Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 360-0 Nanopatterning: Top-down meets Bottom-up (1 Unit)  

Introduction to current problems in nanoscale science and technology; hands-on experience with nanoscale characterization tools and benchtop nanoscale experiments. With laboratory.

Prerequisites: CHEM 132-0 and CHEM 142-0, or CHEM 152-0 and CHEM 162-0, or CHEM 172-0 and CHEM 182-0 (C- or better), or equivalent.

Natural Sciences Distro Area

CHEM 401-0 Principles of Organic Chemistry (1 Unit)  

Introduction to the field of physical organic chemistry. Topics include bonding and structure, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, acids and bases, reactivity, and reaction mechanisms. CHEM 301-0 and CHEM 401-0 are taught together.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212-3 or CHEM 210-3 and CHEM 230-3 (C- or better) and 1 quarter of physical chemistry; or consent of instructor.

CHEM 402-0 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry (1 Unit)  

Topics in advanced inorganic chemistry. CHEM 302-0 and CHEM 402-0 are taught together.

Prerequisite: CHEM 333-0 or consent of instructor.

CHEM 403-0 Principles of Physical Chemistry (1 Unit)  

An overview of advanced topics in physical chemistry. CHEM 303-0 and CHEM 403-0 are taught together.

Prerequisites: CHEM 342-1 and CHEM 342-2 and CHEM 342-3.

CHEM 405-0 Chemistry of Life Processes (1 Unit)  

Topics in the chemistry and biochemistry of life processes. Taught with CHEM 305-0.

Prerequisites: CHEM 210-3 and CHEM 230-2 or CHEM 212-3 and 1 biochemistry course; or consent of instructor.

CHEM 406-0 Environmental Chemistry (1 Unit)  

Topics in the physical chemistry of the environment. Taught with CHEM 306-0.

Prerequisites: CHEM 210-3 and CHEM 230-3 or CHEM 212-3 (C- or better); MATH 234-0, MATH 250-0; PHYSICS 135-1 and PHYSICS 135-2; or consent of instructor.

CHEM 407-0 Materials and Nanochemistry (1 Unit)  

Introduction to frontier research at the interface of chemistry and materials science. CHEM 307-0 and CHEM 407-0 are taught together.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212-3 or CHEM 210-3 and CHEM 230-3 (C- or better).

CHEM 408-0 Design, Synthesis, and Applications of Nanomaterials (1 Unit)  

Approaches to the fabrication, chemical synthesis, assembly and characterization of controlled dimensionality materials including metals, semiconductors, oxides, polymers, and mesoporous scaffolds. Topics include interfacial phenomena and particle stability, nano-forms of carbon, and applications-driven material design. Taught with CHEM 308-0.

CHEM 409-0 Polymer Chemistry (1 Unit)  

This course will cover the design and synthesis of polymers, including reaction mechanisms, characterization, and structure-property relationships. CHEM 309-0 is taught with CHEM 409-0. Prerequisites (for undergraduates only): a full year of undergraduate organic chemistry (CHEM 210-1, CHEM 210-2, and CHEM 210-3 OR CHEM 212-1, CHEM 212-2, and CHEM 212-3), and one of the following courses: CHEM 307-0/CHEM 407-0, CHEM 313-0/CHEM 413-0, CHEM 319-0/CHEM 419-0, CHEM 412-0, or CHEM 415-0.

CHEM 410-0 Physical Organic Chemistry (1 Unit)  

Methods in the investigation of reaction mechanisms. Stereochemistry, conformational analysis, thermochemistry, kinetics, isotope effects, solvent effects, quantitative structure-reactivity relationships, pericyclic reactions, and photochemistry.

CHEM 411-0 Organic Spectroscopy (1 Unit)  

Applications of contemporary spectroscopic methods to organic structural and dynamic problems.

CHEM 412-0 Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms (1 Unit)  

Organic reaction mechanisms, including carbocations, carbanions, carbenes, nitrenes, radicals, rearrangement reactions and photochemistry.

CHEM 413-0 Advanced Organic Chemistry 1. Advanced concepts of organic reactivity and selectivity in synthesis. (1 Unit)  

Advanced topics in organic chemistry: bonding, reaction intermediates, functional group transformations, reaction methodology; approaches to natural product synthesis.

CHEM 413-2 Advanced Organic Chemistry II (1 Unit)  

Advanced topics in organic chemistry continued: organometallic reaction methodology, catalysis, and their application to total synthesis.

CHEM 414-0 Advanced Organic Chemistry (1 Unit)  

CHEM 415-0 Advanced Organic Chemistry (1 Unit)  

Topics vary. Recent topics include carbanions, catalysis of organic reactions, enzyme mechanisms, natural products, nucleotide chemistry, and photochemistry.

CHEM 416-0 Practical Training in Chemical Biology Methods and Experimental Design (1 Unit)  

Experimental design, data analysis, mass spectrometry; proteomics, in vivo and molecular imaging, small molecule synthesis and purification; high-throughput screening, x-ray crystallography, analysis of bioelements.

