ERIC Number: EJ1017024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Fitting It All In: Adapting a Green Chemistry Extraction Experiment for Inclusion in an Undergraduate Analytical Laboratory
Buckley, Heather L.; Beck, Annelise R.; Mulvihill, Martin J.; Douskey, Michelle C.
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n6 p771-774 Jun 2013
Several principles of green chemistry are introduced through this experiment designed for use in the undergraduate analytical chemistry laboratory. An established experiment of liquid CO2 extraction of D-limonene has been adapted to include a quantitative analysis by gas chromatography. This facilitates drop-in incorporation of an exciting experiment into an existing curriculum. The experiment provides an introduction to natural product extraction, calibration curves, and internal standards while simultaneously demonstrating alternative solvent selection for pollution prevention and increased chemical safety.
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Food, Scientific Principles, Conservation (Environment), Science Experiments
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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