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Abstract Volume 11 Issue 6 (2006) pp 378-379

Use of 13C NMR in a Dehydration Experiment for Organic Chemistry

Norma K. Dunlap*, Wosenu Mergo, James M. Jones, and Leah Martin

Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Chemistry, Murfreesboro, TN 37132,
Received July 14, 2005. Accepted October 26, 2006.

Published online: 7 November 2006

Abstract. An experiment for the undergraduate organic laboratory has been developed that incorporates NMR spectroscopy early in the academic year. A series of cycloalkanols are given to the students as unknowns. These are dehydrated to the corresponding alkenes, and the unknowns are then identified by 13C NMR and boiling point.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; organic chemistry, dehydration, NMR, alkenes, CMR

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Issue date: December 1, 2006

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