5.371 Continuous Flow Chemistry: Sustainable Conversion of Reclaimed Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel


Class Info

Presents the theoretical and practical fundamentals of continuous flow synthesis, wherein pumps, tubes, and connectors are used to conduct chemical reactions instead of flasks, beakers, etc. Focuses on a catalytic reaction that converts natural vegetable oil into biodiesel that can be used in a variety of combustion engines. Provides instruction in several important organic chemistry experimental techniques, including purification by extraction, rotary evaporation, acid-base titration, gas chromatography (GC), and 1H NMR.

This class has 5.13, and 5.363 as prerequisites.

5.371 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by T. Jamison.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-153.

This class counts for a total of 4 credits.

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