Organic Structure Determination

A scatter plot.

Two-dimensional NMR spectrum (gCOSY) of a synthetic homoallylic alcohol. (Image by Prof. Timothy F. Jamison. Used with permission.)


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Spring 2007



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This course covers modern and advanced methods of elucidation of the structures of organic molecules, including NMR, MS, and IR (among others). The fundamental physical and chemical principles of each method will be discussed. The major emphasis of this course is on structure determination by way of interpreting the data (generally in the form of a spectrum or spectra) that each method provides.

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Simpson, Jeff, and Timothy Jamison. 5.46 Organic Structure Determination, Spring 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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