CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT OF Bulletin

 

 Department of Chemistry provides academic programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Pure and Applied Chemistry. It also offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry.

 

Areas of Research:

a) Analytical Chemistry        

 

Supercritical Fluid Science and Technology

Application of High Pressure Systems and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide for:

·         Extraction of oils using pressurized fluid extraction systems.

·         Extraction of valuable materials from petroleum waste.

·         Investigation of the solubility of acids, alcohols, esters, and trialkylamines.

·         Synthesis of chemicals such as esters and ethers presently under consideration.

 

Separation and Ultra Trace Analysis:

·         Using electrochemical methods, flow injection analysis (FIA), HPLC, GC, and spectroscopic techniques for developing new, simple, and highly sensitive methods for trace analysis of cations, anions, pharmaceuticals, and certain organic compounds.

·         Applying FI to the extraction of anions and their determination.

·         Applying electrochemical techniques using catalytic waves in the determination of different substances not directly measurable by electrochemical techniques or having a high limit of determination.

·         Applying kinetic, catalytic, and spectrophotometric techniques in the determination of cations, pharmaceuticals, and anions through simple spectrophotometric and fluorimetric techniques.

·         Development of sample preparation methods for trace determination of organic and inorganic compounds including single-drop microextraction (SDME); liquid-phase microextraction (LPME); selective solid-phase microextraction (SPME); selective solid-phase extraction (SPE); molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP); ion imprinted polymers (IIP) for the extraction and determination of pesticides, PAHs, detergents, phenols, other organic pollutants, and heavy metals in water, wastewater, foods, medicines, air, soil, and animal tissue.

 

Chemical and Biochemical Sensors

·         Electrochemical and Optical Sensors, Biosensors, and Chemical sensors for the detection of several organic, inorganic, and pharmaceutical compounds in real samples.

·         Application of nano-materials for enhancing sensor capabilities.

·         Chemical instruments including Amperometry, Biamperometry, Coulometry, and Electronic Tongue presently under consideration as multidisciplinary joint research projects by both Chemistry and Electrical Engineering Departments of IUT.

 

Ion Mobility Spectrometry

·         Design and construction of Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS) with different ionization sources for gas (corona discharge, flame, etc.) and liquid samples (electrospray)

·         Hyphenated techniques of LC-IMS and GC-IMS

·         Rapid and sensitive analysis of environmental pollutants & biological samples using IMS

 

Chemometrics

·         Application of statistical and mathematical methods to chemical problems.

·         Chemometrics used in sampling, experimental design, optimization, and signal and image processing.

 

b) Inorganic Chemistry

·         Synthesis and characterization of first row transition metal complexes with Schiff base ligands

·         Solvatochromism, photochemistry, electrochemistry, and solid state reactions of Schiff base complexes

·         Transition metal complexes of deprotonated and neutral teradentate pyridine amide ligands

·         Synthesis of transition metal complexes

·         Supramolecular chemistry

·         Sensor material

·         Inorganic electrochemistry

·         Synthesis, spectroscopic, and electrochemical properties of ruthenium complexes

·         Synthesis and electrochemical properties of metalloporphyrins

·         Synthesis and characterization of optically active organometallic ‍‍cyclopalladate complexes and their applications in asymmetric synthesis and characterization of cyclopalladated complexes

 

 

c) Organic Chemistry:

 

Preparative and Computational

·         Preparation, structural study, reactivity and selectivity of metal oxides and mixed oxides

·         Quantum mechanical investigation of the structure and reaction mechanism of alcohols over metal oxides and mixed oxides

·         Conformation, dynamic NMR, and hydrogen bonding analysis of new derivatives of salicylic acid and hydrozino acetamide

·         Quantum mechanical investigation of reaction mechanisms in heterocyclic compounds 

 

Catalysis and Physical Organic Chemistry

·         Development of new synthetic strategies and novel methods for the construction of lactams

·         Application of heterogeneous catalysts in the synthesis of fine chemicals

·         Application of different sorbents for elimination of harmful chemicals from nature

·         Immobilization of enzyme on modified surfaces

·         Synthesis and characterization of nano-catalysts and their application in organic synthesis

  

Polymer Chemistry

·         Synthesis of new monomers and investigating their polymerization

·         Polymerization of urazole derivatives under solid-state, microwave irradiation, ionic liquid, and classical heating conditions

