FAQs

What is the procedure for requesting the synthesis of a chemical?

What is the procedure for requesting the synthesis of a chemical?

A meeting is scheduled with the head of the unit and the synthesis is discussed.  After a thorough literature search, the head of the unit explores the feasibility of the synthesis and determines the synthetic pathway. An estimate of the cost and delivery time is then presented to the scientist.  The unit commences the synthesis following approval from the scientist.

How are orders placed?

How are orders placed?

Orders are placed through Internal Services at WIS.  A detailed explanation of the procedure is attached to the bill for payment.

Does the Organic Synthesis service provide any help to students who decide to carry out organic syntheses in their own labs?

Does the Organic Synthesis service provide any help to students who decide to carry out organic syntheses in their own labs?

In those cases, the Organic Synthesis service provides consultation to help students find a viable synthetic pathway for the target molecule.  It also provides advice regarding the experimental setups and procedures.