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课程要求基于以色列工程技术学院的教学课程,这些课程全部是英文授课

硕士计划

3年学士学位毕业生:30学分
4年学士学位毕业生:16学分

博士计划

持有硕士学位者需6学分

一个学期内通过“综合英语”考试

三个学期内要求学习“学术写作”课程(只限博士生)

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ChemTech International Graduate Program in Chemistry Schulich Faculty of Chemistry Course Listings

Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Boranes, and Hoffmann’s isolobal theory. Chemistry of groups III, IV, V, VII Fischer and Schrock carbene chemistry. Bio-inorganic chemistry. Activation of small molecules. Non-metal chemistry. Chemistry of lanthanides and actinides.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 1.5
The laboratory is intended to give the student a good working knowledge of modern laboratory techniques as applied to the preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds. The laboratory will be given in 6 weekly hours of half a semester.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 1.5
Introduction to advanced analytical laboratory methods.
Weekly hours: 4
Credit points: 2
Modern analytical methods for environmental analysis, sampling methods, and trace analyses (PPB range). Electroanalytical and spectrophotometric methods for analysis of sulfates, nitrates and heavy metals in water. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) analysis in air by standard environmental methods (EPA). GC monitoring of organic air contamination.
Weekly hours: 8
Credit points: 3
Development of skills in advanced inorganic and organometallic chemistry. Vacuum and Schlenk technology. The work will be performed under inert and gloved box conditions.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Principles, methods and innovations in structural biology: the basis of macromoleculations structure, methods of structure determination, X-ray and electron diffraction, EM, NMR, and spectroscopic methods. The relationship between structure and function. Selected topics in structural biology.
Weekly hours: 2+1
Credit points: 3
Section A: The solid state: crystal lattices, lattice vibrations, electrons in solids, chemical bonding in solids, metals, semiconductors, and magnetic properties.
Section B: The liquid state: equation of state and intermolecular forces, random motions, liquid crystals and diffusion.
Section C: Macromolecules: distribution of masses, light scattering, the ultracentrifuge, viscosity, elasticity, and crystallinity.
Section D: Elementary theory of scattering, reactive scattering, and the statistical theory of unimolecular reactions.
Remark: This course will be based continuously on sections A and B, and alternatively on sections C or D according to availability of lecturers.
Weekly hours: 8
Credit points: 3
Topics: Properties of surfaces: Thermodynamics and interfaces. Structure of solid surfaces. Electronic properties of surfaces and interfaces. Interaction of gas molecules with solid surfaces. Chemical adsorption, Physical adsorption, and adsorption isotherms. Properties of the adsorbed layer. Experimental methods in surface studies. Methods in surface research.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Atoms, molecules and nanostructures in a laser field: harmonic generation, ionization, and optical lattices. Coherent quantum control of chemical processes using ultra-short laser pulses. Thermodynamics of surfaces and boundary layers. Chemical and physical absorption catalysis, and surface science investigations. Quantum dynamics and kinetics of processes between a molecule and its thermal environment.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Spectroscopy and microscopy of nano crystals. Solid state NMR spectroscopy. Macromolecular characterization at atomic resolution. Sensitive detection methods for measuring signals.
Weekly hours: 1 (+ 5 project)
Credit points: 3
Electronic structure calculations of chemical systems (Hartree-fock, dft, td-dft, molecular-mechanics, etc.) and usage of commercial computational chemistry and visualization packages. Analyzing the chemical bond, finding molecular confirmations. Calculating transition states and reaction coordinates. Computing IR and NMR spectra, calculations of electronically excited states.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Molecular orbitals of organic molecules, symmetry, and correlation diagrams. The Woodward-Hoffman rules and their application to electrocyclic, cycloaddition and sigmatropic reactions (both thermal and photochemical). Organic synthesis with catalytic antibodies. Organic synthesis with transition metal complexes.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Creation of chirality in molecules, enantio- and diastereo-differentiation. The following asymmetric reactions will be discussed: additions to carbonyl compounds, Alfa substitution using chiral enolates, assymetric aldol reactions, additions to C-C double bonds, reduction and oxidation, rearrangements, hydrolysis and esterification enzymatic reactions. Polymers: synthesis of polymers by the anionic, cationic and radical Mechanisms. Organometallic based polymers, mechanisms for alkenes, metathesis and oligomers. Ring opening polymerization, and conducting polymers.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Aromaticity: introduction, models and criteria for aromaticity and antiaromaticity systems, aromaticity in 3-dimensions, and strain effects. Sugars: introduction of carbohydrates: natural products related to and containing monosaccharides.
