A small-scale approach to organic laboratory techniques

Small Scale Synthesis: A Laboratory Textbook of Organic Chemistry co-authored with M

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Featuring new experiments, a new essay, and new coverage of nanotechnology, this organic chemistry laboratory textbook offers a comprehensive treatment of laboratory techniques including small scale and some microscale methods that use standard-scale (“macroscale”) glassware and equipment. The book is organized based on essays and topics of current interest and covers a large number of traditional organic reactions and syntheses, as well as experiments with a biological or health science focus. Seven introductory technique-based experiments, thirteen project-based experiments, and sections on green chemistry and biofuels spark students’ interest and engage them in the learning process. Instructors may choose to offer Cengage Learning’s optional Premium Website, which contains videos on basic organic laboratory techniques.

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Small Scale Approach to Organic Laboratory ..

As one example, many students working under my supervision have developed novel microscale and semi-microscale organic laboratory experiments. Recent years have seen movement away from traditional macroscale synthetic procedures within the undergraduate organic laboratory. Smaller scale experiments are more cost effective and afford benefits such as minimized waste disposal and reduced reaction times. Although exposing students to essential laboratory techniques and illustrating fundamental reactivity, some current experiments fail to spark an interest in organic chemistry. One aim is to construct small-scale synthetic procedures where the isolated product has an everyday relevance. New experiments designed should have the following features:

Description :Featuring new experiments, a new essay, and new coverage of nanotechnology, this organic chemistry laboratory textbook offers a comprehensive treatment of laboratory techniques including small-scale a...