A lecture and seminar course dealing with selected topics of current interest in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Applications of spectroscopic methods to chemical problems with emphasis on mass spectrometry and related techniques.
A discussion of current and general topics related to novel and interesting areas of organic chemistry appearing in the current literature.
A course designed to acquaint students with specific methods of synthesis.
The topics will vary, depending on student needs and interests; they may include, but will not be limited to the following: electrochemistry, surface chemistry, electrochemical kinetics, or other specialized topics not available in regular course offerings.
Conceptual methodology in the design of synthesis will be discussed with inclusion of computer-aided approaches. Examples from the current literature will be used to emphasize the conceptual aspects.
Recent advances in synthetic and structural organometallic chemistry.
Theory and practice of crystal structure analysis with emphasis on single crystal x-ray diffractometry; structure-activity relationships in small organic and inorganic compounds; introduction to protein and nucleic acid crystal structure analysis.
Topics of current research interest in the area of inorganic chemistry including, but not limited to synthesis, structures, catalysis and reaction mechanisms.
Topics of current research interest in analytical chemistry including, but not limited to, mass spectrometry of large molecules, separation techniques, analysis of metals, surface analytical techniques, analysis of environmental samples, analysis of 'real' samples, and sampling techniques.
PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: CHEM 4590 or permission of instructor.
Topics of current research interest in theoretical and computational chemistry from such areas as ab initio quantum chemistry, molecular simulations, nonlinear reaction dynamics, spectroscopy and statictical mechanics.
Student-led seminars covering areas of interest to the faculty and students in the graduate Chemistry program, and current research issues in the field of Chemistry (including biochemistry, spectroscopy, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry and theoretical chemistry).