·         Synthesis and characterization of optically active polymers containing amino acid in the main chain as well as side chain under different conditions

·         Using green chemistry in polymerization reactions

·         Synthesis and characterization of nano-composite polymers

·         Synthesis and characterization of new polyhydrazides and their metallization, salen & fluorescent Schiff base macrocycles, and polyhomologation reactions

 

Chemistry of Pharmaceuticals and Biologically Active Compounds

·         Synthesis of biologically active materials; e.g., central nervous systems (C.N.S.), cardiovascular pharmaceutical agents, and other drugs

·         Preparation of intermediates and starting materials for pharmaceutical companies

·         Synthesis of asymmetric polymers

·         Application of ionic liquids in organic synthesis

·         Organic reaction under solvent free conditions and microwave

·         Application of Pd, Zr, and other acid catalysts in organic synthesis

 

 

d) Physical Chemistry

 

Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS)

·           Developing new IMS instruments for trace detection of chemicals and drugs

·            Evaluation of different parameters on performance of IMS

·            Developing new atmospheric chemical ionization sources

·            Study of thermodynamics of ion molecule reactions by IMS

·              Study of kinetics of electron attachment reactions and ion molecule reactions in drift tube

·            Application of IMS in the study of particles

 

Sensors

·           Construction of different chemical sensors

·           Construction of automatic gas analyzers

·           Non-radioactive Electron Capture Detector

 

Spectroscopy

·           Laser spectroscopy

·           Laser mass spectrometry

·           Construction of time-of-flight mass spectrometer (TOF)

·           Optogalvanic spectroscopy

·           Atomic and molecular spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation

·           Quantum Computational Chemistry

 

Fuel cells

·           PEMFC, DMFC, DAFC, SOFC

·           Developing new electrocatalysts and MEAs

·           Testing and diagnostics of single cell and fuel cell stack

·           Using electrolyzers to develop new electrocatalysts for ammonia

·           Water and chlor-alkali electrolysis cells

·           Reforming catalysts

 

Thermodynamics of Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Systems

 

·           Development of general equations of state

·           Non-equilibrium thermodynamic properties, calculation and prediction of transport properties of moderate and dense fluids via interaction potentials

 

Simulation

·           Room Temperature Ionic Liquids (RTILs) and their applications in green chemistry

·           Gas storage in clathrate materials

·           Amino acids, AA-ILs, alkali-disilicate glasses (M2Si2O5), pharmaceutical materials such as aspirin, solvation, etc.

·           Two-phase systems containing RTIL/organic solvent, RTIL/water, RTIL/supercritical CO2

 

Nano-chemistry

 

·           Synthesis of nanoparticles

·           Investigation of thermophysical properties of nanofluids

·           Water-treatments, an application of nanoparticles

·           Theoretical investigation of thermodynamic properties of confined fluids and nanofluids using the density functional theory

·           Application of the Tsallis statistical mechanics to nanoclusters

 

Main Research Facilities

 

·           NMR Spectrometer

·           Infrared Spectrophotometer

·           Gas Chromatographs

·           GC-MS

·           High Performance Liquid Chromatograph

·           Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

·           Photolysis Set

·           Flow Injection Analysis System

·           Supercritical Fluid Extraction System

·           Electrochemical Sets

·           Simultaneous Steam Distillation & Solvent Extraction Set

·           UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

·           Automatic Titration System

·           TOF Mass Spectrometer

·           Ion Mobility Spectrometers

·           Nd-YAG Laser

·           Dye Laser

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Program Objectives and Career Prospects

The degree program at the baccalaureate level is designed for students preparing for professional careers as chemists in industry, academic researchers, and related professions, or for further graduate training in chemistry.

 

Undergraduate students must take 20 credit hours in general courses, 26 credit hours in basic science courses, 71 credit hours in Core courses, and 15 credit hours in elective courses (132 credits in total) to qualify for the Degree of B.Sc. in Chemistry.

