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CHEM 454: Transition Metal Chemist

Systematic chemistry of the transition and inner-transition elements. Bioinorganic compounds.

CHEM 452: Solid State Chemistry

Crystal structure; Solid Solutions, Defect structures. Solid state reactions and control. Electronic structure of Solids – metals, insulators and semi-conductors; electrically conducting organic solids; superconductivity. Magnetic properties; Optical...

CHEM 441: Chemistry of Natural Products

Structure, reactions and synthesis of carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, nucleotides and nucleic acids, oxygen heterocycles, alkaloids, terpenoids and steroids.

CHEM 439: Organometallic Chemistry

Definition and classification. Preparation and reactions of the organometallic compounds of the Main Group elements, and of the d-block Transition elements; Organometallics as useful synthetic intermediates.

CHEM 438: Medicinal Chemistry

Definition of Medicinal Chemistry. Classification of Drugs. Principles of drug action: Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics. Agonists and Antagonists; the Receptor Theory. Drug absorption, distribution and excretion; Bioavailability and...

CHEM 424: Molecular Spectroscopy

Electrical and magnetic properties of molecules in relation to molecular structure and spectra – pure rotational, infra-red, Raman, electronic, nuclear magnetic resonance.

CHEM 423: Polymer Chemistry and Technology

Functionality concepts and applications in industrial synthesis of polymers, with reference to e.g. rubber, plastics, fibres, coatings and adhesives industries. Mechanism and kinetics of polymerisation; Co-polymerisation; relationship between structure and...

CHEM 418: Photochemistry

Laws of photochemistry. Interaction of light with atoms; primary photophysical processes of polyatomic molecules; Photochemistry of carbonyl compounds and alkenes. Photochemical techniques.

CHEM 412: Surface Chemistry and Colloids

Physical chemistry of surfaces; adsorption; catalytic behavior. Colloids.

CHEM 405: Reaction Kinetics

General dynamics; kinetics of reactions; determination of order; application of the steady-state approximation; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; photochemical sources of energy for kinetic reactions.

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