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CHEM 710/7100 - Advanced Main Group Chemistry

Semester: Spring 2021 Professor: M. Denk | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
This on-line course discusses influential original research papers and reviews from the recent literature. The topics will be taken from the fields of synthetic and theoretical main group chemistry excluding solids. The course material will be distributed through course link and via e-mail. First Lecture                                                                     Tue, May 18th ...

CHEM 737/7370 - Enzymes

Semester: Spring 2021 Professor: J. Honek | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
This graduate course will address the underlying principles of enzymatic catalysis (with examples) along with discussion of techniques that are applied to this area. This course will focus on the protein itself and how its structure contributes to catalysis. Subtopics will include protein dynamics, electrostatic potential, active-site geometry and transition state stabilization among other factors that contribute to enzyme catalysis and substrate selectivity. The chemical mechanism of ...

CHEM 750/7500 - Nanotechniques

Semester: Spring 2021 Professor: K. T. Leung | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
Introduction to basic principles of the common tools used for materials research and nanosciences; hands-on training of sample preparation, use and operation as well as data analysis involving common nanotool instrument systems, including light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and related techniques, X-ray diffraction, optical spectroscopy and/or electron spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy. ...

CHEM 760/7600 - Organometallic Reagents in Organic Synthesis

Semester: Spring 2021 Professor: W. Tam | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Guelph
The use of transition metals in organic synthesis has increased dramatically in the last two decades. Transition metal catalysts provide new opportunities for highly selective reactions that are not achievable by traditional synthetic methods. Many compounds or molecular frameworks that were impossible to make two decades ago could now be synthesized efficiently by the use of transition metal catalysts. The following topics will be covered in this course: Basic Concepts in Organometallic ...

CHEM 710/7100 - Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: M. Schlaf | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
This course will provide an introduction and overview of the field of catalysis using (supported) heterogeneous metal/metal oxide and transition metal complexes focusing on general principles and reaction patterns of catalytically active transition metal centres,  metal/metal oxide surfaces and supported metals. mechanisms: kinetic and thermodynamic parameters and how to determine them. activation of small molecules such as hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon ...

CHEM 712/7120 - X-Ray Diffraction

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: J. Assoud | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Waterloo
This course will examine, in detail, the theory and the practice of the x-ray structure determination. We will review the definition of the crystal structure, unit cell, crystal systems, Bravais lattices and describe the crystal structure of some elements (BCC, CCP, HCP…), binary (e.g. NaCl…), and ternary (CaTiO3 …) and other solids (Ba2YCu3O7-x …). We will introduce the notion of symmetry operations and their symmetry ...

CHEM 720/7200 - Mass Spectrometry

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: W. Gabryelski | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 731/7310-01 - Biomolecular NMR

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: T. Dieckmann | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
This course covers the basics of biomolecular NMR spectroscopy and its application to protein and nucleic acid structure determination. Among the topics discussed are: • Basics of NMR spectroscopy • Spectrometer hardware • Types of pulse sequences and their application • Extracting NMR parameters from spectra • Types and use of software for the analysis of NMR spectra and structure calculation/analysis • Preparation and writing of a ...

CHEM 731/7310-02 - Bioorganic Hands-on Carbohydrate Structural Analysis

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: M. Monteiro | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 750/7500 - Topics in Computational Chemistry

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: L. Chen | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
This course will cover a variety of topics in computational chemistry. Molecular simulation: molecular dynamics in various ensembles, Monte Carlo. Extracting properties from simulations: free energy, dynamical properties from time-correlation functions. Electronic structure theory: Hartree-Fock, density functional theory. ...

CHEM 770/7700 - Principles of Polymer Science

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: M. Gauthier | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 773/7730-01 - Polymer Synthesis and Self-Assembly

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
The course starts with an introduction to the design and synthesis of polymers with define chemical structures. A number of polymerization techniques will be descried briefly, including anionic, living free radical and migration insertion polymerizations. The principles guiding self-assembly behaviour of block copolymers and other building blocks will be discussed, followed by the material applications of the assembled polymeric nanomaterials. 1. Polymerization techniques (6-9 ...

