My second post is coming a little bit later in the summer due to difficulty in obtaining participants, however I have managed to give and take data from a total of 21 individuals. The easiest place I have found with the greatest response is if I ask for participants at the public library or grocery [...]
Since I’ve completed all my calculations, I’m already posting my fourth update – sorry to be flooding the blog postings! I should’ve written about my findings right after discovering them, rather than waiting until the end of my summer. This post will describe my execution of the third and fourth tables of Jonathan Meer and [...]
Trifluoromethylation with Ruppert’s reagent: In addition to Togni’s reagent, I’ve been trifluoromethylating my substrates with Ruppert’s reagent, which is a CF3 group bonded to a trimethylsilyl group. Ruppert’s reagent puts a CF3 group alpha to the carbonyl, as opposed to Togni’s, which puts the CF3 group directly on the carbonyl. It was easier to conduct [...]
Follow this summer’s projects through recent posts or read about previous projects (2010-1013) in the archives.
Over the course of the summer these students will blog about their research, sharing the highs and lows of designing, researching, and carrying out an independent scholarly project with each other and the world.
This summer Upperclass Monroe Scholars at the College of William and Mary will spend seven weeks working on research projects across a variety of disciplines.