ERIC Number: EJ1069035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Introducing Undergraduates to Research Using a Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Organic Chemistry Miniproject
Oliveira, Deyvid G. M.; Rosa, Clarissa H.; Vargas, Bruna P.; Rosa, Diego S.; Silveira, Ma´rcia V.; de Moura, Neusa F.; Rosa, Gilber R.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n7 p1217-1220 Jul 2015
A five-week miniproject is described for an upper-division experimental organic chemistry course. The activities include synthesis of a phenylboronic acid via a Grignard reaction and its use in a Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction. Technical skills and concepts normally presented in practical organic chemistry courses are covered, including the use of an inert atmosphere (Schlenk tube technique), separation of mixtures (filtration), melting range determination, infrared (IR) spectrum, stoichiometric calculations and gas chromatography techniques.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry, Undergraduate Students, College Science, Scientific Research, Student Projects, Science Process Skills, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts, Inquiry, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Metallurgy
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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