Organic Synthetic Laboratory Techniques
Table of Contents
Simple Distillation
Fractional Distillation
Extraction
Reflux
TLC
Column Chromatography
Melting Point
Recrystallization
GC
IR NMR
    You will see that most of the sections in this part are highly abbreviated, and instead consist predominantly of links to several really excellent pages from other universities that have invested much time and effort in creating sites that are clear, helpful, and often supplemented by movies showing the technique.  The linked sites' information usually falls into one of several categories:
 

A description of how to execute the technique, written specifically to instruct researchers on the general procedure

A laboratory procedure for a specific compound, which can be extrapolated to apply to the reaction you're running
A movie of how to carry out the procedure; may or may not accompany one of the two items above.  Usually very helpful!


Simple Distillation
The primary pupose is to remove nonvolatile impurities from an organic liquid


Fractional Distillation




Extraction

Extractions - Univ. of Colorado-Boulder


Reflux




Thin Layer Chromatography



Column Chromatography




Melting Points




Recrystallization

Crystallizations - Univ. of Colorado-Boulder


Gas Chromatography

How to Run a GC - Univ. of Colorado-Boulder



Infrared Spectroscopy




NMR Spectroscopy

NMR Theory Movie - Univ. of Colorado-Boulder