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All the students who enter the institute through IIT JEE have to register for mandatory chemistry courses for at least two semesters. These courses cover advanced basics of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.


M. Sc. (2-yr) Students enrolled in this program first have to qualify for the Joint Admission Test (JAM) for M.Sc. that is generally held in the month of May. The department offers several core (compulsory) courses and many electives. The course materials are so designed such as to facilitate and encourage discussion not only at the fundamental level but to also expose them to new and exciting trends in present day research. The program involves a 2-year (4 semesters) coursework with the last semester being mainly devoted to a research project carried out in any of the research groups of the students' choice.

M. Tech. (2-yr) The department also offers a 2-yr M.Tech program wherein to be eligible students have to qualify the GATE exam and then appear for a formal interview in May. In their final year, students engage themselves in gaining research experience in a research laboratory of their choice.

Ph.D. Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program have to qualify for the GATE or CSIR-NET exams. Interviews for prospective doctoral students are held during the month of May, following which they can join from the Fall semester of the same year after getting accepted. Candidates generally start their research work under the respective faculty member from the first semester itself. Doctoral students are also encouraged to engage in Teaching Assistantship (TA) duties in supervising undergraduate laboratories.

List of Courses offered by the departmemt

CYP100 Chemistry Laboratory
2 credits (0-0-4)
An integrated laboratory course consisting of 12-14 experiments from physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. The course exposes the student to inorganic and organic synthesis as well as basic quantitative and qualitative analysis and is designed to illustrate the underlying principles of chemical and electro-analytical techniques, dynamics and chemical transformations. Experiments on : Titrimetry, Surface tension and viscosity, Potentiometry, Conductometry, Preparations of metal complexes, Kinetic experiments, Thermo-chemical measurements, Quantitative estimation of organic compounds.

CYL110 Physical Chemistry: Concepts and Applications
4 credits (3-1-0)
(i) Chemical thermodynamics – Free energy and entropy changes in chemical processes, Phase rule and phase equilibria, Equilibrium electrochemistry. (ii) Quantum mechanical principles of structure and bonding in molecules and thermodynamic connection. (iii) Chemical dynamics – Reaction rates, Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.

CYL120 Inorganic and Organic Chemistry: Concepts and Applications
4 credits (3-1-0)
Inorganic Chemistry:
(i) Transition metal complexes: Crystal field theory, basic concepts, crystal field effects in linear (ML2), tetrahedral, square planar (ML4) and octahedral geometry (ML6), pairing energies, weak field and strong field case, crystal field stabilization energy, factors affecting magnitude of 10Dq, high and low spin complexes, evidences for crystal field stabilization, tetragonal distortions from octahedral geometry, electronic spectra and magnetism. (ii) Organometallics: EAN rule, metal carbonyls – synthesis, bonding and structure, metallocenes – synthesis and properties, Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. (iii) Bioinorganic chemistry: Metalloporphyrins, metalloproteins, hemoglobin and myoglobin – structure and function. (iv) Inorganic solids: Structures and applications. Layered solids, Zeolites, magnetic and electronic properties of inorganic solids. Organic Chemistry:
(i) Structure and Stereoisomerism: Conjugation and aromaticity, stereoisomerism, structural representation of stereoisomers, IUPAC conventions for optical and geometrical isomers. Conformations and conformational analysis - linear and cyclic compounds. Resolution of racemates - chemical and enzymatic methods. (ii) Reactivity of molecules: Acids and bases. Factors influencing their relative strengths. Free energy criteria for reactivity. Kinetic and thermodynamic criteria for chemical reactions. Hammond’s postulate and reaction coordinate - potential energy profiles. Kinetic vs. thermodynamic control of reactions. Determination of reaction mechanisms. (iii) Applications: Formation, stability and aplication of reactive intermediates. Use of reactive intermediates in the design of synthesis of simple organic compounds.

CYL210 Applied Chemistry: Chemistry at Interfaces
6 credits (3-1-3)
Pre-requisites: CYP100 & CYL120
Unit processes in organic synthesis. Laboratory vs. industrial synthesis. Role of medium in directing synthetic outcomes, organised media. Natural and synthetic constrained systems (inorganic and organic) for control of reactivity in organic reactions. Phase transfer catalysis, polymer and other supported reagents for control of reactions. Green chemistry. Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry, kinetics of catalysed reactions. Industrial catalysts.

