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ERIC Number: EJ829098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
An Exercise on Structure Elucidation Based on a Tricky Aldol Reaction
Sierra, Manuel Gonzalez; Pellegrinet, Silvina C.; Colombo, Maria I.; Ruveda, Edmundo A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n8 p1094-1096 Aug 2008
An exercise on structure elucidation for advanced undergraduate students is described. To determine the structure of an unknown product, students are required to use spectra together with an organic chemistry mechanism. This exercise exemplifies the procedure commonly used in research, thus helping students develop problem-solving skills. In addition, it highlights the potential of modern NMR techniques such as one- and two-dimensional NMR. (Contains 2 figures, 2 schemes, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A