Projects and collaborations
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This page is where project-based work, will be organised. If you would like to contribute in this area please sign below, and indicate your proposed contribution. If your proposal is for an investigative learning module or a collaboration, please sign up specifically in that section.
This site offers the chance for you to collaborate with other schools or universities on a project, and share the data. Did your group in England obtain similar results to a group in Australia? Or how does the water analyzed by a group in Los Angeles compare with the water tested by your students in Hyderabad? Often by sharing data we can learn about the big picture, or we can carry out experiments that complement the experiments of other groups. See this example, or this.
If you are interested in participating in a collaborative project, please sign below and indicate your area of interest and the level of your students. If you have a project in mind, please mention that, add add your project to the list of proposed or active projects below.
If you're a teacher interested in collaborating, please sign below, and indicate your students' level and (if known) your project of interest.
- Walkerma 14:00, 5 July 2011 (BST) Recrystallisation - US college sophomores, basic organic chemistry level.
- Walkerma 03:23, 7 March 2012 (GMT) Distillation - now completed.
- Walkerma 03:23, 7 March 2012 (GMT) Anisyl alcohol - now completed.
- Walkerma 03:58, 21 January 2013 (GMT) Coumarin - currently active
- Recrystallisation project: Students test different solvents or solvent mixtures for recrystallising specific substances such as meta-anisic acid.
- Distillation of mixtures project: Students perform either simple or fractional distillation on liquid mixtures, and look at purity of first drops (by GC), and plot temperature vs volume distilled.
- Project to develop a synthetic method for p-anisyl alcohol: A group of students searches the literature for methods to produce p-anisyl alcohol from p-anisaldehyde, chooses a good method, then tests/optimises the method in the laboratory.
- Synthesis of coumarin project: A group of students searches the literature for methods to produce coumarin, chooses a good method, then tests/optimises the method in the laboratory.
- Study of a literature natural product synthesis: Students analyse a total synthesis paper (or series of papers) and discuss the key steps used.