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ERIC Number: EJ826724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Use of the Chemical Literature as a Template to Probe Stereoselective Reactions by NMR
Clausen, Thomas P.; Green, Thomas K.; Steiner, Benjamin
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n5 p692-694 May 2008
In teaching organic chemistry laboratory at this university, we eliminated the use of "canned" experiments from textbooks. Instead, we present students with literature studies that form the basis of developing new unpublished experiments to answer specific questions. In this research approach, students are better exposed to the chemical literature, gain experience in experimental design, and are forced to do more spectral interpretations rather than simply match spectra with standard spectra. Here we present two projects that are the result of this research-based approach. Both projects involved relatively advanced stereochemical concepts and one study relied on 1D or 2D NOE NMR experiments. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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