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Courses in Chemistry


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


CHEM 447. Physical Methods of Analysis.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Zhan Chen (zhanc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 260 and 241/242. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/chem/447/001.nsf

This course introduces the student to the principles and techniques of modern analytical chemistry. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chromatographic separation techniques, and contemporary electroanalytical chemistry are stressed. The principles of data collection and the processing and representation of analytical signals are introduced.

TEXT: Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 5th Edition, Skoog, ISBN 0030020786.

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CHEM 451 / BIOLCHEM 451. Introduction to Biochemistry I.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Carol Fierke (fierke@umich.edu), Nils Walter (nwalter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 260; BIOLOGY 162; and MATH 115. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in BIOLOGY 310 or 311, or BIOLCHEM 415. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/chem/451/100.nsf

This course is the first in a two-term sequence designed for biochemistry concentrators. Emphasis is on developing the capacity of the students to think about complex biological processes in terms of the underlying chemistry. An introductory section on proteins is followed by sections on enzymes and coenzymes. The discussion of biochemical energetics includes sections on glycolysis, the tricarboxylic acid cycle, electron transport, photosynthesis, and carbohydrate metabolism. The course has three lectures and one discussion per week. There are three hour exams and a final exam.

TEXT: Biochemistry (special package) by Voet, ISBN 04701325821, Wiley.

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CHEM 461. Physical Chemistry I.

Section 100 Meets with Chemistry 570.100.

Instructor(s): Roseanne Sension (rsension@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 260, PHYSICS 240 (or 260), and MATH 215. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/chem/461/100.nsf

This is the second of the three-term physical chemistry sequence CHEM 260/461/463. CHEM 461 builds on the introduction to quantum mechanics that was given in CHEM 260. Students will use the Schrödinger Equation in 1-, 2-, and 3 dimensions to solve exactly a series of important chemical problems including the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor, and the hydrogen atom. Group theory is introduced as an aid for understanding spectroscopic selection rules. Advanced spectroscopy, including transition probabilities, normal vibrational modes, and photoelectron spectroscopies are introduced and then used to deduce molecular structure. The valence-bond and molecular orbital theories of chemical bonding are discussed, and methods for performing quantum chemical calculations, including variational and perturbation methods, are introduced. The quantum mechanics of spin and angular momentum are discussed and used to interpret magnetic resonance spectra.

TEXT:

  • Explorations in Physical Chemistry, Atkins, ISBN 071674998X, WH Freeman.
  • Physical Chemistry, McQuarrie, ISBN 0935702997, University Science Books.
  • Quantum Reality, Herbert, ISBN 0385235690, Anchor.
  • Applied Mathematics for Physical Chemistry, Barrante, ISBN 0137417373, Prentice Hall, (not required).

NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to elect the Computational Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 462, 1 credit) in the same term that CHEM 461 is taken.

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CHEM 461. Physical Chemistry I.

Section 200 Meets with Chemistry 570.200.

Instructor(s): David Lubman (dmlubman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 260, PHYSICS 240 (or 260), and MATH 215. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This section is designed to introduce students to a more thorough, research-oriented view of Physical Chemistry. Required for Honors Chemistry concentrators.

This is the second of the three-term physical chemistry sequence CHEM 260/461/463. CHEM 461 builds on the introduction to quantum mechanics that was given in CHEM 260. Students will use the Schrödinger Equation in 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensions to solve exactly a series of important chemical problems including the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor, and the hydrogen atom. Group theory is introduced as an aid for understanding spectroscopic selection rules. Advanced spectroscopy, including transition probabilities, normal vibrational modes, and photoelectron spectroscopies are introduced and then used to deduce molecular structure. The valence-bond and molecular orbital theories of chemical bonding are discussed, and methods for performing quantum chemical calculations, including variational and perturbation methods, are introduced. The quantum mechanics of spin and angular momentum are discussed and used to interpret magnetic resonance spectra.

TEXT:

  • Physical Chemistry, McQuarrie, ISBN 0935702997, University Science Books.
  • Problems & Solutions Manual, Cox, ISBN 0935702431, University Science Books.
  • Atomic Sprectra & Atomic Structure, Gerhard, ISBN 0486601153, Dover Publications.

NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to elect the Computational Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 462, 1 credit) in the same term that CHEM 461 is taken.

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CHEM 462. Computational Chemistry Laboratory.