Classification of carbohydrates: monosaccharides: configuration, ring structure, conformation, nomenclature. Oligosaccharides and polysaccharides.
Synthesis of carbohydrates: the synthesis of mono-saccharides and reactions of monosaccharide derivatives.
Synthesis of oligosaccharides for biological and medical applications: modern methods for the assembly of oligosaccharides, programmable synthesis of oligosaccharides. Design and production of oligosaccharide libraries. Biosynthesis of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates: past and future.
Weekly hours: 8 (Project)
Credit points: 3
Major updated developments in organic chemistry: organometallic chemistry, enantioselective synthesis, computational chemistry, catalytic antibodies, and polysaccharide synthesis.
Weekly hours: 8 (Project)
Credit points: 3
Laboratory techniques emphasizing independent work.
Conducting experiments: thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry chemical kinetics, and surface chemistry.
Topics in modern organic chemistry: organometallic chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, and computational chemistry.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Lectures on selected topics in chemistry given by guest lecturers.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Review of group theory. Symmetry and atomic orbitals. Crystal field theory – splitting of atomic orbitals and the electronic absorption spectra in the various known geometries of first row transition metal complexes with special emphasis on the octahedral, tetrahedral and square planar geometries. Molecular orbital theory for metal complexes – covalent bonding, charge transfer spectra, and ligands of special type. Magnetic properties of metal complexes – the free ion, the spin only moment, ESR. Special topics – current areas of research in inorganic chemistry.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Chemical bonding in organometallic compounds: structural consequences resulting from complexation of organic ligands to metal atoms, homogeneous catalysis with organometallic compounds, the chemistry of metallocenes, metal carbonyls and derivatives, survey of various types of electron-deficient organometallic species, the use of organometallic cation and other complexes in organic synthesis.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
New methods of organic synthesis via transition metals, starting materials and intermediates. Structures and bonding in transition metal complexes, mechanistic aspects of oxidative addition, reductive elimination, intramolecular insertion and intermolecular nucleophilic attack. Synthetic application of complexes containing metal-carbon single bonds, alkenes, alkynes, pi-allyl systems, arenes and carbonyls.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Classification of solids as molecular, ionic, metallic, etc. Thermodynamics of solids, with special reference to pressure- temperature phase diagrams (using synthesis of diamond as an example), polymorphism and phase transformations. Phenomenological calculation of lattice energies. Order and disorder in crystals. Defects in solids. Nucleation, epitaxy and topotaxy.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Principles of, and differences among, diffraction of X-rays, electrons and neutrons from crystals. Sources of radiation, including synchrotron radiation. Diffraction techniques for single crystal and polycrystalline samples. Very accurate lattice parameters. Absolute configuration and anomalous scattering of X-rays and neutrons. Diffuse scattering from disordered samples.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
The activity of transition metal complexes in ligand exchange processes, substitution mechanisms, acid and base catalysis, mechanisms of electron transfer in complexes, and bio-inorganic systems containing transition metal ions: reactivity and mechanisms.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Synthesis and biosynthesis of porphyrins and their metal complexes. Electronic structure and spectroscopy of neutral, radical cationic and radical anionic derivatives. Coordination in metalloporphyrins from an inorganic point of view and its biochemical effect. Survey of the biochemical processes involving metalloporphyrin containing proteins and enzymes and their mechanisms.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Introduction to general properties of organometallic complexes, structural methods in organometallic chemistry (dynamic NMR, ESR, NQR, IR, UV etc.) ligand substitution reactions, complexes with pi-bonds, and oxidative addition/reductive elimination. Homogeneous catalysis (activation of small molecules), application to organic chemistry and comparison with bio-organometallic complexes.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Distribution phenomena, and separation equilibria. Diffusion and mass transport. Distillation and solvent extraction. Chromatographic methods: HPLC, ion-exchange. Gel permeation and ion chromatography. Dialysis and electrodialysis. Osmosis and reverse osmosis. Exclusion processes. Electrophoresis.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Methods and processes in manufacturing chemicals, presented by leading chemists in the Israeli chemical industry.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Ion selective electrodes: membrane potentials, construction and performance.