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

 

Curriculum for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Concentration: Pure Chemistry

 

Semester I (Fall)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

1914103

2010117

2110101

2110104

2010116

2510112

-

Mathematics  I        

Basic Physics I   

General Chemistry           

General Chemistry Lab. I

Physics Lab. I

English for Specific Purposes

General Courses

4

4

3

1

1

3

3

Semester II (Spring)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

1914104

2010127

2110105

2110106

2010126

2112125

2110307

-

Mathematics  II

Basic Physics II   

General Chemistry II     

General Chemistry   Lab. II 

Physics Lab. II

Organic Chemistry I

English for Chemists      

General Courses

4

4

3

1

1

3

2

2

Semester III (Fall)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2114251

2118281

2116271

2112230

2114252

2112231

2118282

2116272

Physical Chemistry I

Analytical Chemistry I

Inorganic chemistry I

Organic Chemistry Lab. I

Physical Chemistry Lab. I

Organic Chemistry II

Analytical Chemistry Lab. I

Inorganic chemistry Lab. I

3

3

3

1

1

3

1

1

Semester IV (Spring)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2114253

2118283

2116373

2112232

2114254

2112233

2114357

1410359

-

Physical Chemistry II

Analytical Chemistry II

Inorganic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry Lab. II

Physical Chemistry Lab. II

Organic Chemistry III

Principles of Quantum Chemistry     

Calculation Principles in Industrial Chemistry

General Courses    

3

2

4

1

1

3

3

3

3

Semester VI (Fall)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2116374

2118385

2118384

1730150

1914251

-

Inorganic chemistry Lab. II

Instrumental Analysis

Analytical Chemistry Lab. II

Basic Computer Programming

Differential Equations

Elective Courses

1

3

2

2

3

3

Semester VII (Spring)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2110417

2112337

2112338

2118386

2112235

1510160

2110411

-

-

Organometallic Chemistry

Identification of Organic Compounds

Identification of Organic Compounds Lab.

Instrumental Analysis Lab.          

Spectroscopy in Organic Chemistry    

Graphics

Chemical literature

Elective Courses

General Courses

3

1

2

2

2

1

1

3

5

Semester IX (Fall)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2112443

2114359

2410101

-

-

Physical Organic  Chemistry

Molecular  Spectroscopy

Workshop

Elective Courses

General Courses

3

3

1

9

4

Elective Courses

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

3616502

2112339

2110423

2112441

Biochemistry

Principles of Polymer Chemistry

Undergraduate Research Project

Synthesis of Organic Compounds

3

4

3

3

 

 

Curriculum for the Degree of BS in Chemistry

Concentration: Applied Chemistry

 

Semester I (Fall)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

1914103

2010117

2110101

2110104

2010116

2510112

-

Mathematics  I        

Basic Physics I   

General Chemistry           

General Chemistry Lab. I

Physics Lab. I

English for Specific Purposes

General Courses

4

4

3

1

1

3

3

Semester II (Spring)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

1914104

2010127

2110105

2110106

2010126

2112125

2110307

  - 

Mathematics  II

Basic Physics II   

General Chemistry II     

General Chemistry Lab. II 

Physics Lab. II

Organic Chemistry I

English for Chemists

General Courses

4

4

3

1

1

3

2

2

Semester III (Summer)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

-

-------------------------------------------------------

-

Semester III (Fall)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2114251

2118281

2116271

2112230

2114252

2112231

2118282

2116272

Physical Chemistry I

Analytical Chemistry I                     

Inorganic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry Lab. I

Physical Chemistry Lab. I

Organic Chemistry II                        

Analytical Chemistry Lab. I              

Inorganic chemistry Lab. I     

3

3

3

1

1

3

1

1

Semester IV (Spring)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2114253

2118283

2116373

2112232

2114254

2112233

2114357

1410359

-

Physical Chemistry II

Analytical Chemistry II

Inorganic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry Lab. II

Physical Chemistry Lab. II

Organic Chemistry III

Principles of Quantum Chemistry     

Calculation Principles in Industrial Chemistry

General Courses    

3

2

4

1

1

3

3

3

3

Semester VI (Fall)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2116374

2118385

2118384

1730150

1914251

-

Inorganic chemistry Lab. II

Instrumental Analysis

Analytical Chemistry Lab. II

Basic computer programming

Differential Equations

Elective Courses

1

3

2

2

3

3

Semester VI (Summer)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2110425

Industrial Training

2

Semester VII (Fall)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

1410327

2118385

1410424

2118386

1730150

1914251

-

-

Industrial Chemistry I

Instrumental Analysis

Corrosion

Analytical Chemistry Lab. II

Basic computer programming

Differential Equations

Elective Courses

General Courses

3

3

2

1

2

3

3

3

Semester VIII (Spring)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

1410417

2112337

 

2112338

 

2118386

2112235

1510160

2110411

-

-

Industrial Chemistry II

Separation and Identification of Organic Compounds

Separation and Identification of Organic Compounds Lab.