CYL230 Polymer Chemistry
3 credits (2-1-0)
Pre-requisites: CYL120
Classification of polymers, Molecular weights, Chemical structure and morphology, Kinetics and mechanism of chain growth and step growth polymerisation. Fibre forming polymers. Epoxy and Phenolic Resins. Copolymerization, techniques of polymerization. Stereoregular polymerization.

CYL250 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry
4 credits (3-1-0)
Pre-requisites: CYL120
Structure - activity relationships in simple organic molecules. Strategies for carbon-carbon bond formation. Dienes, Polyenes and Pericyclic reactivity. Free radical reactions. Heterocyclic chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Natural Product chemistry: Carbohydrates, Nucleic Acids, Lipids, Aminoacids and Proteins.

CYL330 Chemistry of High Temperature Materials
4 credits (3-1-0)
Pre-requisites: CYL120 and EC 60
Synthesis of molecular, non-molecular and composite materials. Physicochemical characterization of materials; structure-property relationship among materials; Application in refractory catalysis, sensors, semiconductors and superconductors.

CYL340 Supramolecular Chemistry
4 credits (3-1-0)
Pre-requisites: CYL120 and EC 60
Chemistry beyond the molecule. Supramolecular, chemical and biochemical recognition, biomodels, molecular organization and aggregation, organized media and its use in developing new technologies. Host guest chemistry with cations and anions, clatherates, liquid crystals, use of weak interaction-weak bonds for obtaining new materials and molecular catalysis, membrane mimetic chemistry and technologies, purpose linked molecular design and devices.

CYL410 Computational Methods and Analysis
3 credits (3-0-0)
Pre-requisites: CYL110 and EC 90
Structure, dynamics and equilibrium; Monte Carlo method, Brownian dynamics and molecular dynamics. Simple and associated liquids, aqueous solutions, colloids and simple polymers. Electronic Structure Calculations; Matrix methods for many particle Schrodinger equation, combining molecular dynamics methods with electronic structure calculations and quantum Monte Carlo etc. The systems to be considered as molecules, metals and semiconductors. Special methods for macromolecular systems; Energy minimization in multi-dimensions, visualization (exploration of steric and electrostatic complementarities) on systems such as biomolecules (protein and nucleic acids), Complex polymers. Zeolities. Implementation of all the above methods on computers.

CYL501 Molecular Thermodynamics
3 credits (3-0-0)
Review of first, second and third laws of thermodynamics. Chemical equilibria. Ideal and non-ideal solutions. Electrolyte solutions. Equilibrium electrochemistry. Postulates of statistical thermodynamics, ensembles, monoatomic and polyatomic ideal gases, molar heat capacities. Classical statistical mechanics.

CYP501 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
2 credits (0-0-4)
Experiments highlighting the principles of thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, and electrochemistry are included in this course. Examples include thermodynamics of micellization, synthesis, stablization and spectroscopy of nanoparticles, photofluorometry, electrolyte solutions, thermodynamics of cell reaction etc.

CYL502 Stereochemistry and Organic Reaction Mechanism
3 credits (3-0-0)
Stereochemistry of acyclic and cyclic compounds including chiral molecules without a chiral centre. Reaction mechanisms (polar and free radical) with stereochemical considerations. Reactive intermediates: generation, structure and reactivity.

CYP502 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
2 credits (0-0-4)
Experiments involving basic techniques in organic chemistry will be introduced.

CYL503 Main Group Chemistry and Inorganic Solids
3 credits (3-0-0)
Molecular symmetry. Point groups. Crystal symmetry. Space groups. Solid state structures. Bonding in solids. Rings, cages and clusters of main group elements. Synthesis, properties and structure of boranes, carboranes, borazines, silicates, zeolites, phosphazenes. Iso and hetero polyanions. Zintl phases. Bio-inorganic chemistry of main group elements.

CYP503 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I
2 credits (0-0-4)
The laboratory course teaches experimental techniques in synthesis and charaterization of metal complexes.

