On Wednesday 14th October, during Academic
Priority Time, RDW took four 6.2 chemists, Henry Rees, James Mocatta, Harry Meek and Adam
Hargreaves, to the Dyson Perrins Laboratory, at Oxford University, to analyse samples of limonene on a number of
different instruments, including the gas chromatography mass spectrometer.
This was the culmination of a project
that has run during Academic Priority Time over a number of months, with boys
investigating various aspects of the chemistry of limonene, the compound
responsible for the distinctive aroma of citrus fruits.