Using the FT-NMR in organic chemistry

On September 11, 2001 our FT-NMR Anasazi spectrometer was installed while our nation was under attack. In the years since then, our NMR has served us well. In the summer of 2009, the spectrometer was upgraded to newer technology. Each year, all of the students in the organic chemistry laboratory use the FT-NMR during the spring semester. In the spring semester of 2010, almost 90 students, working in pairs, obtained the 1H, 13C, and DEPT spectra of both benzocaine and DEET after the synthesis in the laboratory. They also work independently in the identification of an unknown liquid. 1H, 13C, DEPT, COSY, and HETCOR spectra are used during the lecture to explain the interpretation of NMR spectra. Many spectra from the FT-NMR spectrometer have been published in the 8th edition of
Christine Hermann