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  • CAS CH 455: Advanced Computational Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 351 and CAS CH 352.
    Introduction to advanced computational chemistry software for calculating a wide range of molecular and material properties. Laboratory focuses on the application of powerful simulation codes in a high performance cluster computing environment. Three hours lecture, one-and-a-half hours lab per week.
  • CAS CH 491: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry IV
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor.
    See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.
  • CAS CH 492: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry IV
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor.
    See CAS CH 191, 192 for description. Presentation at departmental "Undergraduate Research Symposium" at the end of the semester is required for CH 492.
  • CAS CH 525: Physical Biochemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (CASCH421 OR CASBI421); (CASMA121 OR CASMA123); (CASPY106 OR CASPY212).
    Cannot be taken as advanced course for chemistry majors or in addition to CAS CH351/352. Introduction to physical chemical principles with topics in biochemistry, solution and solid phase chemistry of biomolecules as studied by equilibrium, hydrodynamics, and spectroscopic/quantum mechanical methods.
  • CAS CH 528: Biochemistry Laboratory II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214 or CAS CH 282.
    For students enrolled concurrently in GMS BI 555, 556. First semester emphasizes the purification and characterization of proteins and DNA. Second semester emphasizes protein, carbohydrate, and lipid chemistry. Development and use of modern instrumentation and techniques. Same as CAS BI 528 and the laboratory portion of CAS CH/BI 422. Four hours lab, one hour discussion.
  • CAS CH 541: Natural Products Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214.
    Chemical and biosynthetic pathways leading to important natural products derived from fatty acids, terpenes, amino acids, polyketides, shikimic acid, and other biosynthetic intermediates. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • CAS CH 550: Materials Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 111/112 (or CH 109/110 or CH 101/102/201) and CAS CH 211/212 (or CH 203/214) and CAS PY 211/212; or consent of instructor. In addition, CAS CH 232 is recommended, but not required.
    The basic chemistry and physical properties of hard or soft materials (alternate years). Topics include synthesis, properties, and applications of materials such as nanowires, quantum dots, surface chemistry, fuel cells, super- and semiconductors, and biomaterials, and connections between materials properties and energy capture and storage.