Enzyme electrodes: methods of analysis and applications.
Kinetic methods in chemical analysis: background, general parameters affecting reaction rate, rate calculation, and analytical applications
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Crystal systems. Point groups and space groups. X-ray diffraction from crystals, Bragg’s law. Reciprocal space. Unit cell parameters and symmetry. Structure factor. Fourier analysis and the electron density function. The phase problem. Methods for crystal structure determination: patterson methods, isomorphous replacement, and direct methods. Crystal structure refinement by lease-squares method. The lectures will be followed by a computer exercise.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Laser induced fluorescence analysis, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, cavity laser absorption ring down spectroscopy, diode laser detectors, multiphoton ionization analysis, Raman spectroscopy methods, photoacoustic analysis, lidar, laser ablation ICP-MS, laser mass spectrometry, and other laser analytical methods.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Unimolecular and bimolecular reactions: ART, RRK, RRKM, and Slater theories. Potential surfaces. Monte Carlo calculations. Energy transfer in chemical reactions. Experimental techniques in chemical kinetics and molecular dynamics.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Fundamental principles, one-component systems, thermodynamic potentials, multicomponent systems, the chemical potential, solutions, different states of aggregation, electrolyte solutions, equilibria of chemical reacting species, chemical reactions, basic concepts of statistical thermodynamics, and calculation of thermodynamic functions by statistical methods.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
General properties of surfaces. Thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces. Structure of solid surfaces. Electronic properties of surfaces and interfaces. Interaction of gas molecules with solid surfaces. Chemical adsorption. Physical adsorption. Adsorption isotherms. Properties of the adsorbed layer. Experimental methods in surface studies. Particular studies in surface research will be discussed.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Abstract group theory. The group algebra class operators and fundamentals of group representation theory. The symmetric group: The class-algebra. The irreducible representations. Construction of many-electron wave functions. Elementary introduction to the theory of continuous groups. The rotation group and its representations.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Rotational spectroscopy: rotation of linear molecules and symmetric tops, selection rules, and hindered rotation. Vibrational spectroscopy: vibration of molecules, rotation-vibration spectra, normal coordinates, symmetry properties and selection rules, the Raman effect, dipole moments, and motions in molecular crystals. Electronic states, vibrational structure, and selection rules. Photochemical processes.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Principles of nuclear magnetic resonance. Chemical shifts and spin-spin interactions. Interpretation of spectra. Relaxation and dynamic processes. Density matrix and product operator formalisms. Experimental techniques for measuring one and two dimensional spectra. Solid state nmr. Applications: examples chosen from chemistry and biology. Basic principles of imaging.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
The Zeeman-Hamiltonian. Magnetic hyperfine interactions. The ESR spectrum of the hydrogen atom. Sigma-pi spin polarization and the spectra of aromatic radicals. The sign of hyperfine coupling constants. Negative spin densities. ESR of the triplet state. Spin-orbital coupling. ESR spectra of transition metal ions. Elementary spin relaxation. Dynamic effects of ESR spectra.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
The microcanonical ensemble as a basis for statistical thermodynamics. The partition function. The second law of thermodynamics: the entropy and work function. The canonical ensemble. The thermodynamic properties of a macroscopic system in terms of its partition function, and fluctuations in energy. The third law of thermodynamics. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics. The perfect gas. Transition-state theory in chemical kinetics. Open systems and the grand canonical ensemble. Fluctuations in open systems, grand partition function of a perfect gas and Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein gases. Deviations of a Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein gas from the perfect law. The virial coefficients of a perfect gas. Systems at constant pressure.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Angular momentum theory, structure of atoms, the L-S coupling scheme, J-J coupling in heavy atoms. Spin: the spin projection operator, the spin of complicated systems, the branching diagram, spatial correlation and spin. Topics in the quantum chemistry of conjugated systems.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Introduction to scattering theory and its applications to chemistry: potential scattering, elastic and inelastic scattering, reactive scattering. Introduction to the many-body problem and its applications to chemistry: many-body perturbation theory, Feynman diagrams, elementary excitations, Green’s functions and their applications. Introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics and its applications to chemistry: the Dirac equation, magnetic interactions, and relativistic treatment of many electron atoms.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Representation theory of the symmetric group: Young shapes, and Young tableaux. The branching diagram. Relation between spin functions and the representations of the symmetric group. The use of spin functions in chemistry.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Basic aspects of the physical chemistry of biological and artificial membranes: Molecular structure – the experimental evidence: theoretical models. Electrical properties – the diffuse double layer, the Poisson-Boltzmann equation, the Gouy-Chapman theory, the surface potential, and the zeta-potential. Membrane transport, irreversible thermodynamics, Onsager’s relationships, the dissipation function, coupled flows, diffusion, the Nernst-Planck equation, the Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equation, diffusion potentials, water transport, the Kedem-Katchalsky theory, active transport, the chemiosmotic hypothesis of Mitchell, carrier-mediated transport, and a look at electrophysiology.
