Butanol, C 4 H 9 OH, is a high value C4 alcohol collectively represented by four isomeric structures: 1-butanol, 2-butanol, isobutanol and tert-butanol. Isomers are compounds that have the same molecular formula but which the connectivity of the atoms differ.
The purpose of this experiment is to gain an understanding of the utility of NMR in structure characterization by assigning the spectra of regioisomers of butanol (C4H9OH). Solutions of the isomers of butanol, 1-butanol, 2-butanol, isobutanol and tert-butanol will be prepared in protonated solvents...
Chemistry students Kelsey Holbert and Marie Nider from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee will be giving presentations at this year's Pittcon, demonstrating online reaction monitoring with our Thermo Scientific™ picoSpin™ spectrometers.
Back in March 2011, I was in NYC for the 2011 Edison Awards. The morning after the award ceremony, I was scheduled to announce the winner a of 3-month long campaign giveaway for a Thermo Scientific picoSpin 45 NMR spectrometer.