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Glucose in Natural Products

Introduction As the world’s most common biomolecule, glucose (C6H12O6) has numerous cellular functions including serving as a metabolic fuel, as a precursor to energy storage molecules such as starch and glycogen, and as a building block molecule to important structural components such as cellulose. Glucose is a simple sugar or monosaccharide, meaning it contains a carbonyl […]

Spectrophotometric Determination of Iron

by E. L. Pool and D. Copeland (with edits by R. Sandwick and M. J. Simpson) Learning Goals Practice handling hazardous chemicals safely; Use a bunsen burner to heat a solution; Vacuum filter a solution; Practice using a transfer pipet and a mortar and pestle; Manipulate experimental conditions to illustrate the concept of limiting and […]


During the semester you will make use of Pipetman® micropipettors.  When used properly, these units deliver very accurate volumes (errors less than 1%) and they are amazingly fast.  However, please recognize that micropipettors will give erroneous volumes when in the hands of someone who is careless or not operating them correctly.  Some important suggestions/comments for […]