The lab meets in room 236 Chemistry





CEM415 will meet on Mon/Tue January 30/31 for UV Training

Meet your TA in front of room 236 to walk to the basement (room 33)

Be on time!!!


Experiment 2 will be completed on Mon/Tue January 30/31.

Experiment 3 will begin (1st Lab Period) on Wed/Thu February 1/2.


Make sure you have your prelabs ready for every lab period!







Class Material



  • Syllabus

  • Expectations for Lab Reports

  • Basic 1H NMR Rules

  • 1H NMR Problems

  • 1H NMR Problems, KEY


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    Professor Mitch Smith, Rm 406, 517-353-1071

    Dr. Chrysoula Vasileiou, Rm 538B, 517-353-0506


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    Sara Adelman

    Ryan Fornwald

    Po Jen (James) Hsiao

    Yu Ling Lien


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    Class Description

    CEM415 is a capstone course that focuses on advanced synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry. During this class you are expected to work by yourselves to complete the synthesis of a variety or organic and inorganic compounds. In addition, all products and their synthetic intermediates must be fully characterized using advanced spectroscopic methods that include NMR, electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy and FT-IR.

    Student credit hours for the course are allocated entirely to laboratory time.

    3 Sections of this course will be taught this semester:

    Section 1 : Tu, Th 8:00–11:50 a.m.

    Section 2: M, W 12:40–4:30 p.m.

    Section 3: Tu, Th 12:40–4:30 p.m.

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  • Experiment 1: Silicon Polymers
  • Experiment 2: Nanochemistry
  • Experiment 3: Grubbs Metathesis
  • Experiment 4: cis-Platin
  • Experiment 5: Cobaloximes
  • Experiment 6: Methyl Migration
  • Experiment 7: C-H Activation
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    Honors Option Information

    If you are interested in getting Honors Option Credit for this class, you should contact the intsructors as soon as possible.

    To receive Honors credit for this class you will have complete an extra 8th Module, at the end of the semester when teh scheduled lab modules have been completed.

    If you are interested in reviewing the actual experiment for Module 8, follow the link below.



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