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Chem with Europ Exper

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Year 2 Modules

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • FXX-9001: European placement for 1 year (120) Core
    This module involves the student in going on an European placement visit for one year which is assessed by the placement supervisor and the students tutor and another member of academic staff. Course Team: Dr M Lahmann, Placement Supervisor RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING- None RECOMMENDED - None SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS The student will be placed in Europe and will need to make arragements for accomodation/travel.

Semester 2

  • FXX-9001: European placement for 1 year
    This module involves the student in going on an European placement visit for one year which is assessed by the placement supervisor and the students tutor and another member of academic staff. Course Team: Dr M Lahmann, Placement Supervisor RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING- None RECOMMENDED - None SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS The student will be placed in Europe and will need to make arragements for accomodation/travel.

Year 4 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • FXX-3116: Project - Quadruple Module (40) Core
    CORE MODULE. This module is CORE to your degree programme. In order to progress to the next year of study or qualify for a degre you MUST successfully complete and pass this module. This practical module concentrates on an area of research in a sub-discipline (organic, inorganic, physical) of your choosing. You will be required to undertake chemical laboratory / computational / instrumental research for a considerable period of time each week (approx. 18 hours) and to write-up a 40 page report on your findings. Course Team: Project Supervisor, Research Committee Members (2) RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING - None RECOMMENDED READING - None SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS - None
  • FXX-3201: Separation Science (10)
  • FXX-3503: Research Skills (10)
    The main topics covered are:- 1. Identifying and retrieving chemical research information (from peer reviewed journals and academic databases) 2. Organising, summarising and integrating the chemical literature 3. Public understanding of science 4. Project management tasks- focusing on project planning and monitoring. 5. Understanding nature of the scientific method and ethics. 6. Have an awareness of current chemistry research (RSC lectures) 7. Participate in career/employability workshops. Course Team: Dr R Davies (3 lectures), Dr M Lahmann (3 lectures), Dr H Tai (6 lectures), Dr L Murphy (6 lectures), Dr M Beckett (3 lectures), Employability (1 lecure) non credit bearing. RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING 1. Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences Tina Overton, Stuart Johnson, and Jon Scott 2011 (OUP) RECOMMENDED READING none SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS It is expected that students will purchase or have ready access to the essential text books above
  • FXX-3507: Advanced Physical Chemistry (10)
    Techniques in Quantum Chemistry (12 hours) - Techniques in Quantum Chemistry - Introductory matrix algebra. Potential surfaces, minima and transition structures. Molecular mechanics. Hartree-Fock and density functional theories. Emphasis is on the techniques, reliability and current applications (including computer packages) of modern computational quantum chemistry in electronic structure theory. Techniques of geometry optimization. Chemical Dynamics (12 hours) The course begins with a brief introduction to statistical thermodynamics with the goal of introducing partition functions. Transition State theory is then discussed followed by a review and classification of potential energy surfaces. The course then focusses on quantum dynamics where the time-dependent Schroedinger equation is introduced. Course Team : Professor B Paizs, Dr K Hughes RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING Physical Chemistry, Atkins (OUP)* *Most recent editions of this as it is regularly updated. RECOMMENDED READING 1. Chemical Modeling from Atoms to Liquids, A Hinchcliffe, (John Wiley & Sons Ltd 1999) 2. Atoms in Molecules: Quantum Theory (The International Series of Monographson Chemistry No 22), Richard F. W. Bader, (OUP) 3. Reaction Dynamics, M. Brouard (Oxford Chemistry Primer 1998) 4. Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics, J.I. Steinfield, J.S. Francisco, W.L. Hase, 2nd edition, 1999 SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS It is expected that students will purchase or have ready access to the essential text books above
  • FXX-3510: Core Organic Chemical Concepts (10)
    Physical organic chemistry and synthesis This section details some principal physical-organic aspects. The characteristics of reactions, with emphasis on cyclization reactions, will be discussed in terms of the Frontier Orbital Theory and the Hammond principle. Organic chemistry inspired by Nature During this unit examples of natural product synthesis will be discussed and compared with the chemistry in biological systems. Some fundamental organic reactions will be revisited and related to the biological pathways. Course Team: Professor M Baird (10 lectures), Dr P Murphy (10 lectures) RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING 1. Organic Chemistry, Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren and Peter Wothers (2nd Ed 2012) RECOMMENDED READING 1. March's Advanced Organic Chemistry Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure, M B Smith and J. March (McGraw-Hill 2001) 2. Physical Basis of Organic Chemistry , H Maskill (OUP 1993) 3. Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions: by Ian Fleming. Student Edition Paperback 2009 Publisher Wiley-Blackwell SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS

Semester 2

  • FXX-3116: Project - Quadruple Module
    CORE MODULE. This module is CORE to your degree programme. In order to progress to the next year of study or qualify for a degre you MUST successfully complete and pass this module. This practical module concentrates on an area of research in a sub-discipline (organic, inorganic, physical) of your choosing. You will be required to undertake chemical laboratory / computational / instrumental research for a considerable period of time each week (approx. 18 hours) and to write-up a 40 page report on your findings. Course Team: Project Supervisor, Research Committee Members (2) RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING - None RECOMMENDED READING - None SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS - None
  • FXX-3505: Organomet Chem & Catalysis (10)
    The first section of the lecture course covers organometallic compounds and compounds. Basic concepts and terminology of organometallic chemistry, 18e Rule; electron counting. Survey of metal ligand bonding. The synthesis and reactions of organometallic compounds - eta1-alkyls; eta2-carbenes, alkenes, alkynes, eta3-allyls, eta4-butadienes, eta5-pentadienyls, eta6-arenes. The important reactions: oxidative insertion, reductive elimination, group migration (insertion), metathesis, dimerization, oligomerization and polymerisation. The focus is on the development of a basic understanding of organometallic ligands to give the ability to understand organometallic compounds in catalysis. The relative importance and value of heterogeneous and homogenous catalysis is studied. Catalytic reactions are selected from: hydroformylation (OXO process), Monsanto acetic acid process, alkene hydrogenations, asymmetric hydrogenations and metathesis reactions. Organics and Organometallics/Catalysis The synthesis of natural and non-natural compounds using organometallic chemistry particularly catalytic methodologies. Topics including nucleophilic substitution, cross coupling, cyclisation chemistry and metathesis will be covered. Course Team: Dr L Jones (12 lectures), Prof I Perepichka (12 lectures) RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING - None RECOMMENDED READING 1. Organometallics 1 - Complexes with transition-metal-carbon sigma-bonds, M Bochman, (OUP 1999) 2. Organometallics 2 - Complexes with transition-metal-carbon pi-bonds, M Bochman, (OUP 1999) SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS - None
  • FXX-3506: General Skills (10)
    This module also consists of sessions involving problem solving in organic, physical and inorganic chemistry. There is also a group based problem solving session. The course involves the students in précis writing and presentational skills as part of the assessment of this module. Course Team: Dr C Gwenin, Dr K Hughes, Dr I Butler. Dr L Murphy, Dr M Beckett, Dr P Murphy, Prof I Perepichka (Teaching) All Academic staff (assessments). RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING 1. Organic Chemistry, Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers (OUP)* 2. Inorganic Chemistry, C E Housecroft, A G Sharp (Prentice Hall)* 3. Physical Chemistry, Atkins (OUP)* *Most Recent editions of these as they are regularly updated. RECOMMENDED READING none SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS It is expected that students will purchase or have ready access to the essential text books above
  • FXX-3508: Core Physical Chem Concepts (10)
    This module is comprised of two taught lecture courses containing materials on dynamic electrochemistry, crystallography, basic surface kinetics. Electrode Dynamics This part of the course aims to provide detailed analysis of the kinetics of reactions at metallic electrodes. Modern techniques for studying rates of electron transfer and mass transport will be discussed in detail. The course will terminate with examples on electrocatalysis and corrosion, to show how modern electrochemical techniques can be used to study electrode kinetics. X-ray/Neutron diffraction Revision of basic crystallography, reciprocal lattice, generators, atomic bases, calculation of structure factors from atomic scattering factors (6 lectures): Adsorption: comparison of different isotherms (e.g. Langmuir vs BET), basic surface kinetics (6 lectures). Course Team: Dr C Gwenin (12 lectures), Dr J Thomas (12 lectures). RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING 1. Physical Chemistry, Atkins (OUP)* *Most recent edition of this as it is regularly updated. 2. Electrode Dynamics (Oxford Chemistry Primers) A. C. Fisher RECOMMENDED READING 1. A first course in electrode processes: D. Pletcher 2. Electrochemical Methods: Bard and Faulkner Instrumental methods in Electrochemistry; Southampton Electrochemistry group SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS It is expected that students will purchase or have ready access to the essential text books above
  • FXX-3509: Advanced Org and Inorg Chem (10)
    This module covers inorganic reaction mechanisms and advanced organic synthesis with focus on asymmetric synthesis. Reaction Mechanisms. Classification of inorganic reaction mechanisms. What is a reaction mechanism? How are reaction mechanism studied? Kinetics. Reaction profiles for A, Ia Id and D mechanisms. Substitution at 4-coordinate transition-metal sites: Tetrahedral - Co-ordinatively saturated complexes (D mechanism); unsaturated complexes (A mechanism); competing mechanisms and temperature effects. Square-planar - Associative mechanisms and the role of solvent; evidence for a solvent intermediate; stereochemistry of substitution; influence of entering group (nucleophilicity scales); influence of spectator ligand (trans effect); influence of leaving group; dissociative mechanisms at square planar sites. Substitution at six-coordinate octahedral sites: role of solvent; the solvolysis reaction (leaving group; spectator ligands and stereochemistry); displacement of coordinated solvent (solvent exchange, inert/labile, CFAE, Eigen-Wilkins Id mechanism). Direct substitution without solvent interaction. Base catalysed hydrolysis (Dcb mechanism, tbp intermediate); acid catalysed hydrolysis; redox catalysed substitution. Electron-transfer reactions; classification of reactions: stoichiometry (complementary and noncomplementary reactions), mechanism (inner sphere and outer sphere); differentiation between inner and outer sphere reactions. Outer sphere reactions: self-exchange reactions and Marcus cross theory. This section of the module will revise and expand core concepts of selectivity and specificity, kinetic vs. thermodynamic control, regio- and stereo control. Also, strategies and challenges in ring formation will be discussed. The material will be illustrated with examples of total synthesis, examined both from the synthetic, retrosynthetic and mechanistic perspective. A particular emphasis will be on diastereoselective and asymmetric synthesis (resolution, asymmetric induction, chiral auxiliary, chiral pool, organo catalysis, bio catalysis, asymmetric catalysis) in the view of both research and industrial applications. Course Team: Dr M Beckett (12 lecutres), Dr M Lahmann (12 lectures) RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING 1. Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Ed., C E Housecroft & A G Sharpe (Prentice Hall), 2008. 2. Organic Chemistry Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren and Peter Wothers (2nd Ed 2012) RECOMMENDED READING 1..Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 5th Ed., Cotton & Wilkinson (Wiley) SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS - None