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CHEM 3341: Laboratory for Organic Chemistry II

This lab course is for biochemistry and non-chemistry majors. Chem 3341 is a continuation of Chem 3321, Organic Chemistry I Lab. The laboratory techniques learned in 3321 are used to carry out reactions in aromatic substitution, organometallic chemistry, oxidation and reduction chemistry, esterifications, aldol condensations, and Wittig chemistry. A significant portion of the semester is devoted to separating and determining the structure of unknown organic compounds, as well as verifying the identification of compounds synthesized in lab.

The course syllabus and TA office hours and emails are available on this website. Course documents will be posted on Canvas.

List of Sections

LabDayTimeLocationTA
201Tue10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B65Austin Bargmann
211Tue1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B65Claire Boronski
212Tue1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B35James Greenwood
221Wed10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B65Brianna Check
231Wed1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B65Timothy Davis
251Thu10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B65Austin Bargmann
261Thu1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B65Austin Bargmann
262Thu1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B35James Greenwood
281Fri10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B65Claire Boronski
291Fri1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B65Claire Boronski
292Fri1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B35Hongxuan Chen

Experiment Schedule

Dates#Experiment
Tue Aug 23 - Fri Aug 26 Syllabus & NMR review (remote)
Tue Aug 30 - Fri Sep 214Check-In & Epoxidation of Cholesterol
Tue Sep 6 - Fri Sep 915Diels-Alder Reaction
Tue Sep 13 - Fri Sep 1616Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
Tue Sep 20 - Fri Sep 2317Microscale Column Chromatography
Tue Sep 27 - Fri Sep 3018Identification of Unknowns day 1
Tue Oct 4 - Fri Oct 718Identification of Unknowns day 2
Tue Oct 11 - Fri Oct 1419Reduction of Ketones
Tue Oct 18 - Fri Oct 2120Wittig Reaction
Tue Oct 25 - Fri Oct 2821Grignard Dyes (ID of Unknowns paper due)
Tue Nov 1 - Fri Nov 422Liquid Crystals
Tue Nov 8 - Fri Nov 1123Fischer Esterification
Tue Nov 15 - Fri Nov 1824Aldol Condensation
Tue Nov 22 - Fri Nov 25 No labs
Tue Nov 29 - Fri Dec 2 Final Quiz & Check-Out
Tue Dec 6 - Fri Dec 9 No labs