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ERIC Number: EJ1062157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Reaction Workup Planning: A Structured Flowchart Approach, Exemplified in Difficult Aqueous Workup of Hydrophilic Products
Hill, George B.; Sweeney, Joseph B.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n3 p488-496 Mar 2015
Reaction workup can be a complex problem for those facing novel synthesis of difficult compounds for the first time. Workup problem solving by systematic thinking should be inculcated as mid-graduate-level is reached. A structured approach is proposed, building decision tree flowcharts to analyze challenges, and an exemplar flowchart is presented for aqueous workup of awkwardly hydrophilic products. Its use is illustrated with real synthetic compounds and model examples.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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