Accession Number : ADA331955

Title :   Educational Program Improvement in Chemistry Through the Acquisition of GC/MS And FT-NMR Instruments

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.

Corporate Author : MORRIS BROWN COLL ATLANTA GA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Gloria L.

PDF Url : ADA331955

Report Date : NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : During 1995 the Chemistry Department at Morris Brown College was awarded a grant by the Office of Naval Research (grant number: N00014-95-1-1261), Department of Defense. The purpose of this grant was to enable the department to acquire instrumentation necessary for incorporating the theory and practice of Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR, 1H, 13C, 19F) into laboratory courses. Specifically, the educational objectives of the project were: (1) To improve students knowledge of the elementary theory of GC/MS and NMR; (2) To increase students knowledge/skills in the interpretation of GC/MS and NMR spectra; (3) To help students learn the capability of GC/MS and NMR as analytical tools; and (4) To help students learn hands-on operational techniques of GC/MS and NMR instruments. To achieve these objectives, we requested a grant from ONR to acquire the necessary GC/MS and FT-NMR instruments. These instruments would enable us to conduct experiments involving the determination of molecular weights and formulas of compounds; the analysis of fragmentation patterns to assist in structure determination; organic qualitative analysis; monitoring product formation during organic reactions; and characterization of potential biologically active compounds. Students would be able to use GC/MS and FT-NMR data to assist in structural determination during the completion of their undergraduate research projects. Faculty would be able to use these instruments in their research, thereby, increasing research productivity.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, *CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, *GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, *MASS SPECTROMETRY, MOLECULAR WEIGHT, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE