Writing an Experimental: Procedure for a Laboratory Report
As part of your assessment for the experiments in weeks 7-10 you will have towrite an experimental based on your laboratory practical. In weeks 3-6 you willhave filled in the blanks for a given experimental procedure and this is the styleyou will need to use for weeks 7-10.Here is a typical experimental procedure from a paper, it is written so thatsomeone with chemical knowledge could synthesise the same compound at alater date.
Diethylazodicarboxylate (2.7 g, 15.4 mMol) was added to a stirred solution of iodophenol (3.4 g, 15.4 mMol) and triphenylphosphine (4.4 g, 16.9 mMol) in anhydrousTHF (40 mL) at 0
C. Then a solution of acetic acid 4-hydroxybut-2-enyl ester (2.0 g, 15.4mMol) in THF (20 mL) was added. After addition, the reaction was warmed to roomtemperature and stirred for 18 h. The solvent was removed
and to the residuewas added dichloromethane:petroleum (40–60
C) (1:1, 50 mL). The solution wasfiltered to remove triphenylphosphine oxide and the filtrate concentrated
C) (1:1, 50 mL) was added and the solution filteredthrough a plug of silica. The solvent was removed
to give acetic acid 4-(2-iodophenoxy)but-2-enyl ester (2.5 g, 48%).