amine. 50. Preparation and Mass Spectrum of 2-Phenylindole. 51. Nucleophilic Strength and Reactivity in SNAr Reactions. 52. Structure of an Unknown d-Hexose. 53. Fatty Acid Content of Commercial Cooking Oils. 54. Structure of an Unknown Dipeptide. 55. Multistep Synthesis of Benzilic Acid from Benzaldehyde. 56. Using the Chemical Literature in an Organic Synthesis. 57. A Research Project in Organic Chemistry. III. MINILABS. 1. Making Useful Laboratory Items. 2. Extraction of Iodine by Dichloromethane. 3. Purification of an Unknown Compound by Recrystallization. 4. Developing and Testing a Hypothesis. 5. Preparation of Acetate Esters. 6. Gas Chromatographic Analysis of Commercial Xylene. 7. Isolation of Caffeine from No-Doz Tablets. 8. A Missing-Label Puzzle. 9. Paper Chromatography of Dyes in Commercial Drink Mixes. 10. Gas Chromatographic Analysis of an Essential Oil from Orange Peel. 11. Identification of an Unknown Felt-Tip-Pen Ink by TLC. 12. Optical Rotation of Turpentine. 13. The Structures of Organic Molecules. 14. Who Else Has My Compound? 15. Isomers and Molecular Structure. 16. Reactivities of Alkyl Halides in Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions. 17. An SN1 Reaction of Bromotriphenylmethane. 18. Preparation and Properties of a Gaseous Alkene. 19. Addition of Iodine to a-Pinene. 20. Unsaturation in Commercial Products. 21. Free-Radical Stability. 22. The Nylon Rope Trick. 23. Nucleophilic Substitution Rates of Alcohols. 24. Photoreduction of Benzophenone. 25. Oxidation of Alcohols by Potassium Permanganate. 26. Preparation of a Fluorescent Dye. 27. Diels-Alder Reaction of Maleic Anhydride and Furan. 28. Identification of an Unknown Arene by NMR Spectrometry. 29. Interpretation of a Mass Spectrum. 30. Nitration of Naphthalene. 31. Preparation of Carbocations by the Friedel-Crafts Reaction. 32. Air Oxidation of Fluorene to 9-Fluorenone. 33. A Nucleophilic Addition-Elimination Reaction of Benzil. 34. Preparation of Aldol Condensation Products. 35. A Spontaneous Reaction of Benzaldehyde. 36. Acid-Base Strengths of Organic Compounds. 37. Hydrolysis Rates of Esters. 38. Preparation of Benzamide. 39. Synthesis of Dimedone Derivatives of Benzaldehyde. 40. A Diazonium Salt Reaction of 2-Aminobenzoic Acid. 41. Beckmann Rearrangement of Benzophenone Oxime. 42. Dyeing with Indigo. 43. Reaction of Monosaccharides with Phenols. 44. Extraction of Trimyristin from Nutmeg. 45. Preparation of a Soap Using a Phase-Transfer Catalyst. 46. Isolation of a Protein from Milk. IV. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS. An Overview of Qual Organic. Preliminary Work. Purification. Measurement of Physical Constants. Physical Examination. Ignition Test.Classification. Solubility Tests. Classification Tests.Spectral Analysis. Infrared Spectra. NMR Spectra.Identification. List of Possibilities. Additional Tests and Data. Preparation of Derivatives.Exercises. V. THE OPERATIONS. A. Basic Operations. Cleaning and Drying Glassware. Using Specialized Glassware. Using Glass Rod and Tubing. Weighing. Measuring Volume. Making Transfers.B. Operations for Conducting Chemical Reactions. Heating. Cooling. Temperature Monitoring. Mixing. Addition of Reactants.C. Separation Operations. Gravity Filtration. Vacuum Filtration. Centrifugation. Extraction. Evaporation. Steam Distillation. Column Chromatography. Thin-Layer Chromatography. Paper Chromatography.D. Washing and Drying Operations. Washing Liquids. Drying Liquids. Drying Solids. Drying and Trapping Gases.E. Purification Operations. Recrystallization. Sublimation. Simple Distillation. Vacuum Distillation. Fractional Distillation.F. Measuring Physical Constants. Melting Point. Boiling Point. Refractive Index. Optical Rotation.G. Instrumental Analysis. Gas Chromatography. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. Infrared Spectrometry. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry. Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometry. Mass Spectrometry.Appendixes and Bibliography. Index.
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