Professor R. L. Kuczkowski, Chair
May be elected as a departmental concentration program
Arthur J. Ashe, III, Organometallic chemistry of Main-Group Elements
John Barker, Physical chemistry: chemical kinetics, energy transfer, atmospheric chemistry, laser-induced chemistry
Lawrence S. Bartell, Structural chemistry, molecular vibrations, laser processes, and nucleation in supersonic flow
S.M. Blinder, Theoretical chemistry, quantum mechanics and applications
Dimitri Coucouvanis, Bioinorganic, coordination chemistry of sulfur, structural inorganic, and non-heme metalloenzymes
James K. Coward, Bioorganic chemistry; mechanism of enzyme-catalyzed reactions; design, synthesis, and biochemistry of specific enzyme inhibitors
M. David Curtis, Synthetic and structural inorganic and organometallic chemistry, catalysis
Thomas M. Dunn, Electronic molecular spectroscopy
Seyhan N. Ege, Chemistry and photochemistry of organic heterocycles
Billy Joe Evans, Solid state chemistry
Anthony H. Francis, Molecular spectroscopy, solid state structure and dynamics
John L. Gland, Chemical physics of well characterized surfaces. Structure and bonding of adsorbed species. Reactivity on surfaces, characterization of semiconductor and metal surfaces.
Adon A. Gordus, Radiation-chemistry, neutron activation analysis of environmental, clinical, archaeological, and forensic samples, trace element analysis
Henry C. Griffin, Gamma-ray spectroscopy, radiochemical separations, applications of microcomputers, and environmental assays
Raoul Kopelman, Chemical physics, solid state, and biophysics
Masato Koreeda, Organic and bioorganic chemistry, natural products (structure, biosynthesis and total synthesis) and chemical carcinogenesis
R. L. Kuczkowski, Microwave-spectroscopy applied to determination of structures and mechanisms, and heterogenous catalysis
Richard G. Lawton, Bio-organic chemistry of peptides and proteins, design and synthesis of protein modification and cross-linking reagents systems
Lawrence L. Lohr, Theoretical physical chemistry and quantum chemistry
David Lubman, Analytical applications of spectroscopy, photoionization techniques, mass spectrometry
Joseph P. Marino, Synthetic organic chemistry, total synthesis of natural products and medicinal agents
Mark E. Meyerhoff, Analytical chemistry, electrochemistry, and clinical chemistry
Michael D. Morris, Analytical applications of lasers
Christer E. Nordman, X-Ray crystallography and biomolecular structure
Vincent L. Pecoraro, Inorganic chemisty relevant to photosynthesis respiration and enzymatic catalysis
Paul G. Rasmussen, Inorganic chemistry and transition metal chemistry
Richard D. Sacks, Analytical chemistry, separations and spectroscopy
Robert R. Sharp, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, biophysics, and photosynthesis
Leroy B. Townsend, Organic, heterocyclic, carbohydrate and nucleoside chemistry, synthesis of potential anticancer, antiviral and antiparasitic compounds
John R. Wiseman, Synthesis of organic compounds, antibiotics and anticancer drugs, effects of molecular strain on chemical structures and reactivity
Charles F. Yocum, Photosynthetic electron transport and biophysical chemistry
Mary Anne Caroll, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science and Chemistry
Richard M. Laine, Honogeneous catalysis, organometallic systems
William H. Pearson, Synthesis of biomedically important natural products, heterocyclic chemistry, new reaction processes in organic chemistry
James Penner-Hahn, Biophysical and physical inorganic chemistry, biomolecule metal-site structure elucidation, x-ray spectroscopy
Gary D. Glick, Bioorganic chemistry
Carol Korzeniewski, Spectroscopic probes of electro chemical systems
Stephen Lee, Solid state chemistry, synthesis, electronic structure
Jeffrey S. Moore, Organic chemistry and polymer chemistry
Colleen Pugh, Polymer Synthesis, Liquid Crystals
Jurgen Schnitker, Computational chemistry, molecular modeling
Roseanne Sension, Ultrafast Lase Spectroscopy and Chemical Reaction Dynamics
Peter L. Toogood, Bioorganic Chemistry, Biosynthetic Mechanisms
Brian P. Coppola, Organic chemistry, chemical education
Marian Chu Hallada, Inorganic chemistry, general chemistry, chemical education
Nancy Konigsberg Kerner, General chemistry, chemical education
Barbara J. Weathers, Inorganic chemistry, general chemistry
Professors Emeriti Daniel T. Longone, J. Lawrence Oncley, Charles G. Overberger, Peter A.S. Smith, Milton Tamres, Robert C. Taylor, Edgar F. Westrum, Jr.
