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The Discovery-Oriented Approach to Organic Chemistry. 5. Stereochemistry of E2 Elimination: Elimination of cis- and trans-2-Methylcyclohexyl Tosylate
Journal of Chemical Education (2001)
  • Ram S. Mohan, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Marcus E. Cabay
  • Brad J. Ettlie
  • Adam J. Tuite
  • Kurt A. Welday
Abstract

The E2 elimination is one of the most important reactions in organic chemistry and is discussed in considerable detail in a sophomore organic course. We have developed a discovery-oriented lab that illustrates the stereochemistry of the E2 elimination reaction and is a good exercise in 1H NMR spectroscopy. The added element of discovery insures that student interest and enthusiasm are retained.

Keywords
  • Second-year undergraduate,
  • organic chemistry,
  • inquiry-based discovery learning,
  • IR spectroscopy.
Disciplines
Publication Date
January, 2001
Citation Information
Ram S. Mohan, Marcus E. Cabay, Brad J. Ettlie, Adam J. Tuite, et al.. "The Discovery-Oriented Approach to Organic Chemistry. 5. Stereochemistry of E2 Elimination: Elimination of cis- and trans-2-Methylcyclohexyl Tosylate" Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 78 Iss. 1 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ram_mohan/16/