The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 20
(2015) pp 256-259
An Experience with P3HT Modified CNT Working Electrode to Detect Lead by Square Wave Anodic Stripping Voltammetry
Corrie Spradlin†, Mary Sullivan†, Dolores Dodson†, Lei Zhai‡, and Suzanne Lunsford*,†
†Wright State University, Department of Chemistry, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, Ohio 45435, firstname.lastname@example.org;‡ University of Central Florida, Nanoscience Technology Center, 12424 Research Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32826
Published: 25 September 2015
Abstract. We present a laboratory experiment that covers the concepts of synthesis, NMR, and hydrogen bonding for a second-semester organic chemistry class for life-science majors. Two imines are synthesized from the addition of para-toluidine to either ortho- or para-vanillin through a solvent-less reaction. Students use their acquired 1H NMR spectra of each imine to determine which imine possesses an intramolecular hydrogen bond. This experiment helps provide a clear connection between organic chemistry and biological sciences.
Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; organic chemistry; carbon nanotubes dispersion; polymer (poly-3-hexylthiophene); environment; sensor development and electrochemistry (square wave anodic stripping voltammetry).
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