Project 4

Click here to download a copy of the Lab Notebook Template for Project 4A.

Click here to download a copy of the Lab Notebook Template for Project 4B.

Click here to download a copy of the Project 4 Summary & Reflections.

Project Overview

Laboratory work for Project 4 will be completed in pairs. Each assignment (e.g., quizzes, notebooks, etc.) must be completed individually.

In Project 4, your task is to complete a 2-step synthesis of a pyrrole using many of the skills you have learned this semester. Project 4 will be accomplished over 3 lab weeks. The first step of the reaction sequence will be completed in week one (Project 4A). During the second week, you will learn new 2D NMR techniques to help you confirm the structure of your Step 1 product. The second reaction will be completed during the final week of lab, and you will again employ 2D NMR to confirm the structure of the reaction product.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this project, you should know how to:

• Plan and complete a 2-step chemical reaction based on a general procedure

• Characterize reaction products by IR, NMR, and GC-MS.

• Employ additional 2D NMR techniques for product characterization.

Project 4 Score Distribution

Project 4A Prelab Quiz     5%

Project 4B Prelab Quiz    5%

Workshop: Advanced NMR II     5%

Proficiency Quiz: Advanced NMR II     10%

Lab Notebook 4A     30%

Lab Notebook 4B     30%

Project 4 Summary & Reflections     15%