Regular Courses

(3 cr, odd F). Prerequisite: CHEM 461; CHEM 476.
Physical and descriptive chemistry of solids including characterization and synthetic methods.

(3 cr, F). Prerequisite: CHEM 245; CHEM 343; of CHEM 346.
Principles of chemical biology. Chemical methods for understanding and controlling the structure and function of biopolymers. *Credit not allowed for both CHEM 521 and BC 521.

(2 cr, S). Prerequisite: BC 351 with a minimum grade of B or BC 401 with a minimum grade of B.
Approaches to quantitative chemical biology, visualization, study and characterization of macromolecules and macromolecular-dependent processes.

(3 cr, odd F). Prerequisite: CHEM 346; CHEM 476.
Fundamentals of polymer chemistry: synthesis, characterization, physical properties.

(3 cr, var.) Prerequisite: CHEM 571 or concurrent registration.
Chemical aspects of preparation and processing of materials in electronic devices, “molecular electronics,” and nanostructured materials.

(1 cr, F). Prerequisite: CHEM 431 or concurrent registration. A) Environmental chemical analysis. B) Absorption and emission spectroscopy. C) Bioanalytical chemistry. D) Statistical analysis in analytical chemistry. E) Mass spectrometry. F) Analysis of materials.

(3 cr, odd S). Prerequisite: CHEM 431.
Advanced optics; instrumentation and methodology for analytical spectroscopy; computer applications.

(3 cr, even S). Prerequisite: CHEM 335; CHEM 431.
Fundamentals and applications of chemical separations.

(3 cr, odd S). S. Prerequisite: CHEM 431
Theory and methods of electrochemistry; applications of modern electrochemical techniques.

(1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
A) Basic NMR principles. B) NMR diffusion measurements-2D NMR and MRI. C) Advanced NMR and MRI techniques.

(3 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 440.
Organic structure determination by spectroscopic methods.

(3 cr, F). Prerequisite: CHEM 346.
Structure including stereochemistry and conformational isomerism; reactivity and mechanisms in organic chemistry.

(3 cr, F). Prerequisite: CHEM 543.
Reactions and synthesis in organic chemistry.

(3 cr, S). Prerequisite: CHEM 543.
Mechanisms, theory, kinetics, and thermodynamics.

(3 cr, S). Prerequisite: CHEM 545.
Modern synthetic methods. Strategies for total synthesis of natural products

(1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or 346; CHEM 461; CHEM 476. Structure and bonding; crystallography; properties; synthesis; characterization of metals, semiconductors, and network solids.

(1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or 346; CHEM 461; CHEM 476. Structure and bonding, mechanisms, properties, applications, synthesis, characterization of polymers, complex fluids, and biomaterials.

(1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or 346; CHEM 461; CHEM 476. Structure and bonding, synthesis, properties, characterization of carbon nanotubes, metal and semiconductor nanocrystals, and nanocomposites.

(3 cr, even S). Prerequisite: CHEM 346.
Descriptive and mechanistic organometallic chemistry applied to homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis.

(3 cr, F). Prerequisite: Written consent of instructor.
Chemistry of compounds of representative elements and transition metals.

(1 cr, S). Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
A) Group theory. B) Vibrational spectroscopy. C) Electronic structure and magnetism. D)Magnetic spectroscopies. E)Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. F) Other structural methods.

(3 cr, even F). Prerequisite: CHEM 476.
Fundamental tools, key principles, selected classic case histories of inorganic and organometallic mechanistic chemistry, emphasizing kinetic methods.

(3 cr, even S). Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
Biological-inorganic chemistry, including key principles, prototype systems, classic papers, and problems.

(1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
Theory and practice of structural computations using single crystal X-ray diffraction data.

(3 cr, var.) Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
Theory and practice of determination of crystal and molecular structure by single crystal X-ray and neutron diffraction.

(3 cr, var.) Prerequisite: CHEM 474 or CBE 310.
Electronic structure methods; chemical bonding models; intermolecular interactions.

(3 cr, F). Prerequisite: CHEM 474 or CBE 310.
Simple systems; symmetry; approximate methods; time dependent methods; molecular structures.

(3 cr, even F). Prerequisite: CHEM 476 or CBE 310.
Thermodynamic concepts and their applications to chemical problems.

(3 cr, odd S). Prerequisite: CHEM 476 or CBE 310.
Principles of statistical mechanics with application in the chemical sciences.

(3 cr, even S). Prerequisite: CHEM 476 or CBE 310.
Capillarity; interfacial thermodynamics, electrical aspects of surface chemistry, adsorbed layers.

CHEM578A Electronic Structure

(1 cr, S), Prerequisite: CHEM 571A or 571B

Electronic structure calculations of energetic and structural properties of molecules and chemical reactions.

CHEM578B Molecular Dynamics

(1 cr, S). Prerequisite: CHEM 576

Molecular Dynamics simulations of liquids to compute static and time dependent properties. Applications include biological and materials chemistry.

(3 cr, odd F). Prerequisite: CHEM 476 CBE 310.
Elementary reactions, unimolecular reactions, reactions in solution, gas phase ion chemistry, photochemistry, and kinetic modeling.

(1 cr, S). Appropriate conduct in research, publishing, intellectual property decisions, job hunting, and negotiating; social responsibilities of scientists.

(2 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 545.
Organic reaction mechanisms, including using arrows to show electron movement; heterolytic, radical, and pericyclic reactions.

(1-3 cr, var.). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
A) Analytical chemistry. B) Inorganic chemistry. C) Organic chemistry. D) Physical chemistry.

(3 cr, even S). Prerequisite: CHEM 571.
Time-dependent methods; multiphoton and nonlinear spectroscopy; fundamentals of rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Additional Courses

(1 cr, F/S). Prerequisite: Admission to Ph.D. candidacy.
Preparation, submission, and defense of an independent research proposal; creative and original thinking about research problems in modern chemistry.

Register for this course only once even if you have not completed it the semester you are registered.

(1 cr., F). Basic materials, methods, and skill development related to teaching undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses.

(1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 751.
Advanced materials, methods, and presentation skills development related to teaching undergraduate chemistry courses.

(1-5 cr, F/S). A) Inorganic chemistry. B) Analytical chemistry. C) Biological chemistry. D) Physical chemistry.