Instrumental Analysis Lab.                          

Spectroscopy in Organic Chemistry

Graphics

Chemical literature

Elective Courses

General Courses

3

1

 

2

 

2

2

1

1

3

5

Semester IX (Fall)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2118387

1410427

1410414

 

2410101

-

2110307

Analytical Chemistry III

Industrial Chemistry Lab.

Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment

Workshop

Elective Courses

English for Chemists

2

2

3

 

1

9

2

Elective Courses

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2114357

2112339

2110423

2112441

2112443

2114359

Principles of Quantum Chemistry

Principles of Polymer Chemistry

Undergraduate  Researche Project

Synthesis of Organic Compounds

Physical Organic Chemistry

Molecular Spectroscopy

3

4

3

3

3

3

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES DESCRIPTIONS

 

2110101: General Chemistry I       3 Cr.      Basic concepts, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, atomic structure, periodic table, liquids and solids, solutions.

 

2110104: General Chemistry Lab I               1 Cr.      Independent laboratory work under the supervision of a faculty member.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry I:  2110101.

 

2110105: General Chemistry II      3 Cr.      Chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry and cells, solubility products, nuclear chemistry.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry I: 2110101.

 

2110106: General Chemistry Lab II 1 Cr.     Independent laboratory work in qualitative analytical chemistry. Prerequisite: General Chemistry II: 2110105

 

2110103: General Chemistry E (for Engineering Students)   3 Cr.       Stoichiometry, gases thermochemistry, atomic structure, solutions of acids and bases, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics.

 

2112125: Organic Chemistry I       3 Cr.      Structure and bonding, alkanes, alkenes, reactions and mechanism, alkylhalides, stereochemistry, alkynes.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry II: 2110105

 

2112230: Organic Chemistry Lab I  1 Cr.     Independent laboratory work in synthesis, separation and identification of organic compounds.

Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I: 2112125; General Chemistry Lab I: 2110104

 

2112231: Organic Chemistry II      3 Cr.      Electrophilic aromatic substitutions, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, ethers, carboxylic acids and derivatives.

Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I: 2112125

 

2112232: Organic Chemistry Lab II              1 Cr.      Electrophilic aromatic substitution, extraction, preparing soaps, synthesis of dyes-esterifications.

Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry II: 2112231; Organic Chemistry Lab I: 2112230

 

2112233                Organic Chemistry III       3 Cr.      Carbanion II,  a,  b -unsaturatad carbonyl carbons, polynuclear aromatic compounds, carbohydrates, polypeptides, Heterocyclic Chemistry.

Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry II: 2112231.

 

2112235: Spectroscopy in Organic Chemistry          2 Cr.       Mass spectrometry, H-NMR, 13 C-NMR, IR and UV-Vis Spectroscopy.

Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry II: 2112231.

 

2112337: Separation and Identification Organic Compounds    1 Cr.    Purity and physical properties of organic compounds, classification via solubility - characterization of functional groups.

Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry II: 2112231.

 

2112338: Separation and Identification Organic Compounds Lab        2 Cr.  separation and identification of mixtures of two or more known and unknown and making derivatives.

Prerequisite: Separation and Identification Organic Compounds: 2112337

 

2112441: Synthesis of Organic Compounds   3 Cr.

Prerequisite:   Organic Chemistry III: 2112233

 

2112443: Physical Organic Chemistry        3 Cr.      Models of chemical bonding, H-Mo theory, aromaticity, pericyclic reactions, acids-base, study of organic reaction mechanism.

Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry I: 2114251.

 

2118281: Analytical Chemistry I (for Chemistry students)    3 Cr.    Theoretical concepts of analytical chemistry, statistics, gravimetric and volumetric methods, titration curves, oxidation, reduction titrations complexometry.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry II: 2110105

 

2118282: Analytical Chemistry Lab I  1 Cr.    Experiments in gravimetric and volumetric techniques - acid-base titrations.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry Lab II: 2110106

 

2118283: Analytical Chemistry II   2 Cr.       oxidation-reduction systems, electrochemistry, selected electrodes, conductometry, voltametry.

Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry I (for Chemists): 2118281

 

2118384: Analytical Chemistry Lab II          2 Cr.      Experiments in electrochemistry.

Prerequisites: Analytical Chemistry II: 2118283; Analytical Chemistry Lab I: 2118282

 

2118385: Instrumental Analysis    3 Cr.      Introduction, signal to noise enhancement, atomic spectroscopy. Molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry.

Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry II: 2118283.

 

2118386 : Instrumental Analysis Lab           2 Cr.      Atomic spectroscopic techniques, molecular spectroscopic techniques. IR, UV, Vis, NMR, HPLC, GC, Tlc Techniques.

Prerequisites: Instrumental Analysis: 2118385; Analytical Chemistry Lab II: 2118384.

 

2118387: Analysis Chemistry III    2 Cr.    X-ray spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, HPLC, electrophoresis.

Prerequisite:  Instrumental Analysis Lab: 2118386.

 

2118388: Environmental Chemistry  3 Cr.    Introduction to atmospheric chemistry, stratospheric ozone depletion, health aspects of ozone depletion, tropospheric chemistry, especially smog and aerosols, pollution and purification of water, water treatment methods, toxic organics other than pesticides, dioxin health hazards, soil pollution, global warming, climate change.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry (II): 2110105

 

2118389: Industrial Electrochemistry 3 Cr.  Principles of electrochemical processes, chlor-alkali industry, electrochemical extraction of metals, electrochemical refinement, electrochemical synthesis, electroless plating, electrolytic electroplating, metal processing, electrochemical fabrication of metals, electrochemical cutting, etching, and patterning of metals, corrosion processes and control methods, batteries and fuel cells.  

Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry (II): 2118283

 

2114251: Physical Chemistry I      3 Cr.      Properties of gases, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics laws, chemical equilibrium.

Prerequisite: Math. I: 1914103; General Chemistry II: 2110105.

 

2114252                : Physical Chemistry Lab I  1 Cr.    Experiments in gases, equilibrium, kinetics, refractive index, vapor pressure, adsorption.

Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry I: 2114251.

 

2114253: Physical Chemistry II     3 Cr.      Phase transitions, electrolytes, chemical kinetics.

Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry I: 2114251.

 

2114254                Physical Chemistry Lab II               1 Cr.      Experiments in equilibrium and temperature, kinetics of ionic reactions, phase diagrams of ternary systems, conductometry, solubility, partial molar volume, transference number.

Prerequisites: Physical Chemistry Lab I : 2114252; Physical Chemistry II: 2114253.

 

2114357                : Principles of Quantum Chemistry  3 Cr.    Classical mechanics of one particle systems, quantum mechanics, atomic structure.

Prerequisite: Basic Physics II: 2010127.

 

2114359                Molecular Spectroscopy 3 Cr.      Rotational and vibrational spectroscopy (IR, Raman), group theory applied to spectroscopy, electronic spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy.

Prerequisite: Principles of Quantum Chemistry: 2114357.

 

2116271: Inorganic Chemistry I     3 Cr.      Structure of atom, bonding model in inorganic chemistry, covalent bonding, solid state, chemical forces, acid-base chemistry, inorganic redox reactions, physical methods in inorganic chemistry, symmetry.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry II: 2110105.

 

2116272: Inorganic Chemistry Lab. I             1 Cr.       Preparation and reactions of some inorganic compounds.

Prerequisite: Inorganic Chemistry I: 2116271.

 

2116273: Inorganic Chemistry II    3 Cr.      Metal complexes, structure, bonding, electronic structure, spectra, d-block complexes, catalysis and bioinorganic chemistry.

Prerequisite: Inorganic Chemistry I: 2116273.

 

2116274: Inorganic Chemistry Lab. II   1 Cr.    Synthesis, characterization and properties of coordination compounds.

Prerequisite: Inorganic Chemistry Lab I: 2116272.

 

2110417: Organometallic Chemistry    3 Cr. The chemistry of Main group and transition metal organometallic compounds, structure, spectral properties, and their applications.

Prerequisite: Inorganic Chemistry II: 2116273.

2112227: Organic Chemistry for Engineering students          4 Cr.      Selected topics from 21218 and 21219. Prerequisite: General Chemistry for Engineering students: 2110103.

