Title

Regioselective Hydration of an Alkene and Analysis of the Alcohol Product by Remote Access NMR: A Classroom Demonstration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

A two-part demonstration was conducted in our first-semester organic chemistry course designed to introduce students to the formation of alcohols, regioselective reactions, and analysis of organic products by NMR analysis. This demonstration utilized the oxymercuration-demercuration sequence to prepare an alcohol from an alkene in a Markovnikov manner because the reaction is easy to execute and has a dramatic, observable color change during the transformation. The alcohol product produced was then utilized in a classroom demonstration of NMR using a remote accessible NMR spectrometer.

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION

Volume

90

Issue

1

First Page

99

Last Page

101