Weekly hours: 2 (+2)
Credit points: 3
The variational method for ground and excited states, self consistent field method for electronic spectrum (Hartree-Fock) and for vibrational-rotational spectrum (Hartree): numerical integration of one-dimensional Schrodinger equation, the Raleigh-Schrodinger perturbation theory within the framework of finite matrix approximation, and methods to calculate the radius of convergence of the perturbation series. The students will exercise the theoretical aspects of the topics studied by writing computer programs.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Reaction path analysis (Fukui, Bader-Pearson-Salem, Dewar-Zimmerman): Aspects of the Woodward-Hoffmann approach: State, Orbital, and Spin-Symmetry conservation: desymmetrization: OCAMS.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Theory of measurement systems. Noise sources. S/N calculations and enhancement techniques. Convolution and Fourier methods, and auto and cross correlation. Instrumentation electronics. Vacuum systems. Light sources, imaging and collection. Optical components, Laser and ion optics. Modern spectroscopic methods. Detectors and energy analyzers for photons, ions and neutrals. Molecular beams.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Introduction: classical and quantum mechanical approach, magnetization vector, density matrix, evolution operator. Pulsed-NMR, basic principles. The spectrometer, magnetic interactions and dynamic processes. Manipulating spin coherences, and double-resonance. Two-dimensional high-resolution NMR. Solids NMR: single crystal to polycrystalline/amorphous materials. Advanced solids NMR, and periodically time dependent Hamiltonians. Applications: dynamic processes and reactions in the solid state. Structural characterization of interfaces and interphases. Characterization of biological systems.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Topics: Experimental methods in surface sciences, vacuum technology, electron and ion specroscopies (AEX, XPS, UPS, EELS, HREELS and ISS). Low energy electron diffraction (LEED). Electron, photon and ion stimulated chemical and physical processes on surface (ESP, PSP, ISP). Scanning probe microscopy (SEM, AFM, STM). Mass spectrometry methods for the study of surface processes (TDP). Studies on surface processes.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Topics: Fick’s law, Brownian motion, Langevin equation, correlation functions and inelastic scattering, isolated diffusion mechanisms on surfaces, collective diffusion processes on surfaces, surface vibrations, and analytic and computational approaches to calculating hopping rates. The role of friction in microscopic surface dynamics. Measurements of surface motion using optical and electron spectroscopy, scattering tunneling microscopic, field ion microscopy, neutron scattering atomic and molecular scattering and thermal desorption. Measuring non-equilibrium surface dynamics.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Quantum description of decaying meta-stable states with applications in physics, chemistry, and engineering: a survey of resonance phenomena in physics, chemistry and engineering. Feshback type resonances and shape type resonance, methods for observing resonance in Hamiltonian quantum mechanics, non-Hermitian quantum mechanics, analytic continuation of the Hamiltonian and complex scaling methods, and the advantages of studying resonances by non-Hermitian quantum mechanics. Computational methods and algorithms for evaluating resonance energies and lifetime. Applications of non-Hamiltonian quantum mechanics to the study of resonances in atomic, molecular and laser driven systems. Applications to the transmission of light through optical waveguides. Applications of the theory to different fields of natural sciences.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Statistical mechanics, erogodic assumption, ensembles, entropy, detailed balance, and fluctuations. Nonequilibrium systems: Langevin and Fokker-Planck equations, jump processes and the master equation. Stochastic pumps, thermal ratchets, and network theory for steady states. Entropy production. Fluctuation theorems. Jarzynski and Crooks relations. Simple models of molecular machines. Small systems thermo-dynamics, stall force, and efficiency at maximum output.