CHEM 230: Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences

CHEM 430/530: Intermediate Organic Laboratory Techniques

Fall 2023 – Office hours: Wed, 1:00–4:00 pm or by appointment


(See below for the courses taught previously)



Training Resources:

NMR processing with the Delta software from Jeol USA;       Recipes for visualizing TLC plates;     Chemical shifts for common solvents/impurities in NMR;
Abbreviations for Organic Chemsitry;     CombiFlash;     Reference videos from MIT Digital Lab Techniques Manual and University of Minnesota Organic Chemistry group

How to use serological pipettes and electronic pipette aid; How to use a micropipette (video 1 and video 2); Common knowledge about level II biosafety cabinet (videos 1, 2, 3 & 4); Making aliquots of FBS; Counting cells with a hemocytometer; Cell thawing, culturing and freezing

pH meter calibration and maintenance; Calculator for making buffers; Recipe calculator for SDS-PAGE; Gel casting for SDS-PAGE (video 1 and video 2)


Group Beginner Training by Peers:

Posted in May 2020


Synthesis of β-peracetylated glucose, produced by Princess Walker and Laurem Andrews
Protocol written by Kwabena Duah




Posted in Feb 2021


Synthesis of tetraacetate β-thioglucoside, produced by Laurem Andrews and Jada Harvey





Cell Culture LOG

Cell Culture LOG


Learning how to culture mammalian cells for cytotoxicity assays of small molecules






Previous Teaching:

CHEM 230: Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences

Fall 2022

CHEM 231: Organic Chemistry 1

Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023

CHEM 232: Organic Chemistry 2

Summer 2019, Spring 2020

CHEM 241: Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022

CHEM 242: Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

Fall 2020, Spring 2021, summer 2023

CHEM 361: Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory

Spring 2023

CHEM 410: Review of Chemistry Fundamentals

Fall 2022

CHEM 430/530: Intermediate Organic Laboratory Techniques

Spring 2020, Spring 2021

CHEM 454: Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Synthesis Laboratory

Spring 2023

CHEM 636: Advanced Organic Chemistry

Fall 2021, Fall 2022