This is a game to practice predicting spectra from the structure of a compound (IR, MS, 1H and 13C NMR). Students build structures on the board with the random bond and atom pieces they draw. They then draw a card that tells them which spectroscopy they need to predict. Correct predictions earn points.Please contact Anja Mueller (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any copyright questions.
A collection of handouts (problem-solving strategies, tables, etc.) and resources for IR and NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry.
The green oxidation of borneol and menthol using Oxone has been incorporated in a senior level chemical synthesis laboratory for the past two years. While the oxidation of borneol proceeds to completion in one hour, 1 the oxidation of menthol is incomplete under the same conditions. Analysis of the menthol-menthone mixture is facilitated by use of selective TOCSY NMR.2
1. Lang, P.T.; Harned, A. M.; Wissinger, J. E. J. Chem. Educ. 2011, 88, 652-656.
2. Zhang, L., Fang, J., Hogan, A., Fasella, E., Tettamanzi, M. C. Poster presented at: 252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 21-25, 2016; Poster CHED-199.