 

2112229: Organic Chemistry for Agriculture Students   3 Cr.       Molecular structure, the chemistry of hydro- carbons alkylhalids, aromatics, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, ethers, epoxides, carboxylic acids, stereochemistry, spectroscopy.

Prerequisite: General  Chemistry for Engineering students: 2110103.

 

2118293: Analytical Chemistry for Chemical Engineering students   3 Cr.      Statistics, Acid - Base precipitation, volumetric titration, complexometry, Electrochemistry, Oxidation - Reduction titration, Instrumentation.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry for Engineering students: 2110103.

 

2118026: Analytical Chemistry for Engineering students      2 Cr.      Acid - base precipitation, volumetric titration, electrochemistry, oxidation - reduction titration, instrumentation, arc - spark - atomic emission spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry for Engineering students: 2110103.

 

2118295: Analytical Chemistry for Textile Students  3 Cr.     Acid-base, precipitation techniques, electrochemistry, spectroscopy.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry for Engineering students: 2110103. 

 

2118298 Analytical Chemistry Lab. For Engineer Students  1 Cr.    Experiments in precipitation, complexometry, electrochemistry, volumetric and gravimetric.

Prerequisite: 2118026 or 2118295

 

2114261: Physical Chemistry for Chemical Engineering Students     3 Cr.      Chemical kinetics, gas kinetics, quantum chemistry, statistical thermodynamics.

Prerequisites: General Chemistry for Engineering students: 2110103, Thermodynamic: 1410211. 

 

2114263: Physical Chemistry for Textile Students  1 Cr.      Thermodynamics laws, solutions - kinetics, quantum chemistry, macromolecule physical chemistry.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry for Engineering students: 2110103. 

 

Physical Chemistry Lab. for Students         1 Cr.      Experiments in chemical kinetics, adsorption, equilibrium constants, phase diagrams. Conductometry, MW determination of macromolecules.

Prerequisite: 2114261 or 2114263.

 

2110307: English for Chemists      2 Cr.      Understanding chemistry texts and papers.

Prerequisite: English for Specific Purposes: 2510112.

 

2110411: Chemical Literature        1 Cr.      Introduction to scientific publications in the library.

Prerequisite: English for Chemists: 2110307.

 

2112339: Principles of Polymer Chemistry                4 Cr.      Polymer terminology, physical and mechanical relationship with structure, morphology, polymerization reactions, polycondensation-polyaddition copolymerization, diels-alder polymerization.

 

Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry II: 2112231. 

 

2110423: Undergraduate Research Project              3 Cr.      Research project under the supervision of a faculty member.

Prerequisite: 80 units of coursework.

 

2110425: Industrial Training    2 Cr.  Eight weeks of training in industries.

Prerequisite: 100 units of coursework.

 

 

GRADUATE PROGRAM

 

1) Curriculum for the Degree of M.Sc. in Chemistry

The Master of Science program provides the research-oriented training and education necessary for students entering the doctoral programs in chemistry or for training professional chemists qualified to function in technical positions.

The Department of Chemistry offers two programs for achieving the Master of Science degree. The first is a non-thesis program suitable for those who may already have extensive research experience, for educators who seek to upgrade their academic skills but do not require research experience, or for those who need to broaden their chemical background. The second is a traditional apprenticeship in research leading to a written thesis. The students admitted to the thesis program have to be accepted into an individual lab. Starting with a common core, both the non-thesis and thesis options may be developed into a final degree program in any of the four broad areas in chemistry: 1) Analytical Chemistry, 2) Inorganic Chemistry, 3) Physical Chemistry, and 4) Organic Chemistry. The students and their supervisors must work together to develop a research plan. A thesis embodying the results of original research shall be submitted to and be approved by the Department of Chemistry and the IUT Graduate Studies. A written thesis together with an oral presentation is required for the final approval.

Graduate students must take a total of 30 graduate credit hours to qualify for the M.Sc. degree.

a) Three of the following courses (two in Fall and one in Spring Semesters):

     - Advanced Organic Chemistry          3 Cr

     - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry       3 Cr

     - Advanced Analytical Chemistry      3 Cr

     - Advanced Physical Chemistry         3 Cr

b) Tow core courses in their field of study (6 Cr.), one in Fall and one in Spring Semesters .

c) Elective courses (6 Cr.)

d) Seminar (1 Cr.)

e) Thesis (8 Cr.).

