An advanced study of spectroscopic and synthetic methods with an emphasis on biologically relevant molecules. This course has an intensive laboratory component that helps prepare students for post-graduate studies or direct employment in the scientific community. Advanced techniques include multi-dimensional NMR, rotary evaporation, chromatography, solid phase synthesis, reactions requiring inert atmospheres and multi-step synthesis. Special emphasis will be placed on developing laboratory procedures from the primary literature.
This course satisfies: NS-2, Upper-Level and “S” Course Spring Requirement