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ERIC Number: EJ1011437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Incorporation of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry into the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum
Giarikos, Dimitrios G.; Patel, Sagir; Lister, Andrew; Razeghifard, Reza
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n1 p106-109 Jan 2013
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is a powerful analytical tool for detection, identification, and quantification of many volatile organic compounds. However, many colleges and universities have not fully incorporated this technique into undergraduate teaching laboratories despite its wide application and ease of use in organic chemistry. In this article, a set of experiments are provided to educators for the purposeful integration of the GC-MS technique into undergraduate organic chemistry laboratories. The laboratories provide students experimental opportunities to use GC-MS as the main analytical tool for (a) identification and quantification of major and minor product(s) formed in three common organic synthesis reactions and (b) extraction, separation, and identification of multiple natural products found in fruits and vegetables. (Contains 4 schemes, 4 figures, and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A