CYL504 Biochemistry I
3 credits (3-0-0)
Cell evolution. Structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and lipids. Biological membranes. Enzymes: kinetics, control and applications.

CYP504 Biochemistry Laboratory I
2 credits (0-0-4)
Quantitative and qualitative estimation/tests of biomolecules. Enzyme assay and studies of their properties.

CYL505 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
3 credits (3-0-0)
UV, visible spectroscopy. IR spectrometry. Atomic absorption and emission spectrometry. Fluorescence and phosphorescence based methods. Chromatographic methods of separation. Gas chromatography. HPLC. Potentiometric methods. ISE. Thermal analysis and voltammetric methods of analysis. Data evaluation.

CYL561 Quantum Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Basic concepts and postulates of quantum mechanics. Hydrogen atom. Quantization of angular momentum. Many electron atoms. Variation theorem. Perturbation theory. Molecular orbital and valence bond theories. Introductory treatment of semi-empirical and ab initio calculations on molecular systems.

CYP561 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
2 credits (0-0-4)
Experiments are primarily concerned with chemical kinetics and computer simulations. Students are exposed to various classical and modern methods for following the kinetics of chemical reactions. Computer simulation methods as applied to chemistry are introduced.

CYL562 Organic Synthesis
3 credits (3-0-0)
Formation of carbon-carbon bonds including organometallic reactions. Synthetic applications of organoboranes and organosilanes. Reactions at unactivated C-H bonds. Oxidations. Reductions. Newer Reagents. Design of organic synthesis. Retrosynthetic analysis. Selectivity in organic synthesis. Protection and deprotection of functional groups. Multistep synthesis of some representative molecules.

CYP562 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
2 credits (0-0-4)
Synthesis and characterization of organic molecules will be given in this course.

CYL563 Transition and Inner-transition Metal Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Bonding in metal complexes (ligand field and molecular orbital theories). Magnetic and spectral characteristics of transition metal and inner transition metal ions and complexes. Substitution, electron transfer and photochemical reactions of transition metal complexes. Metal-metal bonded clusters. Use of lanthanide compounds as shift reagents. Bio-inorganic chemistry of iron, cobalt and copper.

CYP563 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II
2 credits (0-0-4)
Developing experimental skills in inorganic chemistry applied to organometallics and bioinorganic chemistry.

CYL564 Biochemistry II
3 credits (3-0-0)
Metabolism: basic concepts and design. Bioenergetics. Biosynthesis and degradation of carbohydrates (including photosynthesis). Lipids and amino acids.

CYP564 Biochemistry Laboratory II
2 credits (0-0-4)
Enzyme characterization and applications; DNA & RNA isolation.

CYL565 Chemical Dynamics and Surface Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Reaction kinetics and molecular reaction dynamics. Experimental techniques for fast reactions. Femto chemistry. Surface phenomena. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Physical methods for studying surfaces.

CYL566 Physical Methods of Structure Determination of Organic Compounds
3 credits (3-0-0)
Applications of UV, IR, NMR and mass spectral methods in structure determination of organic compounds.

CYL601 Group Theory & Spectroscopy
3 credits (3-0-0)
Symmetry operations. Review of point and space groups. Applications of group theoretical techniques in spectroscopy. Chemical bonding. Crystallography. Theoretical treatment of rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. Magnetic spectroscopy.

CYL602 Pericyclic Reactions and Photochemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Theory of pericyclic reactions - correlation diagrams. FMO and PMO methods. Cycloadditions. Molecular rearrangements (pericyclic and nonpericyclic). Photochemistry - basics and mechanistic principles. Reactivity of simple chromophores.

CYL603 Basic Organometallic Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Organometallc compounds of main group, transition and inner transition elements. Synthesis, structure and bonding in metal carbonyls, nitrosyls and alkyls, allyls and cyclopentadienyl derivatives. Organometallic clusters. Homogeneous catalysis (hydrogenation and hydroformylation) by organometallic species.

CYL604 Biochemistry III
3 credits (3-0-0)
Replication, transcription and recombination of DNA. Protein synthesis and processing. Gene expression and control. Molecular immunology. Microbial growth. Molecular cloning.