For the non-thesis stream, the thesis is replaced by a comprehensive review of a subject in chemistry under the supervision of a faculty member (4 Cr.)

Specific courses shall be completed as follows:

 

A)    Analytical Chemistry

Semester I (Fall),

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2118582

2116571

2112525

2114551

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Advanced Physical Chemistry

One course from the major specific courses

3

3

3

3

3

Semester II (Spring) Major specific Courses

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2118581

2118583

2118585

Advanced Electrochemistry

Physical and Chemical Methods of Separation

Atomic Spectroscopy

Electives

3

3

3

3

Semester III (Fall) Major specific Courses

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

9010501-21

9010600-01

 

2118584

 

2118586

2118587

2118588

Seminar

Thesis

(Elec.) Molecular Spectroscopy

(Elec.) Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry

(Elec.) Kinetics in Analytical Chemistry

(Elec.) Chromatography

(Elec.) Trace Analysis

1

0

3

3

 

3

2

3

Semester IV (Spring)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

9010608-01

Thesis

8

 

 

B)   Inorganic Chemistry

Semester I (Fall),

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2118582

2116571

2112525

2114551

 

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Advanced Physical Chemistry

One course from the major specific courses

3

3

3

3

3

Semester II (Spring) Major specific Courses

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2116573

2116577

2116572

Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Spectroscopy

Kinetics & Mechanism of Inorg. Reactions

Electives

3

3

3

3

Semester III (Fall) Major specific Courses

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

9010501-21

9010600-01

2116574

2116575

 

2116578

 

Seminar

Thesis

(Elec.) Chemical Application of Group Theory

(Elec.) Synthesis and Characterization of Complex Compounds

(Elec.) Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

1

0

3

3

 

3

Semester IV (Spring)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

9010608-01

Thesis

8

 

 

C) Organic Chemistry

 

Semester I (Fall),

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2118582

2116571

2112525

2114551

 

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Advanced Physical Chemistry

One course from the major specific courses

3

3

3

3

3

Semester II (Spring) Major specific Courses

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2112526

2112527

Physical Organic Chemistry

Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

Electives

3

3

3

Semester III (Fall) Major specific Courses

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

9010501-21

9010600-01

 

Thesis

Seminar

Electives

0

1

6

Semester IV (Spring)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

9010608-01

Thesis

8

 

 

D) Physical Chemistry

 

Semester I (Fall),

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2118582

2116571

2112525

2114551

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Advanced Physical Chemistry

One course from the major specific courses

3

3

3

3

3

Semester II (Spring) Major specific Courses

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

2114553

2114552

2114554

Quantum Chemistry II

Statistical Thermodynamics

Advanced Chemical Kinetics Theory

Electives

3

3

3

3

Semester III (Fall) Major specific Courses

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

9010501-21

9010600-01

2114558

2114557

 

2114556

2114559

 

Seminar

Thesis

(Elec.) Molecular Spectroscopy

(Elec.) Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry

(Elec.) Surface Chemistry

(Elec.) Physical Chemistry of the Environment

1

0

3

3

 

3

3

Semester IV (Spring)

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

9010608-01

Thesis

8

 

2) Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

The doctoral program emphasizes empirical and theoretical approaches to chemical research. Students are required to integrate basic skills in chemistry with focal studies in an emphasized area. The program is designed to provide research experience and training appropriate for advanced positions in academic research and teaching, government and public agencies, and industry.

Ph.D. Admission Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                Applicants to the Ph.D. program should have received a M.Sc. degree from an accredited university with a minimum grade point average of 15.0 out of 20 (excluding the thesis grade) and have to pass the written entrance examination in their field of interest. Admissions will be conferred on the basis of interviews to outstanding applicants selected from among the top 20% of those who have passed the written exam.  

Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Ph.D. students, according to their area of study (Organic, Inorganic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry), must take 15 graduate credit hours and one seminar (1 credit). They are also required to pass a Standard English Test such as IELTS and TOEFL (or equivalent). After finishing their coursework, the students must pass the comprehensive exam consisting of written and oral components. They will then submit a written dissertation proposal to the director of graduate studies in Chemistry and will work on the subject under the supervision of a faculty member (20 credits). To evaluate the student’s progress in the research project, two oral presentations of the results of the research, at intervals of six months, are required. This will be judged by a committee of professors and specialists in the field.

