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ERIC Number: EJ863150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Chronology of a Difficult Synthesis
Menger, Fredric M.; Sorrells, Jennifer L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n7 p859-863 Jul 2009
This article describes a short synthesis and many of the difficulties experienced while carrying it out (e.g., low yields, impurities, racemization, nonrepeatable literature preps, etc.). As such, students will be educated in aspects of synthetic organic chemistry that are often down-played, or even not mentioned, in published syntheses. (Contains 1 figure and 10 schemes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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