Accession Number : AD1001096

Title :   Purchase of Microwave Reactors for Implementation of Small-scale Microwave-accelerated Organic Chemistry Laboratory Program in Undergraduate Curriculum and Synthetic Chemistry Research at HU

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,17 Feb 2014,17 Feb 2015

Corporate Author : Hampton University Hampton United States

Personal Author(s) : Bump,Charles ; Ghebreyessus,Kesete ; Ndip,Edmund M ; Nwokogu,Godson C ; Waddell,Michelle K

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Report Date : 16 May 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The selection and purchase of microwave systems from two vendors and supporting equipment from other vendors have been completed. In order to house all the microwave reactor systems in one room to be designated as a microwave laboratory facility, an old laboratory space is being remodeled to suit the new purpose. The remodeling will be completed soon and the microwave systems will be installed and functional by the fall of 2015. During the project year, microwave assisted activities were carried out using the one pre-existing CEMDiscover microwave reactor in the department. With this one reactor, and while waiting for the installation of the new microwave systems, we have (a) implemented a few microwave procedures in our undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory courses, (b) developed some microwave procedures that are ready to implement in the next academic year, (c) been developing new microwave procedures that will be ready for implementation in the near future. Two research projects have investigated some synthetic reactions using microwave assisted heating. It is enthusiastically anticipated that more work will be accomplished both in teaching and research when the eight new microwave reactors become operational in the fall of 2015.

Descriptors :   laboratory equipment , chemical laboratories , organic chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE