2021 Student Research Conference:
34th Annual Student Research Conference

Synthesizing Compounds You've Never Heard of From Alpha-Angelica Lactone

Bruce J. Dolenz
Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentor

Sulfate Esters are naturally occurring aerosolized particles that commonly exist in our atmosphere, yet we know quite little about their actual chemical properties. It has been theorized they could have a significant ability to combat global warming, but more research is required to know. To that end, the Humphry-Fuller lab focuses on synthesizing known sulfate esters, confirming their structures and then sending them to Dr. Stone’s mass spectroscopy Lab at Iowa University for further use in researching sulfate esters and their atmospheric effects. This particular research project focuses on synthesizing ??-hydroxy-??-methylsulfato lactone. This is initially derived from α-Angelica Lactone and undergoes a five step synthesis, and intermediate compounds are verified via Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.


Keywords: Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Sulfate Esters, NMR Spectroscopy


Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Oral Presentation

Session: 6-1
Location: https://flipgrid.com/ebc10430
Time: 0:00

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