The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 17
(2012) pp 133-136
SpinWorks Software as an Organic Undergraduate NMR Processing Tool
Jordan D. Goodreid and Andrew P. Dicks*
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80
George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3H6, email@example.com
Published: 29 June 2012
Abstract. The integration of NMR processing freeware into a synthetic organic course of 25–45 undergraduates is presented. SpinWorks software is readily available for internet download and provides students with a mechanism to analyze the free induction decay signal obtained from a research NMR spectrometer. An experiment is described where students use SpinWorks to identify and quantify the major components within a reaction mixture, as part of a multi-step synthesis. Their product purity calculations are critical as a feature of the preparation of a sunscreen analog.
Key Words: Computers in Chemistry; organic chemistry; NMR spectroscopy; NMR Processing Software; quantitative NMR
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Supporting Materials:A custom-written SpinWorks student user manual, a procedure for synthesis of p-anisaldehyde and NMR quantification in reaction mixtures, and sample student NMR spectra processed using SpinWorks can be found in the Supporting Information accompanying this article (2.93 KB).