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Winter Academic Term 2004 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Chemistry


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Winter Academic Term 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


CHEM 420. Intermediate Organic Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Arthur J Ashe III (ajashe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 215/216. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

CHEM 420 is an exploration of selected topics in organic chemistry. The course builds on the basic concepts of structure and reactivity considered in CHEM 210 and 215. Emphasis will be on the mechanisms of organic reactions. Molecular rearrangements and reactions involving the major types of intermediates — carbocations, carboanions, free radicals, and carbenes will be covered in detail. The course is intended to strengthen the student's understanding of modern organic chemistry. It may serve as a terminal course on the topic or as a bridge between the first year of organic chemistry and further study in the area. Grading in the course will be based on three hour examinations and a term paper.

Textbook: "Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms", author Miller.

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CHEM 447. Physical Methods of Analysis.

Section 100 — EXAMS TUES, JAN 28, MAR 4 AND APR 1, 6-8 PM.

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 260 and 241/242. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/chem/447/100.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, Skoog, ISBN 0030020786, Brooks/Cole.

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CHEM 452 / BIOLCHEM 452. Introduction to Biochemistry II.

Section 100 — EXAMS MON, FEB 10 AND WED, MAR 12, 6:00-8:00 PM.

Instructor(s): Robert S Fuller (bfuller@umich.edu), Alexander J Ninfa (aninfa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 451. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is the second in a two-term sequence designed for students who are concentrators in biochemistry. Emphasis is on developing the capacity of the students to think about complex biological processes in terms of the underlying chemistry. Initially nucleic acids and nucleotides are discussed. The biosynthesis of amino acids and their utilization in cellular metabolism, including protein synthesis, serves as a primer for an introduction to biochemical genetics and virology.

TEXT: Biochemistry (with supplement/solutions manual), Voet & Voet, ISBN 0471250902, Wiley.

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CHEM 461. Physical Chemistry I.

Section 100 — EXAMS ON TUES, FEB 11 AND MAR 18, 6-8 PM. Meets with CHEM 570.100.

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 260, PHYSICS 240 (or 260), and MATH 215. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/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 462. Computational Chemistry Laboratory.

Section 100.

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

Prerequisites: MATH 215, and prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 461. (1). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($75) required.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($75) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/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:

  • Applied Mathematics for Physical Chemistry, Barrante, ISBN 0137417373, Prentice Hall (not required).
  • Molecular Modeling, Leach, ISBN 0582382106, Prentice Hall.

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 462. Computational Chemistry Laboratory.

Section 200.

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

Prerequisites: MATH 215, and prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 461. (1). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($75) required.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($75) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/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:

  • Applied Mathematics for Physical Chemistry, Barrante, ISBN 0137417373, Prentice Hall (not required).
  • Molecular Modeling, Leach, ISBN 0582382106, Prentice Hall.

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 200 — [HONORS].

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 461/462. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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, building 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, Laidler, 4th edition, Houghton Mifflin Co, ISBN 061815292x.

Section 200. Honors. This section is designed to introduce students to a more thorough, research oriented view of Physical Chemistry. This is required for Honors Chemistry Concentrators.

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CHEM 521 / BIOPHYS 521. Biophysical Chemistry II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert Zand (rzand@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 461, BIOLCHEM 415, and CHEM 430; and permission of course director. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/biophys/521/001.nsf

See BIOPHYS 521.001.

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CHEM 526 / BIOLOGY 526. Chemical Biology II.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Vincent L Pecoraro (vlpec@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 525. Prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 402 or equivalent. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is the second 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.

TEXTS:

  • Structure & Mechanism in Protein Sci: Guide..., Fersht, WH Freeman, ISBN 0716732688.
  • Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Lippard, University Science Books, ISBN 0935702725.
  • Nucleic Acids: Structures, Properties, & Functions, Bloomfield, University Science Books, ISBN 0935702490.
  • Biochemistry, Voet, Wiley, ISBN 0471326860 (not required).

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CHEM 528 / BIOLCHEM 528 / MEDCHEM 528. Biology and Chemistry of Protein Cofactors.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Neil Marsh (nmarsh@umich.edu), Ron Woodard (rww@umich.edu), Bruce Palfey (brupalf@umich.edu), Rowena Matthews (rmatthew@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (2). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore the roles of organic cofactors, metals and organometallic cofactors in biology, with an emphasis on their roles in catalysis. The lectures will be complemented by assigned reading material from the primary literature and will assume basic familiarity with bioorganic chemistry and biochemistry (CHEM 451 and/or CHEM 525, or their equivalents).

