Online Science Exhibition no. 7

In this post for our Online Science Exhibition, PhD student Angel Santorelli from the Gothelf lab at Aarhus University, exhibits the colourful synthesis of azobenzenes in the organic chemistry lab.

For more information about the images, please read this explanatory post by Angel.

Preparation before working in the lab.


The organic synthesis lab.


Using argon-filled rubber balloons to keep air away from the reaction.


Colourful column purification of the orange azobenzenes.


Removing excess solvent.


Different purification methods.


Verifying the results of the experiments.

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