Course Offerings: Spring 2021

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 ...