Departmental Electives [Any four to be selected: Two in III semester and two in IV semester]

CYL665 Solid State Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Solid state chemistry is a subject that is very relevant to modern technology from solid catalysts to superconducting magnets. The course is aimed at giving an overview of modern developments in solid state chemistry. Contents: Crystal chemistry (8 lectures); bonding in solids (3 lectures); defects and non stoichiometry (3 lectures); X-ray diffraction of solids (6 lectures); synthesis of solids (5 lectures); electronic and magnetic properties of solids (5 lectures); superconductivity (2 lectures); optical properties (3 lectures); luminescence and lasers (1 lecture); recent trends in solid state chemistry(6 lectures)

CYL666 Chemistry of Macromolecules
3 credits (3-0-0)
Polymers from a large class of materials that have varied applications. This course provides insight into the physical chemistry of polymers. Contents: Kinetics of condensation, free radical, and ionic polymerization (15 lectures); molecular weight determination (8 lectures), thermodynamics of polymer solutions (7 lectures), characterization of polymers by spectroscopic and thermal techniques (12 lectures).

CYL667 Selected Topics in Spectroscopy
3 credits (3-0-0)
Franck-Condon principle. Fermi Golden rule. Normal mode analysis. Multiphoton spectroscopy. Molecular beam techniques. Nonlinear laser spectroscopy. Two-level systems. Precession. Rabi frequency, nutation, Block equations. Multidimensional NMR techniques.

CYL668 Statistical Mechanics & Molecular Simulation Methods
3 credits (3-0-0)
Theory of ensembles. Classical fluids. Phase transitions and relaxation phenomena. Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics and Brownian dynamics computer simulations. Elucidation of structural dynamic and thermodynamic properties of chemical and biological systems.

CYL669 Biophysical Chemistry I
3 credits (3-0-0)
Structure and conformation of proteins, nucleic acids and other biological polymers. Techniques for the study of biological structure and function. Configurational statistics and conformational transitions. Thermodynamics and kinetics of ligand interactions. Regulation of biological activity. Bioinformatics: Genomics and proteomics.

CYL675 Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds
3 credits (3-0-0)
Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds containing one, two and three heteroatoms. Total synthesis of representative natural products.

CYL676 Bio-Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Bio-Organic: Amino acids, Polypeptides and enzyme models. Medicinal: Deifinitions, Classifications. Pharmaceutical, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic phases. Drug-receptor interactions. Intra- and intermolecular forces. Solvent effects. Ligand binding. Docking and design. Drug metabolism.

CY L677 Supramolecular Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Non-covalent associations. Molecular recognition. Molecular hosts: crown compound, cyclophanes, cyclodextrins etc., design and applications. Nano technology. Molecular clefts, molecular tweezers, molecular devices. Self assembly. Self replication.

CYL678 Recent Trends in Organic Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Recent advances in Organic Synthesis, spectroscopy and reaction mechanisms.

CYL685 Applied Organometallic Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Pi-ligand systems. Organometallics containing M=C:M=C bond and hybrids as ligands. Reactions at metal and organic ligands. Catalytic applications of organometallics: Wacker-Smidt synthesis, Monsanto acetic acid process, Zeigler-Natta polymerization of alkenes, Enantioselective functional group interconversions. Organometallics as protecting and activating groups in organic synthesis. Insertion at M-C bonds. Transmetallation and cyclization reaction of organometallics. Bioorganometallic chemistry and surface organometallic chemistry.

CYL686 Inorganic Polymers
3 credits (3-0-0)
Homo and heterocatenated inorganic polymers. Polyphosphazenes: synthetic routes and bonding features, polymerization of organo/ organometallic substituted phosphazenes and their applications. Polysilanes: sigma bond delocalization in polysilanes and its implications, synthesis and characterization of polysilanes. Polysiloxanes: synthetic routes via anionic and cationic polymerization, properties and environmental aspects. Dendritic macromolecules based on inorganic elements. Coordination polymers.

CYL687 Bio-Inorganic Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Introduction of bio-inorganic chemistry. General properties of biological molecules. Physical methods in bio-inorganic chemistry. Binding of metal ions and complexes to biomolecule- active centres: synthesis and reactivity of the active sites. Atom and group transfer chemistry. Electron transfer in proteins. Frontiers of bio-inorganic chemistry: some topics of current research interest.

