- Lambert, J.B.; Shurvell, H.F.; Lightner, D.A.; Cooks, R.G. Organic Structural Spectroscopy; Prentice-Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1998. This book will be used as a resource and a guide for the interpretation of spectroscopic data and understanding different experiments. The more you use it, the better you will do in the course.
- Most of the reading materials are from the chemical literature and specialized handouts. These are provided in the notebook for the course.
- A CD-ROM containing data files, programs, documentation, and a copy of the course web site is provided. The information is all current at the beginning of the semester. Any changes will be posted on the course web site on the science division server.
- Additional references are available in the Library or in my office. They may be checked out overnight. These include:
- Silverstein, R.M.; Bassler, G.C.; Morrill, T. Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds; Wiley: New York, 1991. QD 272.S6S55 (The textbook used in previous years, strong on interpretation)
- Griffiths, P. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry QD96.I5.G743.1986
- McLafferty, F.W. Interpretation of Mass Spectra QC454.M3.M39.1993
- Davis, R. Mass Spectrometry QC96.M3.D38.1987
- Abraham, R.J. Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy QD96.N8.A27.1988
- Sanders, J. Modern NMR Spectroscopy; A Guide for Chemists QD96.N8.S24.1993
CHEM 465 ADVANCED SPECTROSCOPY This course will focus on advanced spectroscopic techniques. Applications of NMR, mass spectrometry, and Fourier Transform Infrared will be studied. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the theoretical basis of these instruments, operational techniques, the use of specialized methods to solve specific chemical problems, and the interpretation of spectral information. Prerequisite: CHEM 366 and CHEM 386. Corequisite: CHEM 467. 1 lecture hour. 1 semester hour
CHEM 467 ADVANCED SPECTROSCOPY LAB This laboratory provides students an opportunity to use the instrumentation discussed in CHEM 465. This includes using a variety of advanced spectroscopic techniques to obtain structural information from chemical systems. Emphasis is placed upon experiments that help clarify the underlying physical concepts of NMR, Mass Spectrometry, and Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy. Students will gain hands on experience with these powerful techniques. Corequisite: CHEM 465. 3 laboratory hours. 1 semester hour