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ERIC Number: EJ1050712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Recruiting the Students to Fight Cancer: Total Synthesis of Goniothalamin
Nahra, Fady; Riant, Olivier
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n1 p179-182 Jan 2015
A modified total synthesis of (S)-goniothalamin is described for an advanced course in organic chemistry. This experiment gives students an opportunity to handle organometallic reagents and perform an enzymatic kinetic resolution and a metathesis reaction, all in the same synthesis. Furthermore, students learn flame-drying techniques for the manipulation of air-sensitive materials and high-performance liquid chromatography handling and analysis, thus strengthening their experimental knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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