CYL688 Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Spectroscopic methods in inorganic chemistry: Multinuclear NMR (31P, 119Sn &195Pt), EPR and Mossbauer specstrpscopy; X-ray diffraction methods (powder and single crystal), Finger printing of solids from powder data and determination of crystal structures by Rietveld analysis and single crystal studies. Electrochemical methods (cyclic voltammetry; differential pulse voltammetry, coulometry).

CYL695 Applied Biocatalysis
3 credits (3-0-0)
Introduction to enzymes. Transition states and enzyme catalysis. Bioseparation. Applications of enzymes as therapeutic agents and analytical reagents, biosensors, enzymatic degumming of edible oils. Use of enzymes in animal feed. Enzymes in chemical biotransformations. Pre-steady state and steady state kinetics. Kinetics in industrial processs. Enzymes structure determination. Enzyme stability and stabilization. Protein modification and bio-conjugation chemistry. Toxicological considerations and safety in handling enzymes. Catalytic antibodies and ribozymes. Enzyme immobilization and concept of protein and enzyme engineering.

CYL696 Nonaqueous Enzymology
3 credits (3-0-0)
Advantages associated with the use of enzymes in organic solvents. Hydration induced conformational flexibility and protein dynamics. Kinetics of enzymatic reactions in organic solvents. Enhanced thermal stability. Inactivation mechanisms. pH memory. Medium engineering. Biocatalyst engineering. Protein imprinting. Enzymes in reverse micelles. Applications and use of enzymes in non-aqueous media.

CYL697 Selected Topics in Biochemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Protein folding. Making machines out of proteins. Birth assembly and death of proteins. Protein stability. Evolution of new proteins/enzymes. Cellular basis of immunity. Structure and function of antibodies. Generation of antibody diversity. T cell receptors and MHC molecules. Cancer as a microevolutionary process. Tools and techniques in biochemistry including microbial biochemistry, recombinant techniques; immunological techniques; spectroscopic techniques like fluorescence and NMR; Recent applications.

CYL701 Electroanalytical Chemistry
5 credits (3-0-4)
Principles of electro-chemical methods, electrochemical reactions, electroanalytical voltammetry as applied to analysis and the chemistry of heterogeneous electron transfers, electrochemical instrumentation.

CYL702 Chemical Separations
5 credits (3-0-4)
Theory and applications of equilibrium and nonequilibrium separation techniques. Extraction, countercurrent distribution, gas chromatography, column and plane chromatographic techniques, electrophoresis, ultracentrifugation, and other separation methods.

CYL703 Spectrochemical Methods
5 credits (3-0-4)
Principles of atomic and molecular spectrometric methods especially UV-visible, IR, fluorescence, AAS, AES, CD, and ORD; discussion of instrumentation, methodology, applications.

CYL704 Chemical Computations
3 credits (2-0-2)
Introduction to programming; solution of numerical problems in equilibrium, kinetics, and spectroscopy; overview of molecular modelling, molecular simulations, molecular design, and bioinformatics; use of spectroscopic and structural databases.

CYL705 Environmental Analytical Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Introduction to environmental analysis; Sampling methods; Environmental pollution from industrial effluents, radiochemical waste, nuclear waste, trace elements; Water and waste water analysis; Measurement, detection and monitoring of radiation; Air pollution and monitoring.

CYL707 Electronics and Chemical Instrumentation
3 credits (3-0-0)
Models of electronic systems, frequency response of inactive networks, amplification and amplifier feedback, signal processing, fundamental measuring operation, analog instrument design, digital instruments.

CYL711 X-ray and Electron Microscopic Methods
3 credits (3-0-0)
X-ray diffraction techniques of powders and single crystals; X-ray emission, absorption, fluorescence spectroscopy; Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM).

CYL712 Characterization of Surfaces
3 credits (3-0-0)
Introduction to Surfaces, UHV Instrumentation, Photoelectron Spectroscopy: UV, XPS, Auger; Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, Scanning Probe Microscopies (STM, AFM), Vibrational Spectroscopies (Raman, IR, SFG); Mossbauer spectroscopy.

