Chemistry

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The Chemistry Department at UC Berkeley provides the opportunity for an undergraduate student to obtain a thorough and fundamental knowledge of all fields of chemistry. There are lecture courses in the general areas of inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, plus many more specialized courses, including analytical, nuclear, and biophysical chemistry, and chemical biology. Laboratory experience is provided in inorganic and organic synthesis, analytical methods, physical chemical measurements, spectroscopy, biochemical engineering, and chemical methods in nuclear technology. Independent and original work is stressed in the laboratories and modern equipment is available to carry out the work. The equipment and techniques available to the undergraduate students include nuclear magnetic resonance; electron paramagnetic resonance; visible, ultraviolet, and infrared spectrometers; X-ray diffraction; mass spectrometry; high-vacuum, high-pressure, and low-temperature equipment; gas chromatography; and others. Many of these instruments are interfaced directly to computers; in other cases, data analysis and graphics displays are accomplished using the College of Chemistry Computer Facility. In addition, arrangements can be made to use many specialized research techniques available on the campus.

More important than the formal lecture and laboratory courses is the intellectual environment provided by the department. There is a student commons room that makes it convenient for students to learn from one another. The Chemistry Library has an excellent collection of books, journals, and reference materials. Graduate student instructors, who are themselves graduate students working toward PhD degrees, are further sources of scientific information and help. Faculty members are available as academic advisers and hold office hours for consultation about their courses. They are also willing to discuss chemistry, science, career opportunities, and even philosophy. The best way to take full advantage of the scientific opportunities available in the department is to join a research group. This can be done through courses for advanced undergraduates or simply as an employee.

Graduate study at Berkeley is mainly individual learning in a research field chosen by the student. New students begin research shortly after arriving in Berkeley and usually complete their thesis work in about five years or less. Courses are normally taken only during the first two years, but seminars are a rich source of new knowledge throughout the entire graduate career. All graduate students are required to be graduate student instructors for a minimum of three semesters. Teaching is not only an essential service; it is an excellent method for learning. Financial support for graduate students is provided by graduate student instructor positions, research assistantships, and fellowships.

There is currently an active graduate student organization whose membership includes all graduate students in the college. The overall goal of this organization is to give graduate students involvement in the department and to provide a sense of community among the various separate subdisciplines in the college as well as to increase communication among faculty, administration, and students.

Undergraduate Programs

Chemistry: BA (offered through the College of Letters and Science), BS (offered through the College of Chemistry), Minor
Chemical Biology: BS

Graduate Program

Chemistry: PhD

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Courses

Chemistry

CHEM 1A General Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017
Stoichiometry of chemical reactions, quantum mechanical description of atoms, the elements and periodic table, chemical bonding, real and ideal gases, thermochemistry, introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria, introduction to oxidation-reduction reactions, introduction to chemical kinetics.

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CHEM 1AD General Chemistry (Digital) 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016
An interactive general chemistry course that uses modern digital technology, offered in a smaller classroom setting to facilitate student participation and foster an engaging learning environment. Topics cover the Chemistry 1A curriculum, ranging from quantum mechanics and interactions of atoms and molecules to properties and equilibria of bulk materials. The course involves a blend of classroom lectures and peer learning with substantial web-based assignments and
resources including web access to lecture videos. Lecture time is also devoted to ChemQuiz peer discussions and live demos of chemical properties and processes, which students generally find to be illuminating and valuable learning experiences.
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CHEM 1AL General Chemistry Laboratory 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017
An experimental approach to chemical sciences with emphasis on developing fundamental, reproducible laboratory technique and a goal of understanding and achieving precision and accuracy in laboratory experiments. Proper use of laboratory equipment and standard wet chemical methods are practiced. Areas of investigations include chemical equilibria, spectroscopy, nanotechnology, green chemistry, and thermochemistry. Concurrent
enrollment in 1A is recommended.
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CHEM 1B General Chemistry 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Introduction to chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, properties of the states of matter, binary mixtures, thermodynamic efficiency and the direction of chemical change, quantum mechanical description of bonding introduction to spectroscopy. Special topics: Research topics in modern chemistry and biochemistry, chemical engineering.

