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Title: The Chemistry of Cocaine
Url: http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=...
Creator: Dewprashad, Brahmadeo
Publisher: National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Description: This case study looks at cocaine, including its addictive properties and the chemistry involved in the synthesis of the drug in its different forms. The lesson can be used to teach nucleophilic addition reactions, nucleophilic acyl substitution, and cocaine metabolism.
The material was designed for use in an undergraduate organic chemistry course but could also be used in medicinal chemistry coursework.
The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site also includes a section for instructor feedback where general comments may be read and contributed.
LC Classification: Medicine -- Internal medicine -- Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry -- Psychiatry -- Psychopathology -- Personality disorders. Behavior problems -- Drug abuse. Substance abuse -- Other substances, A-Z -- Cocaine. Crack
Science -- Chemistry -- Organic chemistry
Science -- Chemistry -- Organic chemistry -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Chemistry -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Instructional issues
Health -- Instructional issues
Health -- Substance abuse prevention
Key Concept: Chemistry -- Chemical reactions
Health -- Chemicals and drugs
Chemistry -- Organic chemistry
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2005-01-10
Resource Type: Cases
Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Teachers
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo.
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-01-06 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-01-05 15:52:20 (W3C-DTF)
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