Final Post: New Organic Multistep Synthesis

Hello all,

As the summer comes to an end, I am pleased to report that the new multi-step synthesis for the second semester organic chemistry lab was a complete success with 100% of our students completing the four-step procedure and synthesizing a p-terphenyl derivative. The new procedure will be broken up into three lab periods, and for those of you taking the Organic Chemistry 2 lab in the fall, prepare for an exciting, challenging and ultimately rewarding experience as we continue to advance the W&M chemistry curriculum.

It has been a pleasure and I wish y’all the best,
Tim Beck
Class of 2017