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CHEM W1A General Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 8 Week Session, Summer 2012 8 Week Session
Stoichiometry of chemical reactions, quantum mechanical description of atoms, the elements and periodic table, chemical bonding, real and ideal gases, thermochemistry, introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria, introduction to oxidation-reduction reactions, introduction to chemical kinetics. This course is web-based.

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CHEM 3A Chemical Structure and Reactivity 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017
Introduction to organic chemical structures, bonding, and chemical reactivity. The organic chemistry of alkanes, alkyl halides, alcohols, alkenes, alkynes, and organometallics.

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CHEM 3AL Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Introduction to the theory and practice of methods used in the organic chemistry laboratory. An emphasis is placed on the separation and purification of organic compounds. Techniques covered will include extraction, distillation, sublimation, recrystalization, and chromatography. Detailed discussions and applications of infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy will be included.

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CHEM 3B Chemical Structure and Reactivity 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017
Conjugation, aromatic chemistry, carbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, amines, carboxylic acids, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acid chemistry. Ultraviolet spectroscopy and mass spectrometry will be introduced.

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CHEM 3BL Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017
The synthesis and purification of organic compounds will be explored. Natural product chemistry will be introduced. Advanced spectroscopic methods including infrared, ultraviolet, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry will be used to analyze products prepared and/or isolated. Qualitative analysis of organic compounds will be covered.

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CHEM N3AL Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session, Summer 2014 8 Week Session
Introduction to the theory and practice of methods used in the organic chemistry laboratory. An emphasis is placed on the separation and purification of organic compounds. Techniques covered will include extraction, distillation, sublimation, recrystalization, and chromatography. Detailed discussions and applications of infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy will be included.

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CHEM 4A General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Series is intended for majors in physical, biological sciences, and engineering. It presents the foundation principles of chemistry, including stoichiometry, ideal and real gases, acid-base and solubility equilibria, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, entropy, nuclear chemistry and radioactivity, the atoms and elements, the periodic table, quantum theory, chemical bonding, molecular structure, chemical kinetics, and descriptive chemistry.
Examples and applications will be drawn from diverse areas of interest such as atmospheric, environmental, materials, polymer and computational chemistry, and biochemistry. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative work. Equivalent to 1A-1B plus 15 as prerequisite for further courses in chemistry.
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CHEM 4B General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Series is intended for majors in physical, biological sciences, and engineering. It presents the foundation principles of chemistry, including stoichiometry, ideal and real gases, acid-base and solubility equilibria, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, entropy, nuclear chemistry and radioactivity, the atoms and elements, the periodic table, quantum theory, chemical bonding, molecular structure, chemical kinetics, and descriptive
chemistry. Examples and applications will be drawn from diverse areas of interest such as atmospheric, environmental, materials, polymer and computational chemistry, and biochemistry. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative work. Equivalent to 1A-1B plus 15 as prerequisite for further courses in chemistry.
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CHEM 12A Organic Chemistry 5 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 1978, Fall 1977
A study of all aspects of fundamental organic chemistry, including nomenclature, chemical and physical properties, reactions and syntheses of the major classes of organic compounds. The study includes theoretical aspects, reaction mechanisms, multistep syntheses, and the chemistry of polycyclic and heterocyclic compounds. This course is more extensive and intensive than 3A-3B and includes a greater emphasis on reaction mechanisms and multistep
syntheses. 12A (F); 12B (SP)
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CHEM 12B Organic Chemistry 5 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
A study of all aspects of fundamental organic chemistry, including nomenclature, chemical and physical properties, reactions and syntheses of the major classes of organic compounds. The study includes theoretical aspects, reaction mechanisms, multistep syntheses, and the chemistry of polycyclic and heterocyclic compounds. This course is more extensive and intensive than 3A-3B and includes a greater emphasis on reaction mechanisms and multistep syntheses. 12A (F);
12B (SP)
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CHEM 15 Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
An introduction to analytical and bioanalytical chemistry including background in statistical analysis of data, acid-base equilibria, electrochemical, spectrometric, and chromatographic methods of analysis and some advanced topics in bioanalytical chemistry such as micro-fluidics, bioassay techniques, and enzymatic biosensors.

