The Discovery-Oriented Approach to Organic Chemistry. 2. Selectivity in Alcohol Oxidation. An Exercise in 1H NMR Spectroscopy for Sophomore Organic LaboratoriesJournal of Chemical Education (1999)
We have developed a simple oxidation experiment that presents the student with a puzzle and is a good exercise in 1H NMR spectroscopy. The experiment, which illustrates the important concept of selectivity in organic synthesis, involves selective oxidation of a mixture of 1-heptanol and 2-heptanol using commercial swimming pool chlorine. 1H NMR analysis of the product mixture allows the student to determine the selectivity exhibited by the reagent.
- Second-year undergraduate,
- organic chemistry,
- problem solving,
- decision making,
- NMR spectroscopy.
Publication DateAugust, 1999
Citation InformationRam S. Mohan and Steven R. Shadwick. "The Discovery-Oriented Approach to Organic Chemistry. 2. Selectivity in Alcohol Oxidation. An Exercise in 1H NMR Spectroscopy for Sophomore Organic Laboratories" Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 76 Iss. 8 (1999)
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