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Symmetry elements and spatial symmetry operations. Multiplication of symmetry operations. Point group symmetry and the classification of molecules. Basic concepts in group theory: group properties, the multiplication table, subgroups, commutative and non-commutative groups, cyclic groups, and conjugacy classes. Matrix representations of groups and their characters. Reducible and irreducible representation. The orthogonality of irreducible representation, character tables, reduction of representations and projection operations. Symmetry properties and quantum mechanics. Normal modes of vibration, selection rules and spectroscopy. Symmetry adapted molecular orbitals, and hybridization reduction of symmetry by substitute or external fields.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Selected topics on the chemistry of natural products, such as terpenes, steroids and antibiotics will be dealt with. The emphasis in this course will be on the understanding and use of modern physical methods including various spectroscopic methods (IR, UV, NMR, and mass spectrum) for structure elucidation and synthesis.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Determination of structure: constitution, configuration, conformation, and molecular models. Stereoisomers: chirality, enantiomers, and diastereomers. Symmetry: symmetry elements, symmetry point groups, symmetry operators, average symmetry, and symmetry and molecular properties. Configuration: relative and absolute configuration, and methods for the determination of absolute configuration. Separation of stereoisomers: resolution and racemization. Prostereoisomerism and prochirality. Chiroptical properties. Chirality of molecules devoid chiral centers.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Ground state and bond energies. Basic principles of physical organic chemistry. The Hammond postulate, reactivity and selectivity microscopic reversibility, reaction profiles and surfaces. Entropy. Linear free energy relationships. Substituent effects and their separation. Isotope effects. Acid and base catalysis. The Bronsted equation. Nucleophilicity. Steric effects. Solvent effects. Analysis of reaction mechanisms using the above criteria.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
The characterization of molecular symmetry: the application of group-theoretical principles to the structure and properties of organic molecules, different state and orbital-correlation methods and their justification, the theoretical basis of the Woodward-Hoffmann rules, and the application of the Woodward various correlation procedures in the mechanistic analysis of thermal, photochemical and nonadiabatic reactions
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Structure: qualitative construction of bond orbitals and molecular orbitals, Walsh diagrams, the molecular orbitals of small molecules (e.g. cyclopropane, cyclobutane, benzene, bond isomerizations in substituted semibulvalanes) and similar molecules, barriers to internal rotation, and the anomeric effect. Reactivity: frontier orbitals, the PMO treatment of reactivity, soft and hard acids and bases, hyperconjugation, and regioselectivity in cycloaddition reactions.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Introduction: condensation polymerization, phenolic resins, polyamides, addition polymerization, copolymerization, bulk polymerization, suspension polymerization, emulsion polymerization, and the relation between chemical structure of polymers and their physical properties.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Subjects of current interest to synthetic organic chemists will be dealt with. Student evaluations will be based on seminars and discussions on the latest developments in the current literature, which students will be expected to follow regularly.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Stereochemistry of enzymatic reactions (examples of NAD+NADH dependent processes, chiral methyl groups, and chiral phosphate). Transition state analogues. Structure and mechanisms of selected enzymes (dehydrogenases, proteases, aldolases, and isomerases). Mechanistic studies of the Shikimate pathway enzymes (DHQ synthas, and chorismate mutase).
