Chemistry 415
Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory
The Chemistry of Natural Products

Paul Shipley
Science Room #213
Local 79576
Scott Richardson
Science Room #221B
Local 7567

Location Science Room #231
Prerequisites Two of Chem 314, 315, 316, and 317
Required supplies
  1. The Chemistry of Natural Products, Neeland, E. (1997)
  2. Lab book as described in the above manual
  3. The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual, Zubrik, J.W. 4th Ed., (1997)
  4. Lab Coat and Safety Goggles - both obtainable from the bookstore
Schedule (tentative)
Sept. 10 Limonene in Citrus Fruits part A
Sept. 17 Limonene in Citrus Fruits parts B and C
Oct. 15 (-)-Carvone part A
Oct. 22 (-)-Carvone parts B and C
Nov. 19 Enzymes from Orange Peel
Dec. 3 Lab. Exam
Lab report #1 20%
Lab report #2 20%
Lab report #3 20%
Pre-lab requirements 20%
Lab examination 20%

Formal lab reports are due by the time I go home one week from the end of the last part of the lab.
  1. Read carefully all of the introductory material in the lab manual before the first lab section. Dr. Neeland didn't write all of that material because he loves to type.
  2. Arrive to the lab on time, with all of the pre-lab preparations complete. Many of these labs will take all of the allotted time, and often announcements are made at the beginning of class that are important not to miss.
  3. Read the description of the formal lab report carefully. As fourth year students you will be expected to produce high quality reports where you have taken the time to do the background library research, and present your work in a clear, professional manner. I'm looking forward to reading them.
  4. Have fun! This is a really neat set of experiments where you will get the opportunity to do natural products chemistry much as it is done in research labs around the world.

Last modified: Fri Aug 03 07:31:49 Pacific Daylight Time 2001