ERIC Number: EJ1073061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Asymmetric Epoxidation: A Twinned Laboratory and Molecular Modeling Experiment for Upper-Level Organic Chemistry Students
Hii, King Kuok; Rzepa, Henry S.; Smith, Edward H.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n8 p1385-1389 Aug 2015
The coupling of a student experiment involving the preparation and use of a catalyst for the asymmetric epoxidation of an alkene with computational simulations of various properties of the resulting epoxide is set out in the form of a software toolbox from which students select appropriate components. At the core of these are the computational spectroscopic tools, whereby a measured spectrum can be interpreted in some detail using theoretical simulations. These include a range of modern chiroptical methods to accompany the increased use of such techniques in modern teaching laboratories. Computational experiments are captured in a Wiki-based electronic laboratory notebook, which features data-stamping, authenticated entries, and inclusion of semantically intact data via interactive models rendered within the Wiki using JSmol and its referencing via a digital object identifier (DOI) to a digital data repository.
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments, College Science, Science Instruction, Spectroscopy, Computation, Computer Uses in Education, Advanced Students, Undergraduate Students, Molecular Structure, Computer Simulation, Models
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