University of Vermont

2007-08 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 201 - Advanced Chemistry Lab
Laboratory and discussion only. Laboratory problems requiring modern analytical, physical, and inorganic synthetic techniques. Prerequisites: 142 or 144; credit for or concurrent enrollment in 161 or 162, and 221.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CHEM 202 - Advanced Chemistry Lab
Laboratory only. Laboratory problems requiring modern analytical, physical, and inorganic synthetic techniques. Prerequisites: 201.
Credits: 2.00
CHEM 205 - Biochemistry I
Introduction to chemistry and structure of biological macromolecules; examination of mechanisms of chemical processes in biological systems including enzyme catalysis, biosynthesis, regulation, and information transfer. Prerequisite: CHEM 142 or CHEM 144. Cross-listed with: BIOC 205 and MMG 205.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 206 - Biochemistry II
Continuation of Biochemistry I. Biochemistry of nucleic acids; nucleic acid based processes, such as replication and transcription; cellular information transfer, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisite: CHEM 205. Cross-listed with: BIOC 206 and MMG 206.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 207 - Biochemistry Lab
Introduction to biochemical tools, including spectrometry, chromatography, and electrophoresis; natural and recombinant enzyme isolation; assays of DNA-modifying enzymes; computer-based structure/function exercises. Co-requisite: CHEM 205 or CHEM 206. Cross-listed with: BIOC 207 and MMG 207.
Credits: 2.00
CHEM 214 - Polymer Chemistry
Polymer size and weight distributions. Kinetic models for step polymerization, addition polymerization, copolymerization. Physical properties, characterization of polymers in the solid state and in solution. Prerequisites: 144, 162. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 221 - Instrumental Analysis
Systematic survey of modern methods of chemical analysis. Fundamental principles and applications of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and separation techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 121. Credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 161 or CHEM 162 strongly recommended.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 223 - Mass Spectrometry
This course covers basic aspects of modern mass spectrometry instrumentation and techniques as well as specific applications relevant to the students in the course. Prerequisites: 142 or 144 and 221 or instructor's permission.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 224 - Chemical Separations
Theory and practice of chromatographic separations. Emphasis on gas-liquid, liquid-liquid, and liquid-solid chromatography. Prerequisite: CHEM 221. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 225 - Electroanalytical Chemistry
Principles of modern electrochemical analysis focusing mainly on finite current methods - voltammetry, polarography, chronoamperometry, cyclic voltammetry, etc. Introductory to modern operational amplifier instrumentation. Double layer theory and electron transfer kinetics. Prerequisite: 161. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 226 - Analytical Spectroscopy
Principles of optical spectroscopic methods of analysis. Emphasis on theory and practice of atomic spectroscopy and new molecular spectroscopic methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 221. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 227 - Spec Topics in Analytical Chem
Selected topics of current interest in analytical chemistry. New techniques and methodologies, especially in chemical instrumentation. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 228 - Spec Topics in Analytical Chem
Selected topics of current interest in analytical chemistry. New techniques and methodologies, especially in chemical instrumentation. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 231 - Adv Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced group theory; electronic transitions in metal complexes and spectroscopic analysis; inorganic substitution and electron transfer mechanisms; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic processes; bioinorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: 131.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 234 - Organometallic Chemistry
Systematic survey of synthesis, properties, structures, bonding, and reactions of both main group and transition series organometallic compounds. Variation of structure and metal-carbon bond stability throughout periodic system. Prerequisite: 231. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 236 - Physical Inorganic Chemistry
Fundamental physical basis for spectroscopic techniques and other observable phenomena important to field of inorganic chemistry. Topics include ligand field theory, magnetism, magnetic resonance, Mossbauer spectroscopy, and optical activity. Prerequisites: 161, 231. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 237 - SpecTopic: Inorganic Chemistry
Areas of current interest involving inorganic systems such as bioinorganic, solid state and polymers with unusual properties. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 238 - SpecTopic: Inorganic Chemistry
Areas of current interest involving inorganic systems such as bioinorganic, solid state and polymers with unusual properties. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 241 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
Stereochemistry, reactivity criteria, reaction mechanisms, and synthetic methods stressed. Reactive intermediates such as carbanions, carbocations, carbenes, and free radicals used to systematize mechanistic discussions. Prerequisites: 142, 162.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 242 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
Detailed mechanistic descriptions of processes which may include enolate reactions and stereochemical considerations, addition processes such as halogenation, cycloadditions, hydroboration, hydride and metal-ammonia reductions, annelations such as biomimetic cyclizations, oxidation processes, rearrangements, eliminations, and examinations of approaches to multistep syntheses. Prerequisite: CHEM 241.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 251 - Physical Organic Chemistry
Structure-reactivity relationships, molecular properties and their interpretation. Methods and results of investigations of mechanisms of common organic reactions. Prerequisites: 142, 162. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 257 - Special Topics in Organic Chem
Advanced level discussion of specific topics in organic chemistry of current interest such as photochemistry, carbenes, bioorganic chemistry, magnetic resonance, etc. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 258 - Special Topics in Organic Chem
Advanced level discussion of specific topics in organic chemistry of current interest such as photochemistry, carbenes, bioorganic chemistry, magnetic resonance, etc. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 262 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Systematic study of application of thermodynamics to chemical problems. Concepts of statistical thermodynamics introduced. Prerequisites: 161, 162. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 263 - Intro to Quantum Mechanics
General considerations of quantum mechanics. Development of techniques pertinent to application of quantum mechanics to chemical problems. Prerequisite: CHEM 161, CHEM 162. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 264 - Fundamentals of Spectroscopy
In-depth discussion of the theory of molecular states and transitions between them, with applications to electronic spectroscopy. Explicit treatment of vibrations in molecules. Prerequisites: 161, Math.121. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 265 - Statistical Mechanics
Development of statistical mechanics and its application to problems of chemical interest. Prerequisites: CHEM 161, CHEM 162; CHEM 263 recommended. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 267 - Special Topics in Phys Chem
Advanced discussion of physical chemistry and chemical physics, group theory, solid state, molecular orbital theory, irreversible thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanisms, solution theory, calculations, spectroscopy. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 268 - Special Topics in Phys Chem
Advanced discussion of physical chemistry and chemical physics, group theory, solid state, molecular orbital theory, irreversible thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanisms, solution theory, calculations, spectroscopy. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 285 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 286 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 291 - Undergrad Research
Special study in inorganic, analytical, physical, or organic chemistry with an assigned staff member. Findings submitted in written form. Prerequisite: Departmental permission. Credit as arranged with maximum of four hours per semester and 12 hours for the undergraduate program.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 342 - Natural Products: Alkaloids
The major classes of alkaloids surveyed from a biogenetic point of view. Classical and modern degradation methods, total syntheses and biosynthetic incorporation of labeled compounds. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 242. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 344 - Natural Products: Terpenes
The chemistry of mono, sesqui, di and triterpenes, including degradations, structure proofs, total syntheses, rearrangement reactions, and biogenesis. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 242. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 381 - Grad Seminar
Current problems and literature.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 382 - Grad Seminar
Current problems and literature.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 388 - Rsch Prob Conception&Solution
Independent origination of research problems and the methods of their solution. Required of all doctoral candidates. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. This course shall be completed at least six months in advance of the Ph.D. dissertation defense, and in no case later than the end of the seventh semester of Graduate studies at UVM.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
CHEM 395 - Independent Lit Rsch Project
Reading and literature research culminating in the preparation of a comprehensive and critical review of a topic of current interest in chemistry.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
CHEM 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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