University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (8): 2009017.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202009017

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Preparation of Flower Soaps: A Recommendation of a Comprehensive Chemistry Experiment

Xianbo Ma, Xinhan Li, Fuqin Zhang, Minghong Chen(), Yanqin Ye, Chao Huang()   

  • Received:2020-09-07 Accepted:2020-11-03 Published:2020-11-26
  • Contact: Minghong Chen,Chao Huang;


A comprehensive chemistry experiment was introduced, which involved the extraction of active ingredients of natural products and the preparation of daily chemical products by saponification reaction. This experiment systematically and coherently combined the basic knowledge of university organic chemistry, basic laboratory skills and life to prepare flower soaps. Through the experiment, students' interests and understanding of the knowledge of organic chemistry will be stimulated. Meanwhile, their ability of innovation will be improved.

Key words: Effective components of natural products, Extraction, Saponification, Flower soaps, Comprehensive chemistry experiment


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