Development of a Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Phenols - CHEM 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form
INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Please print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, as applicable, from "Supervisor's Name" to "Ethics, safety, and training". Please sign and date near the bottom ("Supervisor's signature").
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Supervisor's Name: Jean-Philip Lumb
Supervisor's Email: jean-philip [dot] lumb [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: 4889
Supervisor's department: Chemistry
Course number: CHEM 396 (Chemistry)
Term: Summer 2014
Project start date: May 5, 2014
Project end date: August 29, 2014
Project title: Development of a Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Phenols
Project description (50-100 words suggested): This project will focus on the development of a copper catalyzed aerobic oxidation of phenols to ortho-quinones. Participants will learn the fundamentals of synthetic organic chemistry, including reaction design, work-up and analytical techniques such as 1H and 13C NMR, IR and mass spectrometry.
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 25% lab, 25% final presentation, 50% final report.
Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Handling chemicals.