Originally, I wanted to write about our Ferrofluid lab, which would be the magnetic fluid. Unfortunately, the lab failed due to complications. Below is a photo of my ferrofluid before it was properly disposed of.
|Ferrofluid with Magnetic Stir Plate|
Currently, we are synthesizing Porphyrin. This extensive lab will take a few weeks total, as we will be conducting Thin Layer Chromatography and Column Chromatography tests. Ultimately, we will complete a Visible Spectroscopy as well before writing up our lab. Below is a picture of my TLC plate of the Porphyrin, which shows the product's consistency as the product lines come to an even line.
All in all, Chemical Synthesis is an adventure that I highly recommend to all, even those with sensitive senses of smell.