Instructor(s): Roseanne Sension (rsension@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: MATH 215, and prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 461. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/chem/462/100.nsf

This course introduces modern computational tools for symbolic mathematics and for graphical display (Mathematica and Maple). Examples are given of the use of these tools for solving problems in quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry, including exploration of the functional forms of wave functions, solutions of simple differential equations, and diagonalization of Hamiltonians. Molecular modeling software (HyperChem and CAChe) is introduced and used to perform both ab initio and semi-empirical quantum chemical calculations. The examples used are taken largely from the topics discussed in CHEM 461.

TEXT:

  • Explorations in Physical chemistry, Atkins, ISBN 071674998X, WH Freeman.
  • Applied Mathematics for Physical Chemistry, Barrante, ISBN 0137417373, Prentice Hall (not required).
  • Molecular Modeling, Leach, ISBN 0582382106, Prentice Hall (not required).

NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to elect the first term of Physical Chemistry (CHEM 461, 3 credits) in the same term that CHEM 462 is taken.

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CHEM 463. Physical Chemistry II.

Section 100 Meets with Chemistry 575.100.

Instructor(s): Raoul Kopelman (kopelman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 461/462. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is the third of the three term physical chemistry sequence CHEM 260/461/463 and builds on material presented in both previous courses. The rigorous mathematical theory of classical thermodynamics will be developed, including applications to entropy, heat engines, solution properties, and phase and chemical equilibria. Modern statistical thermodynamics will be introduced. Modern theories of fundamental reaction rates will be used build on the phenomenological kinetics introduced in CHEM 260. Methods for determining and understanding solid state structures will be discussed, building on group theory introduced in CHEM 461.

TEXT: Physical Chemistry, Castellan, 3rd edition, ISBN 0201103869, Addison-Wesley.

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CHEM 467 / GEOSCI 465 / AOSS 467. Biogeochemical Cycles.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Carroll (mcarroll@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: MATH 116, CHEM 210, and PHYSICS 240 (or 260). (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/aoss/467/001.nsf

Biogeochemical cycles describe how carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, and other elements cycle through not only the atmosphere, the oceans, and the landmasses of the earth. This course is useful to students in many fields including engineering, atmospheric science, chemistry, biology, geology, natural resources, and public health. The biogeochemical cycles of water, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur; the atmosphere and oceans as reservoirs and reaction media; the fate of natural and human-made sources of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur compounds; the interactions among major biogeochemical cycles and resultant global change: greenhouse gases, acid rain, and ozone depletion.

TEXT: Global Environment: Water, Air, and Geochemical Cycles, Berner and Berner, Prentice-Hall, 1996.

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CHEM 507. Inorganic Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Marc Johnson (mjaj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 461. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Structural concepts relating to inorganic and organometallic compounds, inorganic stereochemistry, crystal chemistry, point symmetry, ligand field theory, MO theory, catalysis, and generalizations about the periodic table.

TEXT: Symmetry and Structure, by S.F.A. Kettle, 2nd Edition, 1995, Wiley.

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CHEM 511 / MATSCIE 510. Materials Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): M. David Curtis (mdcurtis@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 461, BIOLCHEM 415, CHEM 430; and Permission of course director. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course presents concepts in Materials Chemistry. The main topics include (a) a survey of characterization methods appropriate for solid state materials, including XRD, PES, STM, AFM, SIMS, and thermal methods, (b) syntheses of representative materials, e.g., ceramics via sol-gel, conjugated polymers, inorganic and coordination solids, and nanostructured materials, and (c) materials properties, including electrical, optical, and magnetic behavior, and how these properties are related to molecular and solid state structure.

TEXT:

  • Solid State Chemistry, an Introduction, Smart & Moore, 1995 (2nd Ed. paperback), ISBN: 0412622203, Stanley Thornes Publishing Ltd.
  • Properties of Solids: The Physics of the Chemical Bond, Harrison, 1989, ISBN 0486660214, Dover Publications.

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CHEM 525 / MCDB 525. Chemical Biology I.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Nils Walter (nwalter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 451, 452, 461, and 463. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/chem/525/001.nsf

This is the first of a two course sequence in Chemical Biology. The intent of these courses is to introduce students to the breadth of material contained within the inherently interdisciplinary "Chemical Biology" arena. The course has been designed to cross the traditional disciplinary boundaries of Chemistry. Thus, rather than having traditional bioorganic, bioinorganic, and biophysical sections, the course will focus on case studies chosen so that over the course of the two-term sequence, all of the key concepts in the traditional chemical disciplines are discussed.

