Thursday, January 31, 2008

NMR spectra online

NMR spectra for CHEM 333 will be acquired by Maria or Brooke each week. These spectra are later processed with iNMR and saved as a pdf file, which will be posted on this website. Each student is responsible for downloading and printing their own spectra each week. If you would like your spectra reprocessed, expanded, etc., send me an email and I'll get right on it. Free versions of iNMR are available (MAC only). If you'd like to upload your own data from the server and process it yourself with iNMR, stop by my office and I'll show you how.

All of your 1H-NMR spectra for benzocaine looked excellent. Great job on your Fischer esterification. We'll discuss the interpretation of 1H-NMR in class on Friday. See you then.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Andy Freeman has asked that I let all students know that Friday, February 1 will be the last day that the stockroom will lone out goggles. Reminder: Students without goggles will not be allowed to participate in any laboratory activity.

Lab One Transparency Corrections

Wow! It's hard to believe we're almost through week 3 already. CHEM 233 students: Be aware that there were a couple mistakes on the prelab lecture transparencies for Lab One. These errors have been corrected in the pdf version, which you can download here.

As most of you have found out, lab one is technically challenging. Your successful completion of the lab
on time depends to a large degree on your advance preparation. I strongly encourage you to carefully read the textbook material assigned in the lab manual--especially those sections dealing with new techniques such as boiling point, melting point and IR--before coming to lab. Your familiarity with these topics can potentially reduce your in-lab time significantly.