CHEM 773/7730-02 - Polymerization and Polymer Reactions

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: M. Gauthier | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 784/7840 - Foundations of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Literature Review

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: S. Hopkins | | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 727/7270 - Separations

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: J. Pawliszyn | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Waterloo
Material to be covered will be drawn from the topics outlined below: SEPARATIONS IN ENGINEERING AND ANALYTICAL PROCESSES UNIT PROCESSES: (Distillation, Extraction, Membrane Separation, Intermolecular Interactions) SAMPLE PREPARATION TECHNIQUES: LLE, SPE, SPME, SFE MEMBRANE SEPARATIONS CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES Gas (GLC, GSC); Liquid (LLC, LSC, GPC, IEC, Affinity); Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC) PHYSIOCHEMICAL ...

CHEM 731/7310-01 - Biochemical Pharmacology

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: M. Palmer | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
Course objective:  Understand the biochemical principles of drug action Overview of topics Introduction Pharmacodynamics: General principles of drug action Pharmacokinetics: Uptake, distribution, and elimination of drugs Pharmacology of nerve and muscle cells G protein-coupled receptors as drug targets Drugs that modulate nitric oxide signaling Eicosanoid mediators and related drugs Drugs ...

CHEM 731-7310-02 (TOX 6200) - Advanced Topics in Toxicology

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: R. Manderville | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Guelph
Advanced topics in toxicology will include oral presentations by students, faculty members, and guest lecturers. The emphasis will be on advanced concepts and techniques in toxicology research with particular relevance to mechanistic, molecular and interpretive toxicology. Pre-Requisite(s): N/A Restriction(s): Credit may be obtained for only one of TOX*6200/CHEM*731 or TOX*4200 Method of Delivery: On-line via Zoom on ...

CHEM 740/7400 - Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
The focus of the course will be electronic structure theory with a smaller section on vibronic coupling. The course will cover a description of the basic electronic structure problem introducing an atomic orbital basis set, Slater determinants and the Slater-Condon rules. Then we will cover Hartree-Fock theory in fair detail. We will move on to the technique of second quantization and we will first cover vibrational problems, inclucing vibronic coupling, going beyond the Born-Oppenheimer ...

CHEM 750/7500-01 - Electroanalysis at the Nanoscale

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: A. Chen | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
This course will introduce fundamentals of electrode kinetics, reaction mechanisms and electrochemical methods. Electroanalytical techniques and their roles in modern analytical chemistry will be surveyed. The development of nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensor and biosensor in medical, pharmaceutical, environmental and food safety applications will be explored. ...

CHEM 750/7500-02 - Electronic Structure and Properties of Materials: From Molecules to Bulk

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the electronic structures of various technologically relevant materials. The electronic structures will be examined from both molecular and solid-state aspects. Optical, electrical, magnetic, and mechanical properties of functional materials will be discussed with respect to their electronic structures. The materials of interest will include metals, insulators, semiconductors, and conductive polymers. The course will also introduce ...

CHEM 7500-03/NANO 701-702 - Nanoscale Surfaces/Interfaces & Spectro-microscopy

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
CHEM 7500/NANO 701 Surfaces and interfaces are integral part of all materials, and play a key role in many scientific and technological processes. Surfaces and interfaces are important in semiconductor industry, device fabrication, catalysis, medical diagnosis and treatment, and nanoscience and nanotechnology in general. Due to the reduced sizes of nanostructures, surfaces make up a very large portion of nanomaterials. The objective of this course is to introduce ...

CHEM 769/7690 - Physical Organic Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: A. Schwan | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Guelph
Physical organic chemistry, including a discussion of reactive intermediates, substituent effects, pericyclic reactions, radical chemistry and a basic theoretical description of the bonding in organic molecules. Method of Presentation: One 2 1/2 hour lecture per week, Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm by remote, live lectures on TEAMS. First lecture is Tues. Jan. 5, 2021. There will be no lectures during reading week (Feb. 18). CONTENT ...

CHEM 773/7730-01 - Polymerizations Beyond Radical and Condensation Polymerization

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer |
Refresher on basic concepts: Homopolymers vs. copolymers, molecular weight distributions and averages, polydispersity, free radical addition polymerization. Emulsion polymerization: Initiators, surfactants and other components. Polymerization rate and molecular weight control. Copolymerization equation, monomer reactivity ratios. Types of behaviors: random, alternating, blocky copolymers. Integrated copolymerization equation. Copolymer microstructure. Multicomponent ...

CHEM 773/7730-02 - Living Polymerization Techniques

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer |
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CHEM 784/7840 - Foundations of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Literature Review

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: M. Monteiro | | Campus: Guelph
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