TEXT:

  • Structure & Mechanism in Protein Science: Guide to Enzyme Catalysis & Protein Folding, Fersht, ISBN 0716732688, WH Freeman;
  • Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Lippard, ISBN 0935702725, University Science Books;
  • Nucleic Acids: Structures, Properties, & Functions, Bloomfield, ISBN 0935702490, University Science Books;
  • Biochemistry, 1998 Supplement & Solutions Manual, Voet, ISBN 0471326860, Wiley (not required).

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CHEM 538 / MACROMOL 538. Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Adam Matzger (matzger@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 215/216, and 230 or 260. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Chemistry of monomer and polymer synthesis; Mechanistic analysis of reactions. Stereochemistry of polymer structures both natural and synthetic. Scope of subject matter: free radical and ionic polymerization, condensation polymerization, ring opening and nonclassical polymerization. Special topics from the recent literature.

TEXT: Polymers: Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials, Cowie, ISBN 0748740732, Intl Specialized Book Service (Required).

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CHEM 540. Organic Principles.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Gary Glick (gglick@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 312 and 461. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Mechanisms of organic chemical reactions, stereochemistry, and conformational analysis. The important types of organic reactions are discussed. Basic principles are emphasized; relatively little attention is paid to the scope and synthetic applications of the reactions.

TEXT:

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry: Structure & Mechanism, Carey, ISBN 0306462435, Kluwer;
  • Mechanism & Theory in Organic Chemistry, Lowry, ISBN 0060440848, Addison Wesley.

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CHEM 543. Organic Mechanisms.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Edwin Vedejs (edved@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 215/216. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students will learn to propose and write reasonable mechanisms for organic reactions, including complex multi-step processes. Knowledge of the details of the fundamental organic reaction processes also will be gained.

TEXT: The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms, Grossman, ISBN 0387985409, 1998, Springer-Verlag (Required).

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CHEM 545. Analytical Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Richard Sacks (rdsacks@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 447, 461. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course emphasizes the fundamental scientific and technological principles underlying modern analytical chemistry, with an emphasis on bioanalytical chemistry. Major topics of the current offering include chemometrics, biopolymer solution chemistry and physics, diffusive and convective transport processes in separation systems and principles of microfabricated instrumentation and sensors. General principles will be illustrated with applications from current analytical chemistry practice.

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CHEM 567 / AOSS 567. Chemical Kinetics.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): John Gland (gland@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 461 or AOSS 479. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Chemical Kinetics is the study of the rates and mechanisms of systems undergoing chemical change. The extraction of rate data from reacting systems and the utilization of such data in other reacting systems is central to chemistry in the laboratory and in the practical worlds of combustion science, atmospheric science, and chemical synthesis. This course introduces the treatment of complex chemical systems and fundamental ideas about chemical reaction rates in gases and in solutions. Computer software will be utilized to treat complex reaction systems.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • BASIC CONCEPTS: Definitions, Elementary Reaction Rate Laws, Phenomenology.
  • "MACROSCOPIC" KINETICS: Complex Reaction Mechanisms, Kinetic Measurements, Data Analysis, Numerical Solutions.
  • "MICROSCOPIC" KINETICS: Collision Dynamics, Measurements, Statistical Theories, Dynamics in Solution.
  • IMPORTANT APPLICATIONS: Atmospheric Chemistry, Combustion Chemistry.

TEXT: Chemical Kinetics & Dynamics, Steinfeld, ISBN 0137371233, Prentice Hall

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CHEM 570. Molecular Physical Chemistry.

Section 100 Meets with Chemistry 461.100.

Instructor(s): Roseanne Sension (rsension@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 461 and 463. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Chemistry 461.100.

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CHEM 570. Molecular Physical Chemistry.

Section 200 Meets with Chemistry 461.200.

Instructor(s): David Lubman (dmlubman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 461 and 463. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Chemistry 461.200.

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CHEM 571. Quantum Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Eitan Geva (eitan@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 570; Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/chem/571/001.nsf

Constitutes with CHEM 576 a full course for students specializing in physical chemistry. Review of quantum mechanics from a postulational viewpoint; variational and matrix methods, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory; applications to molecular systems including potential energy surfaces and reaction pathways.