The curricula in Chemistry serve those preparing for careers in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, chemical engineering, pharmacy, and allied fields as well as those seeking a general knowledge of chemistry as part of a liberal arts education. Beyond the first-year courses, there is an emphasis on development of technical knowledge and laboratory experience needed in chemistry and related scientific fields. The undergraduate concentration programs prepare students for work in research and testing laboratories, as well as for business positions in which a chemistry background is desirable. Graduate work is necessary for those planning to do college and university teaching or industrial research.
Introductory Courses. The Chemistry Department has three types of courses available to students starting toward careers in any of the sciences, engineering or medicine. Students are placed into these courses according to the results of the tests in chemistry and mathematics that they take during orientation. Either Chemistry 130 or Chemistry 210/211 can be the starting point for students interested in the sciences, engineering or medicine. Chemistry 130 has a section reserved for students who would benefit from more frequent contact with faculty. Honors students, students with Advanced Placement in chemistry, and other students with good preparation in high school chemistry have the opportunity to start their study in chemistry with courses 210/211, which introduce the major concepts of chemistry in the context of organic chemistry. This curriculum allows students to progress more rapidly to advanced courses in chemistry and to be able to participate earlier in undergraduate research.
Concentration Program Options. The Department of Chemistry offers programs leading to a (1) Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in chemistry (B.S. degree, 120 credits); (2) Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree (B.S. Chem. degree, 124 credits); (3) a B.S. degree with Honors in chemistry; and (4) a B.S. Chem. degree with Honors in chemistry. The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S. Chem.) degree requires a more rigorous and more specialized program of study. The program leading to Honors in chemistry is available to qualified students and, in most cases, is associated with a B.S. Chem. degree. It is possible to incorporate a teaching certificate into any of these program options. In addition there is a five year joint degree program with the College of Engineering which leads to a B.S. Chem. and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Chemical Engineering). Information about the program leading to the joint degree with the College of Engineering and general information about teaching certificate requirements are described elsewhere in this Bulletin; departmental requirements for these programs are described below. It is strongly recommended that students who are thinking of degrees in chemistry stop by Room 1500 Chemistry to talk to a chemistry advisor as soon as possible, preferably before the end of the freshman year but certainly before the end of the sophomore year.
Prerequisites to Concentration for Either Program. Chemistry courses through 215 (or 226), 216 (or 227), and 302/312 (or 348); Physics 140/141 and 240/241; and Mathematics 115, 116, 215, 216, or an equivalent sequence are required for any concentration program in Chemistry. Physics 240 and Mathematics 215 are prerequisites for Chemistry 468 and students should, wherever possible, complete both of these before the junior year. The language requirement in Chemistry is satisfied by the College language requirement. A reading knowledge of German is recommended. Students must fulfill the area distribution requirement as described in Chapter III.
Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in chemistry (120 credits). Students who start in the new curriculum will complete the B.S. degree with a concentration in chemistry (120 credits) by taking Chemistry 340, 447, 468, 469, 480, and 485. Two credit hours of research (399) culminating in a written report may be substituted for the projects lab, 485. In addition, students will have to take an advanced chemistry lecture course from among those that will be available to them in different areas of chemistry or biochemistry.
Students who have already started toward this degree will complete their degree requirements by taking a comparable set of courses determined by discussion with a chemistry advisor.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S. Chem.) (124 credits). The curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S. Chem. degree) serves students who are interested in professional careers in chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields.
