How Effective is an Oxidizing Agent

Students: Joey Fierro and Molly Stewart*
Mentor: Linda Farber
Major: Chemistry

Chromium trioxide resin has been used to oxidize secondary alcohols to their corresponding ketones.  Specifically 9-fluorenol has been oxidized to 9-fluorenone.  The reagent chromium trioxide resin, is a reagent of interest because of its ability to be recycled and reused.  In this study the efficacy of chromium trioxide resin is determined.

*Honors Senior