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CHEM 24 Freshman Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics may vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 freshmen.

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CHEM 49 Supplementary Work in Lower Division Chemistry 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Students with partial credit in lower division chemistry courses may, with consent of instructor, complete the credit under this heading.

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CHEM 96 Introduction to Research and Study in the College of Chemistry 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduces freshmen to research activities and programs of study in the College of Chemistry. Includes lectures by faculty, an introduction to college library and computer facilities, the opportunity to meet alumni and advanced undergraduates in an informal atmosphere, and discussion of college and campus resources.

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CHEM 98 Supervised Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Group study of selected topics.

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CHEM 98W Directed Group Study 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2009
Topics vary with instructor. Enrollment restrictions apply.

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CHEM 100 Communicating Chemistry 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
For undergraduate and graduate students interested in improving their ability to communicate their scientific knowledge by teaching chemistry in elementary schools. The course will combine instruction in inquiry-based chemistry teaching methods and learning pedagogy with 10 weeks of supervised teaching experience in a local school classroom. Thus, students will practice communicating scientific knowledge and receive mentoring on how to improve
their presentations. Approximately three hours per week, including time spent in school classrooms.
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CHEM 103 Inorganic Chemistry in Living Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The basic principles of metal ions and coordination chemistry applied to the study of biological systems.

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CHEM 104A Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The chemistry of metals and nonmetals including the application of physical chemical principles.

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CHEM 104B Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The chemistry of metals and nonmetals including the application of physical chemical principles.

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CHEM 105 Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Principles, instrumentation and analytical applications of atomic spectroscopies, mass spectrometry, separations, electrochemistry and micro-characterization. Discussion of instrument design and capabilities as well as real-world problem solving with an emphasis on bioanalytical, environmental, and forensic applications. Hands-on laboratory work using modern instrumentation, emphasizing independent projects involving real-life samples and
problem solving.
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CHEM 108 Inorganic Synthesis and Reactions 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The preparation of inorganic compounds using vacuum line, air-and moisture-exclusion, electrochemical, high-pressure, and other synthetic techniques. Kinetic and mechanistic studies of inorganic compounds.

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CHEM C110L General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Experimental techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology, designed to accompany the lectures in Molecular and Cell Biology 100B and 110.

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CHEM 113 Advanced Mechanistic Organic Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Advanced topics in mechanistic and physical organic chemistry typically including kinetics, reactive intermediates, substitution reactions, linear free energy relationships, orbital interactions and orbital symmetry control of reactions, isotope effects, and photochemistry.

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CHEM 114 Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Advanced topics in synthetic organic chemistry with a focus on selectivity. Topics include reductions, oxidations, enolate chemistry and the aldol reaction, reactions of non-stablized anions, olefination reactions, pericyclic reactions and application to the synthesis of complex structures.

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CHEM 115 Organic Chemistry--Advanced Laboratory Methods 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced synthetic methods, chemical and spectroscopic structural methods, designed as a preparation for experimental research.

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CHEM 120A Physical Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Kinetic, potential, and total energy of particles and forces between them; principles of quantum theory, including one-electron and many-electron atoms and its applications to chemical bonding, intermolecular interactions, and elementary spectroscopy.

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CHEM 120B Physical Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, equilibrium and applications to chemical systems: states of matter, solutions and solvation, chemical kinetics, molecular dynamics, and molecular transport.

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CHEM 122 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2015
Postulates and methods of quantum mechanics and group theory applied to molecular structure and spectra.

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CHEM 125 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Experiments in thermodynamics, kinetics, molecular structure, and general physical chemistry.

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CHEM 130B Biophysical Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The weekly one-hour discussion is for problem solving and the application of calculus in physical chemistry. Molecular structure, intermolecular forces and interactions, biomolecular spectroscopy, high-resolution structure determinations.

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CHEM C130 Biophysical Chemistry: Physical Principles and the Molecules of Life 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Thermodynamic and kinetic concepts applied to understanding the chemistry and structure of biomolecules (proteins, DNA, and RNA). Molecular distributions, reaction kinetics, enzyme kinetics. Bioenergetics, energy transduction, and motor proteins. Electrochemical potential, membranes, and ion channels.