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Selected recent achievements in main group organometallic chemistry (such as Li, B, Al, Mg, Cu, and Zn) in synthetic organic transformations. Special emphasis on the configurational stability of sp3 organometallic and on the synthesis and reactivity of functionalized organometallic reagents.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Many interesting synthetic organic transformations can be achieved based on the chemistry of main group elements. Nitrogen (hydrazones, chiral sp3 nitrogen, and aziridines), phosphorus (chiral trivalent phosphorus, ylides, phosphonates, and the use of trivalent phosphorus in the determination of enantiomeric excesses), silicon (creation of carbon-silicon bonds, oxidation, olefination, and brook rearrangement), tin (creation of carbon-tin bonds, chirality, and cross coupling reaction) and sulfur (thiols, thioethers, thioacetates, sulfoxydes, sulfones, and sulfoximines).
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
This course will highlight all aspects of stereochemical principles and their application to a variety of asymmetric processes. Following an introduction on the general aspects of determining absolute and relative configuration, the diastereoselective and/or enantioselective formation of carbon-carbon, carbon-hydrogen, carbon-oxygen and carbon-nitrogen bonds, will be discussed.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Structure determination of organic compounds using modern spectroscopic methods. Emphasis will be given to NMR methods, MS, UV, IR and chiroptical methods.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Introduction to carbohydrates. Monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides: configuration, ring structure, conformation, and nomenclature. Synthesis and reactions of monosaccharide derivatives, modern methods for the assembly of oligosaccharides, and design and production of oligosaccharide libraries. Biosynthesis of carbohydrates: enzymes of Leloir and non Leloir pathways. Carbohydrate-directed enzymes: glycosyl transferace and glycosidases, biotechnology of oligosaccharides and polysaccharides.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Rational analysis of complex synthetic problems, basic concepts of retrosynthetic analysis and the general strategies for generation of possible synthetic pathways by systematic reduction of molecular complexity. Applications will be provided through synthesis of natural products.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Selected topics in organic synthesis. Designing an organic synthesis, metals-carbon reactions and catalyzed reactions. Nucleophilic and electrophilic substitution. Protective groups, boron reagents, and solvated electron.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Metal-catalyzed industrial processes and Wacker process: Monsanto acetic and synthesis, Dupont adiponitrile synthesis, and hydroformulation. Synthetic applications of homogeneous catalysis: Suzuki, Stille, and Heck couplings. Carbenoids in synthesis: Cyclopropanation, C-H insertion, and metathesis. Catalytic functionalization of hydrocarbons. Asymmetric catalysis, privileged ligands, non-linear effects, and kinetic resolution.
Weekly hours: 3
Credit points: 3
Planning the synthesis of complex molecules, and practical synthetic methods in research. Development of new methods, model studies, chemoselectivity, protecting groups, macrocyclic stereocontrol, radical, cationic and electrocyclic cascade reactions. Drug production and discovery in biology and medicine.
Weekly hours: 3 (+1)
Credit points: 3.5
Conjugate addition, organometallic species, controlling stereochemistry of double bonds, elimination reactions, stereochemistry of enolates, chemoselectivity, alkylation reactions, stereoselective reactions of cyclic compounds, pericyclic reactions, synthesis and reactivity of carbenes, heterocyclic chemistry, main group elements and aromatic compounds.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Biomimetic self assembled structures, helicates and helical assembly. Foldamers research including design, synthesis, characterization methods, foldamer types (i.e., peptidomimetics), solvophobic interactions, metallofoldamers and applications. Bio-inspired synthesis and organization of nanostructures and nanoparticles. Principles of cooperativity in biomimetic systems. Molecular machines. Biomimetic catalysis.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Lectures in advanced topics in chemistry given by guest professors. The syllabus will be presented for approval of the Graduate Studies Committee prior to the beginning of the term.
Weekly hours: 2
Credit points: 2
Advanced course in theoretical chemistry dealing with research subjects from the field of the lecturer’s expertise. The syllabus will be submitted by the lecturer for the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee prior to the beginning of the term.
Weekly hours: 1
Credit points: 1
Principles and techniques for generating ultrafast (fetmo/picosecond) laser pulses. Spectroscopic methods: vibrational Raman scattering, laser-induced fluorescence, intra and extra-cavity laser absorption, and multiphoton ionization. Molecular dynamics. Recent experimental results in gas phase molecular systems. Recent experimental results in condensed phase molecular systems.
Weekly hours: (Project 5)
Credit points: 2