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UndergradResearchCHM161 - structure of sinigrin is...

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Stephanie Warner Professor Danielson 12 April 2006 Undergrad Research- solid phase extraction of sinigrin Garlic mustard seed releases sinigrin into soil preventing the growth of tree seedlings such as red oak, and can prevent the germination of different fungi necessary for tree growth. Sinigrin absorbs light at the ultraviolet ray level of 227 nm and has a very small visible spectrum. We want to find a way to be able to extract the sinigrin and still be able to visibly see the compound formed, resulting in a solution to the environmental problem. We decided that the best way to deal with this dilemma would be to instead of extracting the sinigrin try to restructure the sinigrin so that it is no longer is sinigrin. The
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Unformatted text preview: structure of sinigrin is: Zirconium, an inorganic solvent, can be reacted with sinigrin to break the ring bond. This reaction will then turn into an aldehyde, CH=O. This we will then react with an amine, NH + . This will cause the sinigrin and the amines to form a new compound. This new compound should absorb at different wavelengths than the original compound, and will hopefully be in the uv/visible spectrum. We will then run the new compound at different concentration levels through a spectrometer to get the absorbance levels....
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