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ERIC Number: EJ1101547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Synthesis of a Parkinson's Disease Treatment Drug, the "R,R"-Tartrate Salt "of R"-Rasagiline: A Three Week Introductory Organic Chemistry Lab Sequence
Aguilar, Noberto; Garcia, Billy; Cunningham, Mark; David, Samuel
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n5 p937-940 May 2016
A synthesis of the "R,R"-tartrate salt of the popular anti-Parkinson's drug "R"-rasagiline (Azilect) was adapted to introduce the organic laboratory student to a medically relevant synthesis. It makes use of concepts found in the undergraduate organic chemistry curriculum, appropriately fits into three approximately 4 h lab periods, and utilizes readily available equipment and inexpensive commercially available chemicals.
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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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