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Interpretation of Organic Spectra

The following are lecture notes used for an graduate/advanced undergraduate course on the use of spectroscopic techniques for determination of structure. The course is focused on identifying the structure of organic compounds.

Fall 2015 Items

• Syllabus (Chem 5326) (Chem 4010)

Tentative Schedule

Group Project

• Group Assignments

Problem Set 1 (key)

Problem Set 2 (key)

Problem Set 3 (key)

Problem Set 4 (key)

• Problem Set 5 (key)

• Problem Set 6 (key)

• Problem Set 7 (key)

Lecture Notes

• Introduction (color) (printer friendly)

• Mass Spectrometry (color) (printer friendly)

• MS Fragmentations (color) (printer friendly)

• Infrared Spectroscopy (color) (printer friendly)

• General NMR (color) (printer friendly)

• 2D NMR (color) (printer friendly)

• Stereochemistry (color) (printer friendly)

Sample class projects

Example 1

• Example 2

• Example 3

 Spectral Problem Solving Sites

• University of Calgary

• UCLA

• Yale

iNMR Software

ChemCalc Website


Advanced Organic Chemistry

The following are lecture notes used for an older graduate course that was focused on synthetically useful metal-catalyzed and metal-promoted reactions, and other stereoselective reactions.

• Selectivity models

• Allylation reactions

• Hydroboration

• Introduction to metals

• Electron counting

• Organometallic mechanisms

• Organocopper chemistry

• Cross coupling reactions

• Insertion processes

• Allyl metals

• Homogeneous hydrogenation

• Hydrofunctionalization

• Fischer carbenes

• Carbenoids

• Metal π-complexes

• Metal carbonyls

• Metal-catalyzed conjugate addition