CGCB 607 Laboratory Techniques in Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

Course Description

The course reviews different laboratory techniques essential for further advanced research in natural products chemistry and organic synthesis. In addition, chromatographic separation with an emphasis on high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) will be discussed, and hands-on experiences are encouraged. For organic synthesis, special emphasis will be placed on available techniques in handling hazardous and sensitive chemicals, as well as in setting up air-sensitive experiments. For natural products chemistry, techniques involving isolation and structure elucidation will be discussed prior to laboratory experiences.