In the new curriculum, for the B.S. Chem degree (124 credits), Chemistry 340, 447, 468, 469, 480, and four credits of Chemistry 399 taken over at least two terms, as well as two advanced lecture courses in chemistry or biochemistry are required.
A comparable set of courses is required of students who have already started the degree. These courses are determined in discussion with a chemistry advisor.
Honors Concentration in Chemistry. The new B.S. Chem. degree is the basis of the Honors degree in Chemistry. Substitution of Chemistry 396 and 397 for 468 and 469, maintainance of a satisfactory GPA (3.3) in concentration courses including prerequisites, and satisfactory completion of an Honors thesis (Chemistry 499) based on the research done in Chemistry 399 are required for Honors. Most (but not all) students pursuing the Honors degree will have participated in the Freshman-Sophomore College Honors Program and will have completed Chemistry 210, 211, 215, 216 (or 196, 197, 226H/227H) in place of other concentration prerequisite courses. All students, whatever their program, who are interested in an Honors degree should see the Chemistry Honors Counselor (Room 1500 Chemistry) for approval for participation in the Junior-Senior Honors Program in Chemistry.
Advising. Students develop a concentration plan in consultation with a program advisor. Those interested in a B.S. degree with a concentration in chemistry (120 credits) or the specialized program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (124 credits) are urged to consult a program advisor during the freshman and/or sophomore years. Prospective concentrators are advised that further study in chemistry requires adequate performance in early chemistry courses (preferably B or better) as well as in the mathematics and physics prerequisites. Students interested in an Honors degree should see the Chemistry Honors advisor. Appointments are scheduled at the Chemistry Counseling Office (1500 Chemistry, 747-2858). Students interested in the joint program with the College of Engineering should make an appointment with Katharine McKibben in 1223 Angell Hall and then make an appointment to see a chemistry concentration advisor in 1500 Chemistry.
Teaching Certificate. Those seeking a B.S. or B.S. Chem. degree with a teaching certificate in Chemistry must fulfill departmental as well as School of Education requirements. Students who plan to earn a teaching certificate with a major or minor in Chemistry should contact the School of Education Office of Academic Services.
Special Departmental Policies. The Department requires that a student earn a grade of at least C in all chemistry courses which are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A concentration program grade point average of at least 2.0 is required; this includes chemistry courses, mathematics and physics prerequisites and advanced electives which are part of a concentration plan. Students must request any change in a grade before the end of the next regular academic term.
Safety Regulations. No contact lenses will be allowed in any chemistry laboratory. In laboratory classes students must wear either prescription or safety glasses at all times.
Student Associations. Chemistry concentrators are eligible to become student affiliates of the American Chemical Society. An active chapter exists in the Chemistry Department and provides opportunities for a variety of activities related to chemistry. In addition, Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity maintains a chapter house near campus. Men and women concentrating in chemistry, chemical engineering, and other related fields are eligible for membership.
Phi Lambda Upsilon,an honorary chemical society, maintains a chapter at the University of Michigan. Its members have achieved academic excellence in chemistry, chemical engineering, or pharmacy.
105/AOSS 105. Our Changing Atmosphere. (3). (NS).
125. General and Inorganic Chemistry: Laboratory. To be elected by students who are eligible for (or enrolled) Chem. 130. (2). (NS).
130. General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles. Three years of high school math or Math. 105; one year of high school chemistry recommended. Placement by testing, or permission of Chemistry department. Intended for students without AP credit in chemistry. No credit granted to those who have completed Chem. 123 or 124. (3). (NS).
210. Structure and Reactivity I. High school chemistry. Placement by examination during Orientation. To be taken with Chem. 211. (4). (NS).
211. Investigations in Chemistry. To be taken with Chem. 210. (1). (NS).
215. Structure and Reactivity II. Chem. 210, 211. To be taken with Chem. 216. (3). (NS).
216. Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Compounds. Chem. 210, 211. Must be taken with Chem. 215. (2). (NS).
219(319). Independent Study. Permission of instructor. For students with less than junior standing. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.
230. Physical Chemical Principles and Applications. Chem. 215 or permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Chem. 340. (3). (NS).
302. Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure, Reactivity, and Function. Chem. 215 and 216, or permission of instructor. (3). (NS).
312. Synthesis and Characterization. Chem. 215 and 216. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Chem. 302. (2). (Excl).
340. Principles of Physicochemical Measurements and Separations. Math. 116 or 114, Chem. 215/216. Prior enrollment in Chem. 302 is recommended but not required. Those who have completed Chem. 230 may elect Chem. 340 for 2 credits only. (5). (NS).
365. Principles of Physical Chemistry. Two terms of chemistry; Physics 140 and 141 or 190; and prior or concurrent enrollment in Math. 215 or 285. (4). (Excl).
396. Honors Physical Chemistry. Chem. 340; Math. 215 or 285, Phys. 240 and 241; and permission of instructor or chemistry Honors adviser. (4). (Excl).
397. Honors Physical Chemistry. Chem. 396 and permission of instructor. (4). (Excl).
399. Undergraduate Research. Junior standing, and permission of a chemistry concentration adviser and the professor who will supervise the research. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of 4 credits during junior or senior year.
400. Philosophy, Principles and Practice for Chemical Science Teachers: Integrating the Precollegiate Lecture and Laboratory. Chem. 130; or permission of instructor. May not be included in a concentration plan in chemistry. (2). (Excl).
401. Philosophy, Principles and Practice for Chemical Science Teachers: Curriculum Enrichment for Precollegiate Chemistry. Chem. 130; or permission of instructor. May not be included in a concentration plan in chemistry. (2). (Excl).
402. Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry. Chem. 302 and 340. (3). (Excl).
417/Physics 417. Dynamical Processes in Biophysics. Math. 216 or equivalent, and Phys. 242 or Chemistry 468; or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).
420. Intermediate Organic Chemistry. Chem. 215 and 216, or equivalent. (3). (Excl).
436. Polymer Synthesis and Characterization. Chem. 340 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).
447. Physical Methods of Analysis. Chem. 340, and 215/216. (3). (Excl).
467/AOSS 467. Biogeochemical Cyles. (3). (Excl).
468. Physical Chemistry. Phys. 240 and 241, Math. 215, and Chem. 340. (4). (Excl).
469. Physical Chemistry. Phys. 240 and 241, Math. 216, and Chem. 340. (4). (Excl).
479. Technical Communication in Chemistry. Concurrent enrollment in Chem. 480. (1). (Excl).
480. Physical and Instrumental Chemistry. Chem. 447 and 468, or 396; and concurrent enrollment in Chem. 469 or 397. (3). (Excl).
485. Projects Laboratory. Chem. 480 or the equivalent. (2). (Excl).
499. Undergraduate Thesis. Chem. 399 and permission of instructor. To be elected in the term in which an Honors student presents a thesis on undergraduate research. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).
507. Inorganic Chemistry. Chem. 469 or 397. (3). (Excl).
530(430). Introduction to Bioorganic Mechanisms. Chem. 215 and 216, and Chem. 340 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).
535/Macromolecular Science 535. Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules. Chem. 468. (3). (Excl).
536/Macromolecular Science 536. Laboratory in Macromolecular Chemistry. Chem. 535 or Phys. 418; or permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).
538/Macromolecular Science 538. Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules. Chem. 215/216 and Chem. 230 or 340 (2). (Excl).
540. Organic Principles. Chem. 312 and 469. (3). (Excl).
541. Advanced Organic Chemistry. Chem. 540. (3). (Excl).
542. Applications of Physical Methods to Organic Chemistry. Chem. 312 and 340.(3). (Excl).
555. Molecular Modeling and Simulation. Chem. 468 and 469, or equivalent. (3). (Excl).
565. Nuclear Chemistry. Permission of instructor. Intended for graduate students and seniors. (3). (Excl).
567/AOSS 567. Chemical Kinetics. Chem. 469 or AOSS 479. (3). (Excl).
569. X-ray Crystallography. Chem. 469 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).
580. Molecular Spectra and Structure. Chem. 570 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).