Organic molecules are designed for a variety of applications in biological system. This project offers an opportunity for experienced students to work in a research laboratory to synthesize designed organic molecules, which may be used in the on-going research projects associated with total synthesis of bioactive natural products.
Students are required to perform organic reactions in research laboratory together with a senior member. The work includes setting up and work up reactions, purification of reaction products by flash column chromatography, and characterization of the product structures by IR and NMR spectroscopic methods. At least one short report on the reaction results should be prepared.
1. To learn to purify organic molecules by flash column chromatography;
2. To learn to perform organic reactions including setting up and work up;
3. To learn to characterize reaction products by spectroscopic methods;
4. To learn to analyze and present reaction results in short reports.