X-ray Crystallography Analysis of Complexes Synthesized with Tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine: A Laboratory Experiment for Undergraduate Students Integrating Interdisciplinary Concepts and Techniques

Isabel J. Bazley, Ellen A. Erie, Garrett M. Feiereisel, Christopher J. Lewarne, Jack M. Peterson, Katherine L. Sandquist, Kayode Oshin, Matthias Zeller

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Abstract

An integrated laboratory experiment applying concepts and techniques from organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and instrumental analysis is presented for use in the undergraduate curriculum. This experiment highlights the synthesis, characterization, and use of tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine (TPMA) to make complexes with different metal salts. It incorporates laboratory practices such as literature searches, multistep synthesis, reaction mechanisms, NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)876-881
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 8 2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education

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