Spectral Analysis and Database Project

at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Chemistry Dept

December - May 2018

I spent a semester focusing on different spectral techniques and analysis, taking data on samples via IR, 1H-NMR, and 13C-NMR spectroscopy, as well as GC-MS spectrometry, and several two-dimensional NMR techniques. I prepared samples and collected data, analyzed the resulting spectra, and documented this analysis for over a dozen compounds.

The purpose of this analysis and subsequent documentation was two-fold. It serves as a teaching resource for future intermediate organic chemistry students, and it assisted a professor in their research by confirming or denying the success of their reaction. This was achieved through analyzing if the resulting product in their synthesis had the same expected spectral signatures as the desired product.

Below, and to the right, you can find a sample of the .pdf and .pptx  respectively that convey much of the data and analysis of a given compound (5-bromopentyl acetate). All other compounds are presented in a similar way, conveying similar information. Downloads can be found at the bottom of the page.

James Monaco

Electrical Engineering BE, Dartmouth '21

Chemistry and Physics BS, Hobart and William Smith '20



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