ERIC Number: EJ1033282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Green Chemistry Decision-Making in an Upper-Level Undergraduate Organic Laboratory
Edgar, Landon J. G.; Koroluk, Katherine J.; Golmakani, Mehrnaz; Dicks, Andrew P.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n7 p1040-1043 Jul 2014
A self-directed independent synthesis experiment was developed for a third-year undergraduate organic laboratory. Students were provided with the CAS numbers of starting and target compounds and devised a synthetic plan to be executed over two 4.5 h laboratory periods. They consulted the primary literature in order to develop and carry out an azlactone synthesis incorporating green chemistry principles and techniques without detailed guidance from course instructors. Final products were analyzed via proton NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, and melting point analysis to determine if students were successful in forming their assigned material. Extremely positive feedback about the experiment was collected and is presented.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Organic Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Undergraduate Study, Spectroscopy, Sustainability, Science Experiments, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes, Laboratory Experiments
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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