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.
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.