TEXT:

  • Quantum Mechanics: Volume One, Cohen-Tannoudji, Dui, Laloe, 1978, ISBN 047116433X, Wiley (Required);
  • Quantum Mechanics: Volume Two, Cohen-Tannoudji et al, 1978, ISBN 0471164356, Wiley (Required);
  • Molecular Quantum Mechanics, Atkins, Friedman, 3rd edition, ISBN 019855947X, Oxford (Required);
  • Modern Quantum Mechanics, Sakurai, 1994, ISBN 0201539292, Addison Wesley (Recommended);
  • Introduciton to Computational Chemistry, Jensen, ISBN 047198426, Wiley (recommended);
  • Molecular Modeling: Principles and Applications, Leach, ISBN 0582382106, Prentice Hall (recommended).

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CHEM 575. Chemical Thermodynamics.

Section 100 Meets with Chemistry 463.100.

Instructor(s): Raoul Kopelman (kopelman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 461. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Chemistry 463.100.

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CHEM 597. Introduction to Graduate Research.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): William Pearson (wpearson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U." May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

All Chemistry Ph.D. students are required to take a first-year graduate research course both Fall and Winter Academic Terms. This course consists of practical hands-on experience in a faculty's lab. Students receive training in research methods and techniques necessary for the successful conduct of dissertation research as the new curriculum changes require.

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CHEM 598. Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training Program (IGERT) Research Rotation.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit four times.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this program, we are seeking to bring together disciplines that are concerned with materials on a scale from the nanoscopic to the microscopic. These length scales for materials bridge the gap between the molecular (chemical) and the micron scale of devices. Chemists are increasingly concerned with complex "supramolecular" arrays, whereas the electronics engineers strive to decrease the sizes of their devices to molecular dimensions. The length scales associated with these disciplines are converging. Unfortunately, the language and laboratory skills that have evolved at the two extremes are quite different, making communication difficult. We envision a program that brings together these disciplines, creates a common language, and will produce a new generation of students skilled in molecularly designed materials. The course helps students establish "critical literacy" in areas outside their core expertise is our proposed research group rotation (RGR). In the RGR, a student will select three research mentors with whom three, short-term research projects will be carried out. Each project will include a definition of the problem, a literature search, some laboratory work, and a final written report The student must interview a minimum of five prospective research mentors before choosing the three RGR mentors. The RGR student will take part in the full life of the host research laboratory, including participating in all group meetings, seminar activities, etc. of the host laboratory/department. At least one of the three research rotations must be outside the students home department and may include a summer term at a participating industrial or government laboratory.

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CHEM 599. Chemistry Biology Interface (CBI) Training Program Research Rotation.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Chemistry Biology Interface (CBI) Training Program, a unique multidisciplinary Ph.D. training program, focuses on the fundamental underlying chemical principles that govern all biological processes. This dynamic new program emphasizes mechanistic and synthetic aspects of research at the chemistry biology interface and leads to a Ph.D. degree in either Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, or Medicinal Chemistry. Students enrolled in the program will gain a broad appreciation of the chemical foundations of biology including synthesis, analysis, and theory and will be prepared to pursue research on a vast array of critical biological problems in academic or industrial settings. Three different University of Michigan departments Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry have combined strengths to create this challenging new program. Each student's course of study is tailored to suit his or her individual goals and includes laboratory rotations in at least two of the participating University departments. To learn more about research in an industrial setting, students will also be encouraged to perform a rotation at the Parke-Davis Research Laboratories adjacent to the University's North Campus. The CBI Training Program offers students the unique opportunity to participate in laboratory rotations at the Parke-Davis Research Laboratories in the following areas:

  1. Medicinal chemistry
  2. Peptides
  3. Structure-based design chemistry
  4. Exploratory chemistry
  5. Computational chemistry
  6. Molecular modeling
  7. Bioorganic chemistry
  8. Structural biology
  9. Analytical research
  10. Combinatorial chemistry
  11. Automated chemical synthesis

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CHEM 649. Electrical Methods in Analytical Chemistry.

Instructor(s): Mark Meyerhoff (mmeyerho@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 447 and Graduate standing. (2-3).

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Fundamentals of modern electroanalytical methods including potentiometry, ion-selective electrodes, gas sensors, voltammetry, amperometry, conductimetry, chemically modified electrodes, pulsed voltammetric techniques, and biosensors. Instrumentation associated with these methods is also examined.

TEXT: Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals..., Bard, ISBN 0471043729, Wiley.

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CHEM 744. Special Topics in Organic Chemistry.

