The paper, Combination of X-ray Diffraction and Specific Rotation to Unequivocally Characterize Carvone Semicarbazone, was published on April 23, 2020.
A paper authored by Dr. John Dolhun and Dr. Peter Mueller was published in the Journal of Chemical Education on April 23, 2020.
Combination of X-ray Diffraction and Specific Rotation to Unequivocally Characterize Carvone Semicarbazone Derivatives
John J. Dolhun and Peter Mueller
J. Chem. Educ. 2020
Abstract: Single-crystal X-ray structures, melting points, and students’ specific rotation results on carvone semicarbazone derivatives are presented with experimental details. Critical parameters are identified to ensure the success of the experiment. Procedures developed here were tested in a laboratory course, consisting of approximately 70 students over three semesters. This experiment teaches undergraduate students important new instrumental methodology for characterizing a sample, allowing students to gain skills from hands-on experience using modern analytical instrumentation, and analyzing data to achieve a conclusion.