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Abstract Volume 4 Issue 4 (1999) pp 134-136

Investigating a Reaction of N–Methyltriazolinedione

Gary W. Breton

Berry College, Mount Berry, GA 30149-5016

Published online: 2 August 1999

Abstract. This undergraduate laboratory experiment challenges students to use their combined knowledge of organic reaction mechanisms and spectroscopic analysis to determine the product of a reaction that has several possible outcomes. The result is that students gain the “real-life” experience, commonly encountered by most research chemists, of characterizing and identifying an unknown organic substance.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations;  laboratory; experiment; spectroscopy; Diels-Alder reaction; ene reaction; cycloaddition; methyltriazolinedione

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Instructor notes and Student handout (22 KB) 10.1007/s00897990316b

Issue date: August 2, 1999

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