CHEM 236

Organic Spectroscopic Methods

2D NMR contour plot of a dehydroannulene

2D NMR contour plot of a dehydroannulene

Course Syllabus:

Course Structure:

  • Introduction
  • IR and Raman Spectroscopy
  • History of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • NMR – The Chemical Shift
  • NMR – Spin-Spin Coupling
  • NMR – First Order Coupling
  • NMR – Second Order Coupling
  • NMR – Heteroatom Couplings
  • NMR – Multiple Pulse Experiments
  • NMR – 2-Dimensional Experiments (COSY, NOESY, HSQC, HMBC, ADQUATE, INADEQUATE experiments)
  • NMR – Spin Gymnastics (Inversion Recovery, Spin-Lock, Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (CPMG) Experiments)
  • NMR – Spin Gymnastics on Steroids (1D and 2D TOCSY, 2D HSQC-TOCSY, and 3D experiments, Attached Proton Test, DEPT)
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • X-ray Crystal Structure Analysis (taught by Dr. Duilio Cascio)

Teaching Assistant:

  • Vince Hipwell
    • Problem Practice Sessions:  TBA

Problems Set Assignments:

  • Each week, TBA

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