Simple and inexpensive method for the detection of carbon monoxide released from thermal cheletropic decarbonylation reactions

Iain Smellie, Cameron Lewis Carpenter-Warren, Brian Alexander Chalmers, David Bradford Cordes, Rodrigo Pierre Freire De Araujo Gouy, Neil Steven Keddie, Tomas Lebl, Iain Patterson, Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin

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Abstract

This work presents a simple protocol that demonstrates the use of an inexpensive household carbon monoxide detector as a useful tool to detect the release of carbon monoxide gas from thermal cheletropic decarbonylation reactions. The carbon monoxide detection method described has been employed in a short series of reactions used in a university teaching laboratory setting, and full procedures for these are outlined. In each case, the procedure to isolate and identify the decarbonylation products has also been provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3608-3613
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume98
Issue number11
Early online date8 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • X-ray crystallography
  • Upper-division undergraduate
  • Laboratory instruction
  • Organic chemistry
  • Hands-on learning/manipulatives
  • Problem solving/decision making
  • Aromatic compounds
  • Gases
  • Laboratory equipment/apparatus
  • Qualitative analysis

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