This course focuses on determination, separation, and structural analysis of chemical compounds for understanding the fundamentals of instrumental analysis in applied chemistry. This course also covers the practical methods in research.
At the end of this course, students will be able to choose analytical methods appropriately in practical research.
Infrared and Raman spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, Chromatography, Electrochemical analysis, Surface analysis, X-ray structual analysis
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will learn analytical methods in each topic. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems in the topics.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Mass spectrometry||Determine chemical structures from Mass spectra and the related information.|
|Class 2||Chromatography||Explain the principles of chromatography, and be able to choose appropriate stationary and mobile phases depending on target compounds/samples.|
|Class 3||Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry||Explain basic principles and use of NMR spectroscopy.|
|Class 4||Electrochemical analysis||Explain the fundamental theory of electrochemical analysis and its application for bio/inorganic materials.|
|Class 5||X-ray structural analysis||Explain the use of X-ray structural analysis.|
|Class 6||Infrared and Raman spectroscopy||Explain fundamental principles and applications of vibrational spectroscopy.|
|Class 7||Surface analysis, final examination||Explain principles and applications of SEM, TEM, AFM, SIMS, XPS/ESCA, AES etc.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Textbook specified by instructors
Exercise problems (50%) and final examination (50%).