CHEM 417-0 Photochemistry (1 Unit)  

The physical and chemical behavior of electronically excited molecules. Methods for the investigation of excited state phenomena and major classes of photochemical reactions.

CHEM 418-0 Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis (1 Unit)  

The basic reactions of organometallic chemistry and their applications in homogeneous catalysis.

CHEM 419-0 Advanced Organic Synthesis - Concepts and Applications (1 Unit)  

Synthesis of natural products and other medicinally relevant organic compounds. Retrosynthetic analysis, substructure keying, and pattern recognition. Classic and modern organic reactions. Terpenes, alkaloids, polyketides, steroids, proteins, and pharmaceuticals.

Prerequisites: CHEM 210-3 and CHEM 230-3 or CHEM 212-3 (C- or better).

CHEM 432-0 X-Ray Crystallography (1 Unit)  

This class focuses on structure determination by X-Ray Crystallography. The course includes lectures on crystallographic theory and practice as well as hands-on experience with instrumentation and structure determination software.

CHEM 433-0 Structural Inorganic Chemistry (1 Unit)  

Chemical applications of group theory and the determination of molecular structure by modern physical techniques.

CHEM 434-0 Inorganic Chemistry (1 Unit)  

Inorganic and solid-state chemistry of main group elements, particularly those in Group III, second and third transition elements, lanthanides, and actinides.

CHEM 435-0 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (1 Unit)  

Topics vary. Recent topics include organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry, hydride chemistry, ligand field theory, solid-state chemistry, and photoelectron spectroscopy of inorganic compounds.

CHEM 435-1 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (1 Unit)  

Topics vary. Recent topics include organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry, hydride chemistry, ligand field theory, solid-state chemistry, and photoelectron spectroscopy of inorganic compounds.

CHEM 442-1 Quantum Chemistry (1 Unit)  

First Quarter: Principles of basic quantum mechanics, approximation methods, applications to molecules, and introductory group theory. Second Quarter: Molecular orbital theory, applications of group theory, and quantum mechanics as applied to spectroscopy.

CHEM 442-2 Quantum Chemistry (1 Unit)  

First Quarter: Principles of basic quantum mechanics, approximation methods, applications to molecules, and introductory group theory. Second Quarter: Molecular orbital theory, applications of group theory, and quantum mechanics as applied to spectroscopy.

CHEM 443-0 Kinetics (1 Unit)  

Rates and mechanisms of reactions; modern developments in chemical kinetics. Scattering theory, transition state theory, unimolecular reactions, reactions in solution, reactivity as a function of internal energy of reactants, molecular beam kinetics, and enzyme kinetics.

CHEM 444-0 Elementary Statistical Mechanics (1 Unit)  

Statistical mechanics in chemical systems. Partition functions, thermodynamic correspondence, absolute rate theory, equilibrium, vibration behavior of solids, and adsorption theory.

CHEM 445-0 Advanced Physical & Analytical Chemistry (1 Unit)  

Topics vary. Recent topics include electrochemistry, molecular beam kinetics, electron spectroscopy, molecular reaction dynamics, laser spectroscopy, separations, and resonance spectroscopy.

CHEM 448-0 Computational Chemistry (1 Unit)  

The theory and application of molecular electronic structure methods, techniques for determining vibrational eigenfunctions and scattering properties, and molecular mechanics, molecular mechanics and Monte Carlo calculations. Included are extensive applications to chemical problems using Unix workstations.

CHEM 460-0 Seminar in Organic Chemistry (0 Unit)  

Current research topics presented by visiting and Northwestern University speakers.

CHEM 461-0 Seminar in Physical Chemistry (0 Unit)  

Current research topics presented by visiting and Northwestern University speakers.

CHEM 463-0 Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry (0 Unit)  

Current research topics presented by visiting and Northwestern University speakers.

CHEM 498-0 Organic Chemistry Independent Study (1 Unit)  

Advanced work for students through supervised reading, research, and discussion.

Prerequisite: consent of department.

CHEM 499-0 Independent Study (1 Unit)  

May be repeated for credit. Permission of instructor and department required.

CHEM 519-0 Responsible Conduct of Research Training (0 Unit)  

CHEM 570-0 Chemistry Colloquium (1 Unit)  

N/A.

CHEM 571-0 Research Seminar in Biological Chemistry (1 Unit)  

N/A.

CHEM 573-0 Research Seminar in Chemical Physics & Theoretical Chemistry (1 Unit)  

N/A.

CHEM 575-0 Research Seminar in Organometallic & Coordination Chemistry (1 Unit)  

N/A.

CHEM 576-0 Research Seminar in Physical Organic Chm (1 Unit)  

N/A.

CHEM 577-0 Research Seminar in Solid State Chem (1 Unit)  

N/A.

CHEM 578-0 Research Seminar in Synthetic Organic (1 Unit)  

N/A.

CHEM 590-0 Research (1-4 Units)  

Independent investigation of selected problems pertaining to thesis or dissertation. May be repeated for credit.