 

Specific courses shall be completed as follows:

 

A)  Analytical Chemistry

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

*2110701

*2118784

*2118781

2118875

2118786

2118788

2118783

2118782

2118787

*9010701-21

*9010709-01

*9010730-01

*9010740-01

*9010750-01

*9010725-01

*9010820-01

Lasers and their Applications in Chemistry

Kinetics and Thermal Methods of Analysis

Electrochemical Analyses in Nonaqueous Solvents

Statistical Analyses of Data & Chemometrics

Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry in Nonaqueous Solvents

New Methods in Instrumental Analysis

Radiation Methods of Analysis

Computer and Electronics in Chemistry

Seminar

English for Academic Purposes

Comprehensive Exams 1

Research Oral Presentation 1

Research Oral Presentation 2

Thesis (Applicants admitted before 1384/2005)

Thesis (Applicants admitted after 1384/2005)

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

1

0

0

0

0

25

20

*Core Courses

 

B)   Inorganic Chemistry

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

*2116771

 

*2116774

*2116775

 

*2116777

2116772

2116773

2116776

2112736

*9010701-21

*9010709-01

*9010730-01

*9010740-01

*9010750-01

*9010725-01

*9010820-01

Chemistry of Excited States and Reactive Intermediates

Structure and Bonding in Inorganic Compounds

Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

(Inorganic Electrochemistry)

Multinuclear NMR

Advanced Photochemistry

Chemistry of Inorganic Polymers

Kinetics of Coordination Compounds

Advanced NMR Spectroscopy

Seminar

English for Academic Purposes

Comprehensive 1

Research Oral Presentation 1

Research Oral Presentation 2

Thesis (Applicants admitted before 1384/2005)

Thesis (Applicants admitted after 1384/2005)

3

 

3

3

 

3

3

3

3

3

1

0

0

0

0

25

20

*Core Courses

 

C)  Organic Chemistry

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

*2112725

*2112733

*2112734

*2112736

2112729

2112731

2112735

2112732

2112737

*9010701-21

*9010709-01

*9010730-01

*9010740-01

*9010750-01

*9010725-01

*9010820-01

Recent Advances in Natural Products

Reactive Intermediates in Organic Chemistry

Advanced Polymer Chemistry

Advanced NMR Spectroscopy

Advanced Heterocyclic Chemistry

Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

Sereochemistry

Synthesis and Application of Specific Polymers

Functionalized Polymers and Their Properties

Seminar

English for Academic Purposes

Comprehensive 1

Research Oral Presentation 1

Research Oral Presentation 2

Thesis (Applicants admitted before 1384/2005)

Thesis (Applicants admitted after 1384/2005)

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

1

0

0

0

0

25

20

*Core Courses

 

D)  Physical Chemistry

Code

Course

Cr. Hrs.

*2114755

*2114751

*2114752

*2114756

2114753

2114754

2114757

2114758

2110706

*9010701-21

*9010709-01

*9010730-01

*9010740-01

*9010750-01

*9010725-01

*9010820-01

Quantum Chemistry III

Statistical Thermodynamics II

Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes

Advanced Molecular Spectroscopy

Chemical Thermodynamics of Solids

Mathematics in Physical Chemistry

Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules

Nano-thermodynamics

Seminar

English for Academic Purposes

Comprehensive 1

Research Oral Presentation 1

Research Oral Presentation 2

Thesis (Applicants admitted before 1384/2005)

Thesis (Applicants admitted after 1384/2005)

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

1

0

0

0

0

25

20

*Core Courses

Admission to Candidacy 
To be admitted to candidacy, students must satisfy the requirements of the IUT Graduate School, which includes passing the qualifying examinations and completing the required coursework.

Dissertation 
A dissertation embodying the results of the original research shall be submitted to and approved by the Department of Chemistry and the IUT Graduate School. The general regulations of the Graduate Schoolconcerning the preparation of the dissertation must be met. These rules include a public oral defense of the written dissertation. Dissertations are accepted only if at least one paper is published in an international journal with an impact factor higher than 1.5.

Teaching
At least one semester of supervised teaching is required for all doctoral students.

International collaboration

The faculty members in the Department of Chemistry have scientific collaboration with many institutions around the world such as ICTP (International Center for Theoretical Physics) and several European and American Universities. The Department also benefits from the cooperation of adjunct professors in various areas.