Investigate the processes used to analyse the structure of simple organic compounds addressed in the course

Carbon – 13 NMR

  • Application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for identifying carbon atoms in organic compounds
  • Can detect isotopes of carbon that are not naturally abundant, for example 13
  • The effect of this is that a C-13 nucleus can behave as a little magnet. C-12 nuclei don’t have this property.

Mass Spectroscopy

  • Analytical technique used for identification of unknown materials in a sample, for quantifying known samples and for elucidating the structure of a variety of chemical compounds.
  • A mass spectrometer generates multiple ions from the sample under investigation and separates them according to their specific mass-to-charge ratio (m/z), and records the relative abundance of each ion type.
  • Commonly used in analytical laboratories to study physical, chemical and biological nature of different compounds.

Infrared Spectroscopy

  • Based on absorption spectroscopy techniques, interaction spectroscopy involves the interaction of infrared with matters.
  • This can be analysed in three ways by measuring absorption, emission and reflection.
  • Widely used analytical technique in both organic and inorganic chemistry, quality control, dynamic measurement, forensic analysis etc.