My Extended Project- The Synthesis of Aspirin


Choosing a topic

Approx. 21 September 2016 - Approx. 24 November 2016

During this process I mind mapped ideas of possible projects, and they varied from the research of a neurodegenerative disease (such as Asperger's); to the synthesis of ibuprofen; and to my current topic the synthesis of aspirin.

Preparing for my project

28 November 2016 - 22 January 2017

During this time I prepared myself for the aspirin synthesis and the trip to Leicester University to finalize the experiment by testing the products made in the NMR machine.

Synthesisng Aspirin

18 January 2017 - 20 January 2017

Trip to Leicester University

23 January 2017

During the trip I used an NMR machine to test 2 types of Aspirin, the Aspirin I synthesised and boots aspirin to compare their purities.

Preparation for the dissertation + write up

24 January 2017 - 31 March 2017

Preparation for my presentation

1 April 2017 - 20 April 2017

My Presentation

21 April 2017

Hand in the completed project

28 April 2017