Texts:
"The Organic Chemistry of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions", Silverman, publ Academic Press, ISBN 0126437459 (required).
"Biochemistry", Voet/Voet, 3rd edition, volume 1, publ Wiley, ISBN 0471250902 (recommended).
"Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry", Lippard/Berg, publ University Science Books, ISBN 0935702725 (Recommended).

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CHEM 536 / MACROMOL 536. Laboratory in Macromolecular Chemistry.

Section 001 — Meets with CHEM 436.101.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: CHEM 535 or PHYSICS 418. (2). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Experimental methods for the study of macromolecular materials in solution and in the bulk state.

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CHEM 541. Advanced Organic Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): John P Wolfe (jpwolfe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 540. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Synthetic organic chemistry. The scope and limitations of the more important synthetic reactions are discussed within the framework of multistep organic synthesis.

TEXTS:
Advanced Organic Chemistry, part B, Carey & Sundberg, 4th edition, Kluwer, ISBN 0306462451 (required).
Classics in Total Synthesis, Nicolaou, Wiley, ISBN 3527292314.

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CHEM 541. Advanced Organic Chemistry.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): John P Wolfe (jpwolfe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 540. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Synthetic organic chemistry. The scope and limitations of the more important synthetic reactions are discussed within the framework of multistep organic synthesis.

TEXTS:
Advanced Organic Chemistry, part B, Carey & Sundberg, 4th edition, Kluwer, ISBN 0306462451 (required).
Classics in Total Synthesis, Nicolaou, Wiley, ISBN 3527292314.

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CHEM 542. Applications of Physical Methods to Organic Chemistry.

Section 100.

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 260, 241/242, and 312. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/chem/542/100.nsf

Applications of infrared, ultraviolet, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; optical rotary dispersion, mass spectrometry; and other physical methods to the study of the structure and reactions of organic compounds.

TEXT: Organic Structural Spectroscopy, Lambert, ISBN 0132586908, Prentice Hall. Basic One-and Two-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy, Friebolin, ISBN 3527295135, Wiley.

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CHEM 565. Nuclear Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Henry C Griffin (hcg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Intended for graduate students and seniors. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Radioactive decay; nuclear reactions; origin and distribution of the elements; radiation detection and spectroscopy; radiochemical techniques; chemistry at very low concentrations; chemical aspects of nuclear fuel cycles (including nuclear waste). Intended for upper-level undergraduates in physical science or graduate students.

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CHEM 570. Molecular Physical Chemistry.

Section 100 — Meets with CHEM 461.100.

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 461 and 463. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CHEM 576. Statistical Mechanics.

Section 100.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Constitutes with 571 a full course for students specializing in physical chemistry. The foundation of equilibrium statistical mechanics and applications to problems of chemical interest. Included are discussions of imperfect gases and liquids, mixtures, solids, quantum statistics, surface chemistry and polymers.

Text: "Statistical Mechanics", McQuarrie, University Science Books, ISBN 1891389157.

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CHEM 580. Molecular Spectra and Structure.

Section 100 — Chemical Spectroscopy.

Instructor(s): Robert R Sharp (rrsharp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 570. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/chem/580/100.nsf

The theory of atomic and molecular spectroscopy: electronic, vibrational, rotational spectra, plus an introduction to electron spin resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance. Theoretical topics include time-dependent and time-independent quantum mechanics, and fundamental theoretical tools of the Theory of Angular Momentum: Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients, Spherical Tensors, Wigner Rotation Matrices.

Text: "Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy", Struve, publ Wiley, ISBN 0471854247.

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CHEM 597. Introduction to Graduate Research.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Vincent L Pecoraro

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

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 elected up to four times for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mater/igert.html

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). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~michchem/cbi/

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 602 / BIOPHYS 602 / CMBIOL 602. Protein Crystallography: Principles of Macromolecular Crystallography.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Martha L Ludwig

Prerequisites: Physical Chemistry. Graduate standing. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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CHEM 603 / BIOPHYS 503. Biomolecular NMR: Structure & Dynamics in Solution & Solids.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Erik R P Zuiderweg (zuiderwe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See BIOPHYS 503.001.

