While analytical technologies that support synthetic organic chemistry in the laboratory have changed dramatically, chemical synthesis itself has remained largely unchanged for over fifty years. During that time, the round bottom flask has been the workhorse for organic chemists in the synthesis lab. Continue reading
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Metal Catalyzed Transformations have been a key topic in academic research for a number of years, both for their scientific interest, as well as the large number of reactions that have become important to industry. Continue reading
As 2010 comes to a close, I am taking one more opportunity to review the role that real-time in situ FTIR has played in advancing chemical research in academia on November 17. This online seminar is the sixth installment in the series: Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry Research in Academia Through the Use of Real-time In Situ FTIR. In preparing for this webinar, I have come realize how pervasive the use of in situ mid-IR is across a wide range of chemistry disciplines. For convenience sake, I focused only on the American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals research articles.
Traditionally, organic chemistry students have been instructed to analyze reactions using standard offline analytical methods, such as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy, and Gas Chromatography (GC).
Traditional offline methods to analyze reaction chemistry, such as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy, and Gas Chromatography (GC), share a common problem: when a sample is removed for analysis, it may be altered or compromised resulting in significant analytical errors. The solution for this is Continue reading