Chem 51LD Labs
Review fundamental laboratory separation and identification techniques (extraction, TLC, recrystallization) and introduce column chromatography. Compare separation success across different techniques using same mixture.
Preparation of racemic ester from ketone. Kinetic resolution using enzyme on solid support. Column chromatography. Polarimetry and enantiomeric excess. Aggregate data pooled across all lab sections and used in report.
Isolation of active ingredients from supplement pills by extraction. Preparation of solution by dilution. Visible spectroscopy of standards and experimental solutions. Team research design and implementation.
Summer session classes meet in lab two times per week. Please see calendar for exact dates. Calendar is typically updated during Spring quarter.