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Fall 1 Courses (Sept - Oct)

CHEM801 Safety in the Laboratory

Description

An introduction to safety procedures and the safe handling of chemical compounds and equipment in the laboratory. This non-credit course is offered every year to students from other departments.

Class #1: Wednesday, September 14th 6:00 - 9:00 PM in CHE117
Guest Speaker: Dan Langham (Director, Department of Environmental Health & Safety)

Class #2: Wednesday, September 28st 6:00 - 9:00 PM in CHE117
Guest Speaker: Philip Jessop (Professor, Department of Chemistry)

Class #3: Wednesday, October 5th 6:00 - 9:00 PM in CHE117
Guest Speaker: Peter Holmes (Owner, Praxair Canada Inc.)

Exam: Wednesday, October 12th 6:00 - 9:00 PM in CHE117

Coordinator

Dr. Philip Jessop
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 412
Phone: 613-533-3212
Email: philip.jessop@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM802 Chemistry Seminar Program

Description

Based on the regular departmental seminar program offered during the fall, winter and summer, this non-credit course is to be taken every year by all graduate students. As part of this course M.Sc. and Ph.D. students must attend a minimum number of departmental seminars. In addition, Ph.D. students will present one seminar on their research prior to their thesis submission.

Seminar Schedule

To achieve a PASS in the Seminar Series, students must maintain an attendance record of 75% at regular departmental seminars, including named and distinguished lecture series. Seminar attendance is monitored using sign-in attendance sheets. Students with legitimate excuses and/or teaching conflicts will not be penalized for missing seminars. Furthermore, students will be credited for seminars attended in other departments which may be relevant to their research (typically in physics, biochemistry, environmental science, etc.) To obtain a seminar credit, a student must provide a note signed by the seminar coordinator of the other department. Students who do not attend the required 75% of the departmental seminars will obtain an "incomplete". In the subsequent terms, the students who have attended less than 75% of the seminars will have to attend more seminars in the following terms so that a minimum attendance is accomplished for any past terms where an incomplete grade was assigned in addition to 75% attendance for the current term.

Seminar Coordinator

Dr. David Zechel
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 413
Phone: 613-533-3259
Email: david.zechel@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM805 NMR Methods for Structure Identification

Description

An introductory course on identification of organic and organometallic compounds using multinuclear NMR techniques. The focus will be on practical applications for those working in synthetic chemistry.

Instructor

Dr. Francoise Sauriol
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 108A
Phone: 613-533-2260
Email: francoise.sauriol@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM810** Materials Characterisation Methods (421)

Description

A survey of materials characterisation methods with an emphasis on practical applications in materials and polymer chemistry. Techniques will include electron microscopy, scanning probe diffraction methods.

** Student allowed to take only two of these 800 level courses throughout their graduate program. These modules will be offered concurrent with fourth year courses.

Instructor

Dr. Peter Loock
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 304
Phone: 613-533-2621
Email: peter.loock@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM842 Applications of Modern Mass Spectrometry

Description

This module focuses after a brief review of ionisation techniques and current mass spectrometric equipment on novel hybrid-tandem-MS instruments and current applications of mass spectrometry in different areas of the life sciences. Topics include, but are not limited to, atomic composition determination, identification methods for proteins and determination of post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation or glycosylation now widely used in the evolving field of proteomics, studies of non-covalent biomolecule interactions and new high-throughput screening techniques as employed in drug or catalyst development.

Instructor

Dr. Jiaxi Wang
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 101A
Phone: 613-533-6539
Email: jiaxi.wang@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM866 Supramolecular Chemistry

Description

A study of the intramolecular forces responsible for molecular recognition and host/guest interactions in organic and inorganic supramolecular complexes, including rotaxanes and catenanes. Synthesis, characterization, and applications of supramolecular complexes in catalysis, biomimicry, and nanotechnology

Instructor

Dr. Donal Macartney
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 506
Phone: 613-533-2617
Email: donal.macartney@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM869** Topics in Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry (423)

Description

Topics to be covered in this course include (a) luminescent/electroluminescent compounds, (b) fullerene chemistry and (c) magnetic and electronic materials.

** Student allowed to take only two of these 800 level courses throughout their graduate program. These modules will be offered concurrent with fourth year courses.

Instructor

Dr. Suning Wang
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 406
Phone: 613-533-6941
Email: suning.wang@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM894*** Business Skills In the Chemical Industry (tentative)

Description

A review of business skills critical for success of the technical professional in the chemical industry. Topics may include an introduction to financial accounting, organizational design, managing systems, marketing and business strategy, and planning for innovation. 1.5 credit units offered Fall-Winter.

*** see Program Timeline regarding taking courses outside of the Department of Chemistry, CHEM 892, CHEM 894

Coordinator

Dr. Natalie Cann
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 306
Phone: 613-533-2651
Email: natalie.cann@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM916 Strategies in Total Synthesis

Description

A discussion of syntheses of complex organic modules selected from pharmaceutical, natural product, and materials science areas using retrosynthetic analysis concepts. Illustrated syntheses will incorporate fundamentally important and currently significant synthetic methodologies as practiced in small scale academic and process scale industrial laboratories.

Prerequisite: CHEM 880

Instructor

Dr. P. Andrew Evans
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 508
Phone: 613-533-6286
Email: andrew.evans@chem.queensu.ca