2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Synthesis and Characterization of Erythritol Sulfate, the Sweetest Sulfate Ester Aerosol
Matthew J. Kummer* and Kallie I. Hilsabeck
Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentor

Sulfate ester aerosols are common atmospheric pollutants which are associated with industrial processes. Their physical properties are not yet well-known. Erythritol is manufactured on an industrial scale as a "no-calorie" sugar alternative, and a synthesis route for its sulfate ester derivative has been proposed. Characterization of the intermediates and product are conducted primarily using proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques.

Keywords: Sulfate, Ester, Aerosol, Erythritol, Organic, Synthesis, NMR, Atmosphere

Topic(s):Chemistry

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 211-5
Location: MG 1000
Time: 10:30

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