Course Offerings: Fall 2021

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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