CYL713 Characterization of Polymers
3 credits(3-0-0)
Introduction to polymers; molecular weight and molecular size determination; thermoanalytical methods of characterization including TGA, DTA, and DSC; spectroscopy (IR, NMR, UV-visible) of polymers.

CYL714 NMR and Mass Spectrometric Methods
3 credits (3-0-0)
Modern NMR and mass spectrometry including fundamentals, instrumentation, and analytical applications.

CYL715 Bioanalytical Chemistry
3 credits (3-0-0)
Modern analytical and separation techniques used in biochemical analysis; free and immobilized proteins, dry enzyme chemistry, enzyme electrodes, immunochemical analysis, protein sequencing, nucleic acid sequencing, DNA fingerprinting.

CYL716 Data Analysis, Experimental Design, and Chemometrics
3 credits (3-0-0)
Error propagation, Descriptive statistics, introduction to regression, factor and principal component analysis, simplex and factorial experimental design, optimization, fourier transform.

CYL717 Principles of Chemical and Biosensors
3 credits (3-0-0)
General principles of molecular recognition, thermal, mass, electrochemical (potentiometric, amperometric, chemiresistors, microelectrodes), optical sensors.

CYL718 On-line Methods of Chemical Analysis
3 credits (3-0-0)
Introduction to batch and continuous processes; Material and energy balance; Unit operations and unit processes; dynamics of unit operations and instruments; measurement and recording of pressure, temperature, concentration, flow rates, conductivity, and pH in processes, automatic and feedback control, Industrial research problems.

CYL721 Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Molecules
3 credits ( 3-0-0 )
Selectivity in organic synthesis: chemo-, regio-, stereo- and enantioselective reactions. Target oriented synthesis: Designing organic synthesis, Retrosynthetic analysis, disconnection approach, linear and convergent synthesis. Diversity-oriented synthesis: concept of forwardsynthetic analysis, appendage diversity, skeletal diversity, stereochemical diversity, complexity and diversity. Combinatorial synthesis. Asymmetric synthesis: use of chiral catalysts and chiron approach. Green Synthesis. Concept of anionic, cationic, radical and metathetical polymerization. Industrial applications of polymers.

CYP722 Laboratory on Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Molecules
3 credits ( 0-0-6 )
Single and double stage preparation of organic compounds, experiments involving the concepts of protecting groups and selectivity in organic synthesis, purification of organic compounds using column chromatography and their identification by thin layer chromatography. Synthesis of some polymers of industrial importance. Characterization of synthesized organic compounds and polymers using IR, UV and NMR, and mass spectroscopic techniques.

CYL723 Principles and Practice of Optical and NMR Spectroscopy
3 credits ( 3-0-0 )
Fundamentals of FT NMR spectroscopy, relation between structure and NMR properties, one-dimensional spectroscopy (1H, 13C, DEPT, steady state NOE, saturation transfer) and an introduction to two-dimensional NMR (COSY, NOESY, and HSQC) and their use in structure elucidation. Principles and analytical applications of optical spectroscopic methods including atomic absorption and emission, UV-Visible, IR absorption, scattering, and luminescence.

CYL725 Molecules to Materials
3 credits ( 3-0-0 )
Principles of self assembly, overview of intermolecular interactions, kinetics and thermodynamics of self assembly, organic-inorganic self assembly, biological self assembly, mesoscale self assembly, molecular assembly for selected applications.

CYL726 Cheminformatics and Molecular Modeling
3 credits ( 3-0-0 )
Chemistry & Information Technology, Data collation, Retrieval, Analysis & Interpretation, Applications in bibliographic, molecule and structure searches. Statistical methods for analyzing structure function /activity relationships, 2D, 3D-QSAR methods, Applications in design of synthetic polymers, pigments, pesticides, herbicides, materials, biomimetics and lead molecules. Building molecules, geometry optimization, conformation searching, Molecular mechanics, simulations, docking, scoring and discussion of modelling software & hardware. Preliminary Description of Error Analysis, How to Report and Use Uncertainties, Propagation of Uncertainties, Statistical Analysis of Random Uncertainties, The Normal Distribution, Rejection of Data, Weighted Averages, Least-Squares Fitting, Covariance and Correlation.

