The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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Copies of all 13C NMR spectra used in this experiment are available in a Zip file (166 KB).
Issue date: December