Organometallic Chemistry in Organic Synthesis

Instructor(s): John Wolfe

Prerequisites: CHEM 541. Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Organometallic Chemistry in Organic Synthesis.

TEXT: Transition Metals in the Synthesis of... , Hegedus, ISBN 1891389041, University Science Books.

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CHEM 800. Seminar in Chemical Biology.

Section 100.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2). May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Participation in the departmental seminars is required. Each student is expected to attend regularly one section of the weekly seminars and is required to present one seminar during his/her career. It is necessary to register for 2 credit hours in Chemistry 80X in the term in which a seminar is given and a grade is given on the presentation. This must be done before admission to candidacy. (A later talk, the thesis colloquium, presenting the subject matter of the dissertation is given after the dissertation has been completed.)

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CHEM 801. Seminar in Analytical Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Participation in the departmental seminars is required. Each student is expected to attend regularly one section of the weekly seminars and is required to present one seminar during his/her career. It is necessary to register for 2 credit hours in CHEM 80X in the term in which a seminar is given and a grade is given on the presentation. This must be done before admission to candidacy. (A later talk, the thesis colloquium, presenting the subject matter of the dissertation is given after the dissertation has been completed.)

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CHEM 802. Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Participation in the departmental seminars is required. Each student is expected to attend regularly one section of the weekly seminars and is required to present one seminar during his/her career. It is necessary to register for 2 credit hours in CHEM 80X in the term in which a seminar is given and a grade is given on the presentation. This must be done before admission to candidacy. (A later talk, the thesis colloquium, presenting the subject matter of the dissertation is given after the dissertation has been completed.)

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CHEM 803. Seminar in Organic Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Participation in the departmental seminars is required. Each student is expected to attend regularly one section of the weekly seminars and is required to present one seminar during his/her career. It is necessary to register for 2 credit hours in CHEM 80X in the term in which a seminar is given and a grade is given on the presentation. This must be done before admission to candidacy. (A later talk, the thesis colloquium, presenting the subject matter of the dissertation is given after the dissertation has been completed.)

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CHEM 805. Materials Seminar.

Section 100.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Participation in the departmental seminars is required. Each student is expected to attend regularly one section of the weekly seminars and is required to present one seminar during his/her career. It is necessary to register for 2 credit hours in CHEM 80X in the term in which a seminar is given and a grade is given on the presentation. This must be done before admission to candidacy. (A later talk, the thesis colloquium, presenting the subject matter of the dissertation is given after the dissertation has been completed.)

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CHEM 806. Departmental Tuesday Seminar.

Section 100.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Register for this one hour course only when this credit is needed to make up 9 hours total in a given term. Registration requires permission of research advisor or chair of the Graduate Committee. Registered students will be required to submit a one-page report on the seminar given each week. Students are expected to attend seminars whether registered or not.

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CHEM 807. Departmental Thursday Seminar.

Section 100.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Register for this one hour course only when this credit is needed to make up 9 hours total in a given term. Registration requires permission of research advisor or chair of the Graduate Committee. Registered students will be required to submit a one-page report on the seminar given each week. Students are expected to attend seminars whether registered or not.

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CHEM 808. Departmental Friday Seminar.

Section 100.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Register for this one hour course only when this credit is needed to make up 9 hours total in a given term. Registration requires permission of research advisor or chair of the Graduate Committee. Registered students will be required to submit a one-page report on the seminar given each week. Students are expected to attend seminars whether registered or not.

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CHEM 895. Research in Chemistry.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Approval of Graduate Committee. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Research, the core of Michigan's Ph.D. program, involves applying state-of-the-art experimental techniques and theoretical frameworks toward developing a complete understanding of the nature of chemical and biological systems. Although you will be immersed in your chosen area of concentration, you will be encouraged to pursue an interdisciplinary approach to research. As the questions chemists ask become more complex, our vision must focus beyond fundamental chemical sciences into the interface with other disciplines. Joint studies are offered in many areas such as medicinal chemistry, macromolecular science, chemical physics and biophysics. Research groups in the department are organized into several areas:

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. The development of cutting-edge techniques and their application to real-world analytical problems are the research domains of this group at Michigan. Faculty and student research focuses on immunoassay development; chemical sensors; high-speed chromatographic and electrophoretic separations; mass spectrometry; solid-state NMR, vibrational spectroscopy; and spectroscopic imaging. Faculty and students collaborate regularly with biomedical and industrial scientists to tackle difficult analytical challenges in fields ranging from clinical analysis and gene sequencing to chemical process control and environmental monitoring.

