CHM 424 Organic Analysis

Textbook: “Advanced Organic Spectroscopy Tools for Beginning Spectroscopists” by Phil Beauchamp (Amazon.com and Solutions)

Handouts (Syllabus, CHM 424L lab homepage), CHM 318L/319L Spectroscopy homepage



  • 1st Day Handout: Classical Methods of Analysis

  • IR Spectroscopy: IR Correlation Chart and Problem-Solving Approach | worksheet and answer key

  • Mass Spectrometry: lecture handout | answer key


    Suggested textbook problems "Advanced Organic Spectroscopy Tools..." (Beauchamp, 2015/2017, Solutions)

  • Chapter 1 (DU): problems 3, 4 (p 22)
  • Chapter 2 (IR): all problems, 1-4 (pp 58-69)
  • Chapter 3 (MS): problems 5 (work on formulas a, b, e, and f only, p 82), 7 (logical peaks only, p 114), 8 (p 117)

    NMR (listed in order of lecture coverage):

  • Ch. 4, problem 1 (# signals, p 146)
  • Ch. 6, problems 2-4 (calculating sp2 C-13 shifts, pp 242-243)
  • Ch. 6, problems 5-13 (C-13 DEPT, pp 254-265)
  • Ch. 4, problems 2-4 (calculating H NMR chemical shifts, splitting patterns, J values, pp 149, 153, 178)
  • Ch. 4, problem 5 (#1-188! using H NMR with molecular formula to predict structure, pp 183-202)
  • Ch. 5, problem 6 (using COSY NMR to predict structure, pp 222-232)

  • Resources

    ChemSpider - very cool database of chemicals (search by name, structure, CAS registry number, etc.) developed by the Royal Society of Chemistry

    SpectraSchool - interactive tutorials and problems on spectroscopy

    1H NMR tutorials and practice: ChemCalc Mass Spec calculator (determines possible formulas, given a molecular or fragment mass)
    "ChemCalc: a building block for tomorrow’s chemical infrastructure." Patiny, Luc; Borel, Alain
    Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 201. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci300563h

     

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