Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

UDM Academic Policies Course Descriptions List of All Programs Faculty
Chemistry Courses

CHM 5000 SeminarCredit Hours: 0 TO 1

Critical discussion of topics of general interest. Required of all full-time students during each term of graduate study. Part-time students are encouraged to attend. All students are required to take two semesters of seminar for one credit each during which time they write a review paper and present a seminar.
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CHM 5010 Inorganic ChemistryCredit Hours: 3

General survey of modern inorganic chemistry.
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CHM 5020 Chemical Information and SafetyCredit Hours: 1

An introduction to current methods of chemical information retrieval. Also, an introduction to safety procedures and OSHA requirements for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals.
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CHM 5290 Industrial Aspects of ChemistryCredit Hours: 3

Industrial transformations of various feedstocks of the chemical and allied industries. Commercial uses of inorganic and organic substances including macromolecular materials. Utilization of different chemicals in the economy.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2290 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 5380 Recent Advances in ChemistryCredit Hours: 3

A tour of the current chemical literature with in-depth student participation. An advanced treatment of current research in chemistry. Topics, such as combinatorial methods and their affect on the pharmaceutical industry, supra-molecular synthesis and inter-disciplinarity in chemistry, application of nano-technology, alternative fuel sources and hydrogen storage, abiotic biomimetic systems and total synthesis of anti-cancer/anti-HIV compounds, are selected from the current literature and will vary yearly. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ethics of technological advance and how chemistry affects the lives of all organisms on Earth. A grade of "C" or better in Organic Chemistry II is a prerequisite for this course.
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CHM 5420 Physical Chemistry of MacromoleculeCredit Hours: 3

Theoretical treatment of the behavior of macromolecules in solution and in the glassy and crystalline states as a function of their structure.

Prerequisites:
CHM 5410 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 5600 Medicinal Chemistry and Drug DiscoveryCredit Hours: 3

Topics relevant to medicinal chemistry at the intersection of organic and biological chemistry, natural product chemistry and pharmacology will be covered. Modern approaches to drug design including lead discovery, assay development and the optimization of leads will be discussed while focusing on the neurochemistry of addiction and pharmaceutical agents used for the treatment of central nervous system diseases. Modern chemistry is an interdisciplinary field.
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CHM 5610 Biochemistry of Macromolecules ICredit Hours: 3

Three hours of lecture and class discussion per week. The chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids in relation to cellular structure. Applications and modifications. Special emphasis on enzymes and enzyme kinetics.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2290 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 5620 Biochemistry of Macromolecules IICredit Hours: 3

Chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids in relation to cellular structure. Applications and modifications. Special emphasis on enzymes and enzyme kinetics.

Prerequisites:
CHM 5610 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 5700 Basic BiochemistryCredit Hours: 3

An introduction to structure-function relationships of biomolecules, including amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Also an introduction to metabolism, including glycolysis, Krebs cycle and oxidation phosphorylation. Physiological applications of biochemistry are stressed. Designed for students in special programs in the health sciences.
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CHM 5730 Biochemistry Laboratory ICredit Hours: 2

Isolation, purification and characterization of carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins from natural sources. Techniques of spectroscopy, column, and thin-layer chromatography. Enzyme kinetics using isolated enzymes. Designed to supplement CHM 5610 and CHM 5620.

Prerequisites:
CHM 5620 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 5620

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CHM 5740 Recent Advances in BiochemistryCredit Hours: 3

An advanced treatment of current research in biochemistry. Receptors, hormones, neurobiochemistry, recombinant DNA, biochemistry of disease. Emphasis on interpretation of the literature and the significance of recent discoveries to the improvement of life. Discussion with student participation.
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CHM 5810 Advanced Instrumental AnalysisCredit Hours: 3

This course is for graduate students in the chemistry program. Topics covered include analytical methods and assessment, instrumental theory and applications for ultraviolet and visible molecular absorption spectrometry, luminescence spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, atomic absorption and emission spectrometry, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and X-ray spectrometry.

Prerequisites:
CHM 3870 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 5820

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CHM 5820 Advanced Instrumental Analysis LaboratoryCredit Hours: 2

This laboratory course is for graduate students in the chemistry program. Experiments involve analytical methods and assessment, atomic and molecular absorption and fluorescence spectrometry, gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and infrared spectroscopy.

Prerequisites:
CHM 3880 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 5810

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CHM 5980 Non-Thesis ResearchCredit Hours: 1 TO 3

A student may elect up to three credits of non-thesis research in the laboratory of a chemistry faculty member. A research report is required at the end of each semester.
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CHM 6010 Special Topics in ChemistryCredit Hours: 3

Varying topics of interest in different branches of chemistry.
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CHM 6990 Thesis ResearchCredit Hours: 1 TO 6

Research, study and other activity appropriate to the Chemistry and Biochemistry masters thesis. Students should consult the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department for thesis format requirements.
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