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Organic Structure Elucidation

PHA 6935 Organic Structure Elucidation

Credits: 3
Tuition: $1,725


Description

This course introduces the use of spectroscopic methods and tools (IR, NMR, MS, UV) for the accurate determination of molecular structure. This skill is essential for chemists in many areas, such as medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, natural products chemistry, forensic chemistry, and many other sub-specialties of analytical chemistry. This course will prepare students with an up-to-date presentation of the tools used for the advanced analysis and structure elucidation of organic molecules. Additionally, this course will address the structural aspects of the organic solid-state, and the tools that are used for the characterization of solid organic materials. The student will not emerge from this course as an expert in structure elucidation, but should have the basic tools to begin to understand what level of detail is necessary in their structure elucidation projects, the skills to begin to answer those questions independently, and an idea of the resources available to them if they encounter difficulty.

Prerequisites

Please review our recommended course order.

Topics

Module Topic
Module 1 Introduction to structure elucidation
Module 2 Separation techniques and isolation of compounds
Module 3 Ultraviolet and Infrared Spectrophotometry
Module 4 Introduction to Mass spectrometry
Module 5 Advanced topics and tools in Mass spectrometry
Module 6 Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy
Module 7 Two-dimensional homo- and heteronuclear NMR
Module 8 Advanced topics and tools in NMR spectroscopy
Module 9 Organic solid state analysis techniques
Module 10 Practical applications of structure elucidation techniques

Required Materials

No required materials

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