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CHEM 616. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Mark M Banaszak Holl (mbanasza@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: CHEM 507 and 570. Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The application of theoretical principles to the experimental observations of modern inorganic chemistry: ligand field and molecular orbital theory of complex ions, structural chemistry, magnetic properties, ESR, Mossbauer spectra, NQR.

TEXTS:
Structural Methods in Inorganic Chemistry, Ebsworth, CRC Press, ISBN 0849377323.
Crystal Structure Determination, Clegg, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198559011.

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CHEM 646. Separation Processes.

Section 100.

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 545 and Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Requirements for analytical and preparational separations.

  • Pertinent phase rule considerations;
  • theoretical plate concepts;
  • efficiency calculations for multistage processes;
  • nature of adsorption.

Theory and practice of:

  1. precipitation and crystallization
  2. volatilization and distillation; and
  3. extraction, partition and distribution processes, especially ion-exchange, liquid-liquid extraction, and various types of adsorption and partition chromatography (gas, paper, thin-layer, etc.)

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CHEM 649. Electrical Methods in Analytical Chemistry.

Section 100.

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 447 and Graduate standing. (2-3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-3).

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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 711. Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry.

Section 100.

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 507. Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Inorganic chemistry as a discipline is beginning to be transformed on the intellectual and practical levels. Specifically, the last ten years have witnessed an explosion of activities concerned with the assembly of chemical structures from molecular building blocks, which in turn have brought forward new concepts that are changing the way chemists (in particular inorganic chemists) practice the synthesis of materials and view structures. Indeed, the field of design and assembly of finite and infinite structures is beginning to take shape with distinct conceptual frameworks emerging for its practice. These new approaches transcend the traditional boundaries of inorganic and organic chemistry, and provide a new thinking for chemists interested in the designed assembly of structures.

This course will highlight these developments by presenting the underlying geometric principles of design and assembly of ordered finite and infinite chemical structures from molecular shapes. Synthetic routes will be discussed for inorganic, organic, metal-organic, and protein structures produced by linking molecular building blocks. Examples of some topics to be dealt with:

  • Rings, knots, polyhedra, and cages
  • Polyhedral clusters, supertetrahedra, dendrimers
  • Rods — cylinder tilings, helices, ladders, etc.
  • Plane tilings and layer structures
  • 3D-periodic nets, tilings of space, interpenetration and composite structures
  • Minimal surfaces and other bicontinuous structures
  • Use of structural and other databases

The course will allow students to explore and address questions such as:

  1. What structures are expected to form from the assembly of molecular shapes?
  2. Among an infinite number of possible structures that could form from a given molecular building block, which ones are the most important to know and why?
  3. What are the synthetic approaches that the designer could employ for achieving the synthesis of a target structure?
  4. Is there a conceptual framework that would allow chemists to properly read, interpret, and, if necessary, simplify crystal structures?

The grades will be assigned based on participation and oral and written team reports.

Text: "The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals", Crabtree, publ Wiley, ISBN 0471184233.

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CHEM 720. Chemical Sciences at the Interface of Education (CSIE) Seminar.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Brian P Coppola (bcoppola@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Permission if instructor. Graduate standing. (1). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~michchem/csie/

Special seminar designed to discuss effective teaching strategies and methods to assess teaching effectiveness. Supervised teaching experiences in conjunction with an accelerated entrance into the research laboratory enable CSIE students to gain experience in curriculum revision for undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses.

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CHEM 800. Seminar in Chemical Biology.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): E Neil G Marsh (nmarsh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2). May be repeated for credit for a maximum 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): Zhan Chen (zhanc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

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): Omar M Yaghi (oyaghi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

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 803. Seminar in Organic Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): John P Wolfe (jpwolfe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

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 804. Seminar in Physical Chemistry.

Section 100.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

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 805. Materials Seminar.

Section 100.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

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). May not be repeated for credit.

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): Roseanne J Sension (rsension@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

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 808. Departmental Friday Seminar.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Carol A Fierke (fierke@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

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 895. Research in Chemistry.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Approval of Graduate Committee. Graduate standing. Permission of instructor required. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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CHEM 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate (Prerequisites enforced at registration). (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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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