CHEMICAL BIOLOGY. Chemical Biology studies the fundamental chemical principles that govern all biological systems. The Chemistry Department at Michigan is home to an exciting multidisciplinary program at the interface between Chemistry and Biology. Synthesis, measurement, and theory of biological molecules (including proteins and nucleic acids) are important components of the program. Particular areas of expertise are Metallo-Biochemistry, Biological Catalysis, Biomolecular Structure & Function, Chemical Genetics & Bioorganic Chemistry, and Chemical Imaging & Sensors. Research in these areas often involves the synthesis of a particular ligand as a probe of biological function, or the use of chemical, biophysical, molecular biological, and genetic methods to modify and examine biomolecular structure and function. Michigan is one of a select group of universities nationwide funded by the National Institutes of Health specifically to train graduate students in this exciting and interfacial research area that spans the departments of Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry. The Chemical Biology program at Michigan has pioneered the department wide research course system that provides first year students with the opportunity to work in two or three different laboratories before selecting a research mentor. For more information see: http://www.umich.edu/~chembio/

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Inorganic chemists at Michigan pursue a broad array of research topics primarily focused in the areas of bioinorganic and materials chemistry. Current research groups have interests in supramolecular, surface, solid state and polymer chemistry. Objectives include: the design and study of organic-based zeolites and superconductors; microelectronic device structure and reactivity; fire-resistant, liquid-crystalline, and pre-ceramic polymers; catalysts used for oxidation, desulfurization and polymerization of hydrocarbons; high-temperature superconductors; non-linear optical and magnetic materials. There is also a strong interest in bioinorganic chemistry, studies of metal catalyzed reactions in photosynthesis, in elucidating the chemical mechanism of nitrogenase, and in de novo metalloprotein design. Organometallic chemistry, as applied to the activation or recognition of small molecules, represents another area of interest and is often related to biochemical, materials or catalysis themes.

MATERIALS CHEMISTRY. Materials chemistry at Michigan combines well-grounded training in chemical sciences and experiences in the real world of materials. Novel paradigms for the synthesis of monomers for polymeric substances have been undertaken with a keen eye for their metal ligating properties. Whole classes of new substances with unusual thermal, mechanical, electrical and catalytic properties are currently under investigation. Fundamental investigations of the structure and bonding of adsorbed species on surfaces are providing promising leads on corrosion phenomena and new concepts and structures in the design of sensors. Theoretical and experimental studies in supramolecular architecture have led to the development of organic zeolites that have changed the traditional concepts regarding zeolites. Relationships between molecular structure and chemical reactivity are being exploited in designing highly reactive organometallic and metallo-organic precursors for the low temperature synthesis of magnetic, electronic, and structural ceramics. Michigan's program in Materials Chemistry was recently awarded an IGERT (Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training Program) grant from the National Science Foundation to help train the next generation of chemists with interest in materials. For more information see: http://www.umich.edu/~mater/igert.html

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Research in organic chemistry at Michigan is broad in scope yet rigorous in approach. Faculty interests include the development of new synthetic methods for the assembly of complex organic molecules in a stereocontrolled fashion; the synthesis of natural (and unnatural) products with unique biological properties and biomedical significance; the design and synthesis of molecular probes of biochemical function; and the preparation of polymers and other molecules of potential use in new materials applications. Organometallic chemistry using both transition metals and main group elements is an active area of research, spanning the range from synthetic methods development to the design of novel promoters of polymerization. A number of industrially sponsored fellowships in the area of organic chemistry are awarded each year to students in the program.

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Research in physical chemistry at Michigan is aimed at developing a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of chemical phenomena, building on a solid foundation in quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and chemical kinetics. Current faculty efforts involve the design and application of novel theoretical and experimental methods, from the use of EXAFS, EPR, and solid-state and solution NMR, to the development of theoretical and computational models; from the employment of ultra-high vacuum techniques to the application of microwave, X-ray, gamma-ray, and ultrafast laser spectroscopy. The ubiquitous nature of chemistry leads to exploration in a diverse range of areas, including the study of critical phenomena, non-linear systems, complexity theory, and the excitations and chemical processes that occur at surfaces, in nanostructures, in low-dimensional solids, in the atmosphere, in isolated small molecules and clusters, and in biological systems.

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CHEM 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

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Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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CHEM 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Must have Teaching Assistant award. Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

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A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this course.

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CHEM 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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