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dc.contributor.authorSecor, Ethan
dc.descriptionMentor: Dr. John Gituaen_US
dc.description.abstractAmino acids are important biological compounds and useful chemical reagents in many chemistry applications. The ongoing investigation of the synthesis of α-amino acids was done via a metallorganic reaction of imines using a titanium complex. Such reaction procedures required low temperature and a controlled anhydrous environment. The products were analyzed and characterized using 34 infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatographic techniques. Infrared spectra peaks confirm the presence of a carboxylic acid functional group. Further experiments are being conducted to further study α-amino acid synthesis.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDrake University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDUCURS 2011;14
dc.subjectAmino acidsen_US
dc.subjectChemical tests and reagentsen_US
dc.subjectInfrared spectroscopyen_US
dc.subjectGas chromatographyen_US
dc.titleMetallorganic Synthesis of A-Amino Acidsen_US

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