Academic Catalog

Chemistry (3150)

3150:501. Biochemistry Lecture I. (3 Credits)

Biochemistry of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids: structure/function relations. Enzymes as catalysts: kinetics and regulation. Cofactors.

3150:502. Biochemistry Lecture II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3150:501. Overview of metabolism; thermodynamics; carbohydrate, fatty acid, amino acid, and nucleoside anabolism and catabolism; hormonal control of metabolism. Photosynthesis.

3150:506. Biochemistry of Gene Expression. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:501, or permission of the department. DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis, translation and transcription. Gene function and expression, cell cycle and cancer, genetic engineering, gene silencing, gain of function studies.

3150:572. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. (3 Credits)

Concepts of atomic structure integrated in systematic classification of elements. Periodic table. Chemistry of the representative elements. Transition elements including coordination compounds, organometallics and metal carbonyls.

3150:590. Workshop in Chemistry. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated) Group studies of special topics in chemistry. May not be used to meet undergraduate or graduate major requirements in chemistry.

3150:592. Special Topics: Chemical Education. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated up to 6 credits) Consideration of topics in chemical education.

3150:599. Master's Degree Research. (1-6 Credits)

For properly qualified candidates for master's degree. Supervised original research in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical or biochemistry.

3150:603. Biochemistry Lecture III. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:501 and 3150: 502. DNA, RNA and protein metabolism. Translation and transcription. Gene function and expression.

3150:610. Basic Quantum Chemistry. (3 Credits)

Quantum mechanics with applications to molecular systems. Includes angular momentum, molecular hamiltonians, variation and perturbation methods and molecular orbital theories.

3150:611. Spectroscopy. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3150:610. Interaction of light with matter, linear and nonlinear spectroscopies. Rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. Radiationless transitions and photochemistry.

3150:619. Transition-Metal Organometallics. (3 Credits)

The organometallic chemistry of the transition metal elements. Topics covered include synthesis, characterization methods, structure, bonding, reactivity, and application.

3150:620. Main Group Organometallics. (3 Credits)

The organometallic chemistry of main group elements. Topics covered include synthesis, characterization methods, structure, bonding, reactivity, and applications.

3150:625. Chemistry Seminar. (1 Credit)

Lectures on current research topics in chemistry by invited speakers.

3150:629. Physical Inorganic Chemistry. (3 Credits)

Detailed treatment of chemistry of transition elements. Group theoretical applications, ligand field theory, kinetics and mechanism magnetism, electronic spectra, molecular orbital theory.

3150:630. Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry II. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3150:629. Detailed treatment of chemistry of transition elements. Group theoretical applications, ligand field theory, kinetics and mechanism, electronic spectra, molecular orbital theory.

3150:631. Metals in Medicine. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3150:572. This course will cover the synthesis and development of metal based medicines including the tumor drug cisplatin, technetium 99m based imaging agents, and silver antimicrobials.

3150:635. Thermodynamics & Statistical Thermodynamics. (3 Credits)

Rigorous treatment of laws of thermodynamics and their applications to selected chemical systems. Fundamentals of statistical thermodynamics and applications to systems in chemical equilibrium.

3150:636. Chemical Kinetics. (3 Credits)

Phenomenological kinetics, experimental methods of investigation and analysis of reaction systems. Theoretical treatments of reaction rates.

3150:640. Chemical Separations. (3 Credits)

General theory, instrumentation and application of methods of separation. Emphasis on modern chromatographic techniques and recent advances.

3150:641. Spectral Methods. (3 Credits)

Theory and application of instrumental measurements. Interpretation of data.

3150:645. X-Ray Crystallography. (3 Credits)

The theoretical and practical aspects of single crystal x-ray crystallography are discussed. Topics covered include diffraction, space groups, structure solution and refinement.

3150:670. Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds. (3 Credits)

Determination of the structures of organic compounds by spectroscopic analysis: ORD/CD, UV-VIS spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, FT-NMR spectroscopy, 2D-NMR.

3150:679. Inorganic Polymers. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3150:572 or permission of instructor. Synthesis, structure, bonding, characterization, and applications of polysiloxanes, polyphosphazenes, polysilanes, polycarbosilanes, poly(ferroceneophanes), sol-gel materials, coordination polymers and related materials.

3150:683. Mechanistic & Synthetic Organic Chemistry I. (3 Credits)

Introduction to the structural and mechanistic aspects of organic reactions: HMO calculations, acids and bases, equilibrium, kinetics, linear free energy relationships, reactive intermediates, reaction mechanisms.

3150:684. Mechanistic & Synthetic Organic Chemistry II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3150:683. Synthetic organic chemistry from a mechanistic perspective: nucleophilic and electrophilic substitution and addition reactions, carbonyl chemistry, functional group manipulations, oxidations, reductions, cycloaddition reactions.

3150:699. Master's Thesis. (1-6 Credits)

For properly qualified candidates for master's degree. Supervised original research in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical or biochemistry.

3150:710. Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated) Topics in advanced analytical chemistry. Electroanalysis, activation analysis, atomic absorption spectrometry, mass spectrometry, liquid-liquid, liquid-solid and gas chromatography, ion exchange, thermoanalytical methods, separations, standards, sampling, recent developments.

3150:711. Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated) Consideration of topics in modern inorganic chemistry such as coordination compounds, chemistry of the solid state, representative elements, nonaqueous solvents, organometallic compounds, homogeneous catalysis.

3150:712. Special Topics in Organic Chemistry. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated) Topics in advanced organic chemistry such as natural products, heterocyclic compounds, photochemistry.

3150:713. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated) Subjects from modern physical chemistry.

3150:715. Special Topics: Biochemistry. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated) Recent developments in areas of biochemistry.

3150:720. Advanced Biochemical Techniques. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3150:502. An advanced lecture course on physical techniques in biochemistry. Includes optical and hydrodynamic methods; radioanalytical techniques, scattering and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

3150:722. Enzymatic Reactions. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:501 and 3150:502. Mechanisms of enzyme catalyzed reactions, general aspects and specific examples for phosphory, acyl, glycosyl transfers, eliminations, oxidation/reduction, isomerization and rearrangements. Chemistry of cofactors.

3150:724. Bioinorganic Chemistry. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:501 and 3150:502. Survey of the structure and properties of metal ion complexes with amino acids, nucleotides, metabolites and macromolecules; metal ion metabolism; metals in medicine.

3150:726. Advanced Metabolism. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:501 and 3150:502. Study of advanced pathways in carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism with emphasis placed on metabolic dysfunction.

3150:740. Physical Organic Chemistry. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:683 and 3150:684. An advanced treatment of the theory and mechanisms of organic chemistry: FMO theory, molecular mechanics, molecular strain, kinetics, thermodynamics, acidity functions, linear free energy relationships.

3150:750. Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:683 and 3150:684. An advanced treatment of organic functional group manipulations in the context of the total synthesis of natural products.

3150:899. Doctoral Dissertation. (1-16 Credits)

Open to qualified student accepted as a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry. Supervised original research undertaken in organic, inorganic, physical, analytical or biochemistry.