*Undergraduate Laboratory Experiments

First Year Laboratory Experiments

Experiment 1 - Preparation and properties of tin compounds
Experiment 2 - Preparation and spectroscopic analysis of copper-glycinate
Experiment 3 - Purification of trans-stilbene
Experiment 4 - Reaction of benzylamine with benzoyl chloride
Experiment 5 - Acid/base equilibria
Experiment 6 - Thermochemistry
Experiment 7 - Preparation of transition metal acetylacetonate complexes
Experiment 8 - Analysis of water hardness by complexometric titration
Experiment 9 - Reduction of benzophenone to diphenylmethanol
Experiment 10 - Separation and extraction
Experiment 11 - Kinetics 1: diazonium salt decomposition
Experiment 12 - IR spectroscopy 1: carbonyl stretch
Experiment 13 - Preparation of some four-coordinate nickel complexes
Experiment 14 - Resolution of racemic mixture of transition metal complexes
Experiment 15 - Esterification and distillation-preparation of isoamyl acetate
Experiment 16 - Preparation of dibenzalacetone
Experiment 17 - Enthalpy of combustion
Experiment 18 - Investigation of the equilibrium between NO2 and N2O4
Experiment 19 - Magnetochemistry
Experiment 20 - The chemistry of some compounds of boron
Experiment 21 - Dehydration of tert-amyl alcohol
Experiment 22 - IR spectroscopy 2: vibration-rotation spectrum of germane
Experiment 23 - Kinetics 2: hydrolysis of ethyl formate
Experiment 24 - Enthalpy of vaporisation from flow calorimeter measurements
Experiment 25 - Enthalpy of vaporisation from vapour pressure measurements

Skills Laboratory Course

Experiment 1 - The preparation of triphenylmethanol
Experiment 2 - Using carrots as catalysts
Experiment 3 - Hydrocarbons in plant waxes
Experiment 4 - Synthesis of chromium(II) acetate
Experiment 5 - Structure, reactivity and spectroscopy using computational methods
Experiment 6 - The electrochemical cell

Second Year Laboratory Experiments

Experiment 1 - The benzoin reaction - preparation of benzoin
Experiment 2 - The preparation of fenbufen
Experiment 3 - The Wittig reaction
Experiment 4 - Cycloaddition reactions and their mechanisms
Experiment 5 - The Robinson annulation
Experiment 6 - Synthesis of 4,6-diphenyl[2,2']bipyridine
Experiment 7 - The preparation and use of a Wilkinson's catalyst
Experiment 8 - Chromatography in action
Experiment 9 - An electrochemical glucose sensor
Experiment 10 - IR spectroscopy of cigarette smoke
Experiment 11 - Absorption and fluorescence of dye molecules
Experiment 12 - Determination of mean aggregation number of a micellar system
Experiment 13 - Kinetics of ionic reactions
Experiment 14 - Polymer-surfactant interactions
Experiment 15 - The solution properties of polyelectrolytes
Experiment 16 - Absorption spectroscopy and the uptake of acetic acid at the gas-liquid surface
Experiment 17 - The Ni catalysed isomerisation of 1-heptene
Experiment 18 - Silicone polymers
Experiment 19 - Monomeric and polymeric transition metal oxides
Experiment 20 - Metal carbonyl complexes
Experiment 21 - The application of liquefied gases as non-aqueous media
Experiment 22 - Analysis of caffeine in soft drinks
Experiment 23 - Ferrocene: synthesis and reactivity
Experiment 24 - Preparation of a luminescent Cu(I) complex
Experiment 25 - Modelling Real Reactions: Intramolecular Lactonisation
Experiment 26 - Databases and Datamining

 

Third Year Laboratory Experiments

Experiment 1 - The identification of unknown organoruthenium cluster compounds
Experiment 2 - Stereocontrol in synthesis
Experiment 3 - Homogeneous hydrogenation catalysis with phosphine complexes of rhodium
Experiment 4 - Investigating the chemistry of methyl manganese pentacarbonyl
Experiment 5 - Olefin polymerisation catalysts synthesis and screening
Experiment 6 - Organometallic molybdenum complexes
Experiment 7 - Sharpless asymmetric epoxidation
Experiment 8 - Nickel-catalysed coupling
Experiment 9 - Alkene metathesis
Experiment 10 - Luminescence properties of complexes of ruthenium and terbium
Experiment 11 - Measurement and comparison of the pKa of substituted phenols
Experiment 12 - Structure elucidation of a commercial pharmaceutical
Experiment 13 - Peptide synthesis
Experiment 14 - The determination and quantitation of a-dicarbonyl compounds in wine
Experiment 15 - The Knorr synthesis of pyrroles
Experiment 16 - The chemistry of enamines: C-acylation of ketones
Experiment 17 - Some reactions of D-fructose
Experiment 18 - Computational Chemistry 1: Simulating solids, liquids and phase changes
Experiment 19 - Computational Chemistry 2: Investigating enzyme catalysis
Experiment 20 - Infrared spectroscopy and ab initio calculations of molecular vibrations, structure and heat capacity
Experiment 21 - Electronic spectroscopy of transient species
Experiment 22 - Dynamic light scattering of adsorbed polymer layers
Experiment 23 - Measuring molecular dynamics by NMR
Experiment 24 - Environmental chemistry
Experiment 25 - Interrogating the kinetics of electrochemical reactions employing cyclic voltammetry and impedance spectroscopy
Experiment 26 - Colloidal aggregation kinetics
Experiment 27 - Polarising Microscopy
Experiment 28 - Optical Trapping

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