Overcoming problems incorporating NMR into the organic chemistry lab

Luke A. Kassekert, J. Thomas Ippoliti

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Organic chemistry laboratory courses present exceptional opportunities to teach students how to utilize NMR to its fullest potential. When implementing experiments that use NMR to analyze products in the undergraduate teaching lab a number of practical problems arise, even with the use of an automated instrument. The pertinent issues in our situation involve sample submission timing, data transfer, and spectra processing. This chapter addresses what can be done to alleviate those problems using a newly designed experiment incorporating flow hydrogenation that has been incorporated into our organic laboratory sequence. Solutions include having a teaching assistant present by the NMR spectrometer room as students are submitting their samples, using Dropbox as a versatile approach to distributing and accessing data, and that iNMR reader is a flexible solution for students to process their data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNMR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Curriculum
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780841227941
StatePublished - Mar 19 2013

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918


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