CYL727 Inorganic Synthesis and Analysis
3 credits ( 3-0-0 )
Modern methods applied in inorganic and organometallic synthesis. Handling of air and moisture sensitive compounds, drybox, glove bag, schlenk line and vacuum line techniques. Methods of purification and drying of blanket gases and preparation, purification and handling of reactive industrial gases such as HCl, SO2, acetylene, O2, Cl2, F2 etc. Purification and storage methods for oxygen and moisture free solvents. Methods of purification and crystallization of solids for X ray analysis. General strategies, brief outline of theory and methodology used for synthesis of main group compounds, transition metal complexes, organometallic compounds, inorganic materials and macromolecules. A few examples of detailed specific synthesis in each type of compounds with justification of the methodology adopted. Characterization methods adopted for main group compounds, metal complexes, organometallic compounds, inorganic materials and macromolecules. Multinuclear NMR methods, Mass spectroscopic methods used in Inorganic chemistry, Determination of magnetic properties, Application of electro analytical tools in characterization of transition metal based compounds. Principles and methodology of elemental analysis, powder and single crystal X ray diffractometer.

CYP728 Inorganic Synthesis and Analysis Laboratory
2 credits ( 0-0-4 )
Experiments based on the synthesis of complexes, organometallic compounds and inorganic materials. Characterization of the synthesized compounds with an emphasis on instrumental methods of analysis (emphasis on electrochemical, spectroscopic, and diffraction methods).

CYL729 Materials Characterization: Diffraction, Microscopy, and Thermal Analysis
3 credits ( 3-0-0 )
Basic concepts of diffraction techniques (powder and single crystal) in elucidating the crystal structures of inorganic, organic and hybrid materials. Use of computer techniques, including molecular graphics for studying structural problems, data collection and data analysis. Analysis and creation of interactive databases bases for finding structural correlation. Applications of electron microscopic techniques (scanning and transmission) for morphological and nanostructural features. Thermal analysis (TGA, TMA, DTA & DSC) for correlating the structural information accompanied by dehydration, decomposition and phase transformation. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on application of Xray crystallography, electron microscopy and thermal techniques for industrially important materials and the interpretation and evaluation of results obtained by structure determinations.

CYL731 Analytical Separations
3 credits ( 3-0-0 )
Theory and applications of equilibrium and nonequilibrium separation techniques. Extraction, countercurrent distribution, gas chromatography, column and plane chromatographic techniques, electrophoresis, ultracentrifugation, and other separation methods.

CYL732 Electroanalytical Chemistry
3 credits ( 3-0-0 )
Principles of electro-chemical methods, electrochemical reactions, steady state and potential step techniques; polarography, cyclic voltammetry, chrono methods, rotating disc and ring disc electrodes, concepts and applications of AC impedance techniques.

CYL733 Chemistry of Industrial Catalysts
3 credits ( 3-0-0 )
Fundamental aspects of Catalysis - Homogeneous & heterogeneous catalysis -The role of catalytic processes in modern chemical manufacturing -organometallic catalysts -catalysis in organic polymer chemistry -catalysis in petroleum industry - catalysis in environmental control.

CYL734 Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials
3 credits ( 3-0-0 )
Introduction; fundamentals of colloidal chemistry; Synthesis, preparation and fabrication: chemical routes, self assembly methods, biomimetic and electrochemical approaches; Size controls properties (optical, electronic and magnetic properties of materials) - Applications (carbon nanotubes and nanoporous zeolites; Quantum Dots, basic ideas of nanodevices).

CYT735 Industrial Training
4 credits ( 0-0-8 )

CYD799 Minor Project
3 credits (0-0-6)

CYS801 Independent Study
4 credits ( 0-4-0)

CYD801 Major Project I
6 credits (0-0-12)

CYD802 Major Project II
12 credits (0-0-24)

CYD803 Major Project I
4 credits ( 0-0-8 )

CYD804 Major Project II
14 credits ( 0-0-28 )

CYP803 Glass Blowing
1 credit (0-0-2)
Experiments in glass blowing using burner, hand torch and lathe.

CYC805 Seminar
2 credits (0-2-0)

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