The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 8
Issue 6 (2003) pp 352-352
A Streamlined Combinatorial Esterification
Christine R. Whitlock* and Patricia A. Bishop
Department of Chemistry, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro,
GA, 30460, firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 25 October 2003
Abstract. An experiment demonstrating combinatorial chemistry is described. Individual students prepare nine esters from three carboxylic acids and three alcohols. These esters are then “screened” by their fragrances.
Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; organic chemistry; combinatorial synthesis; Fischer esterification
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: email@example.com)
Notes to the instructor and a student handout with the detailed procedure are available in both Microsoft word and PDF formats for download in a Zip file (114 KB) 10.1333/s0089703735.
Issue date: December