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CHEM 135 Chemical Biology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
One-semester introduction to biochemistry, aimed toward chemistry and chemical biology majors.

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CHEM C138 The Berkeley Lectures on Energy: Energy from Biomass 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
After an introduction to the different aspects of our global energy consumption, the course will focus on the role of biomass. The course will illustrate how the global scale of energy guides the biomass research. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of the biological aspects (crop selection, harvesting, storage and distribution, and chemical composition of biomass) with the chemical aspects to convert biomass to energy. The course aims to
engage students in state-of-the-art research.
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CHEM 143 Nuclear Chemistry 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Radioactivity, fission, nuclear models and reactions, nuclear processes in nature. Computer methods will be introduced.

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CHEM 146 Radiochemical Methods in Nuclear Technology and Forensics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Experimental illustrations of the interrelation between chemical and nuclear science and technology and nuclear forensics; radioactive decay and counting techniques; nuclear spectroscopy; fundamental radiochemical techniques; radiochemical separations techniques; tracers; activation analysis; forensic applications of radiochemistry; fusion, fission and nuclear reactors.

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CHEM 149 Supplementary Work in Upper Division Chemistry 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Students with partial credit in upper division chemistry courses may, with consent of instructor, complete the credit under this heading.

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CHEM C150 Introduction to Materials Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
The application of basic chemical principles to problems in materials discovery, design, and characterization will be discussed. Topics covered will include inorganic solids, nanoscale materials, polymers, and biological materials, with specific focus on the ways in which atomic-level interactions dictate the bulk properties of matter.

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CHEM C170L Biochemical Engineering Laboratory 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Laboratory techniques for the cultivation of microorganisms in batch and continuous reactions. Enzymatic conversion processes. Recovery of biological products.

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CHEM C178 Polymer Science and Technology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
An interdisciplinary course on the synthesis, characterization, and properties of polymer materials. Emphasis on the molecular origin of properties of polymeric materials and technological applications. Topics include single molecule properties, polymer mixtures and solutions, melts, glasses, elastomers, and crystals. Experiments in polymer synthesis, characterization, and physical properties.

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CHEM C182 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Laboratory 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Fluid dynamics, radiative transfer, and the kinetics, spectroscopy, and measurement of atmospherically relevant species are explored through laboratory experiments, numerical simulations, and field observations.

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CHEM C191 Quantum Information Science and Technology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2012
This multidisciplinary course provides an introduction to fundamental conceptual aspects of quantum mechanics from a computational and informational theoretic perspective, as well as physical implementations and technological applications of quantum information science. Basic sections of quantum algorithms, complexity, and cryptography, will be touched upon, as well as pertinent physical realizations from nanoscale science and engineering.

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CHEM 192 Individual Study for Advanced Undergraduates 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
All properly qualified students who wish to pursue a problem of their own choice, through reading or nonlaboratory study, may do so if their proposed project is acceptable to the member of the staff with whom they wish to work.

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CHEM H193 Senior Honors Thesis 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
A senior honors thesis is written in consultation with the student’s faculty research advisor. This is a required course for students wishing to graduate with honors in Chemistry or Chemical Biology.

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CHEM H194 Research for Advanced Undergraduates 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Students may pursue original research under the direction of one of the members of the staff.

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CHEM 195 Special Topics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Special topics will be offered from time to time. Examples are: photochemical air pollution, computers in chemistry.

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CHEM 196 Special Laboratory Study 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
Special laboratory work for advanced undergraduates.

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CHEM 197 Field Study in Chemistry 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Spring 2016, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
Supervised experience in off-campus organizations relevant to specific aspects and applications of chemistry. Written report required at the end of the term. Course does not satisfy unit or residence requirements for the bachelor's degree.

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CHEM 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Group study of selected topics.

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CHEM 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Enrollment is restricted by regulations listed in the .

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CHEM 200 Chemistry Fundamentals 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Review of bonding, structure, stereochemistry, conformation, thermodynamics and kinetics, and arrow-pushing formalisms.

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CHEM 201 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Review of bonding, structure, MO theory, thermodynamics, and kinetics.

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CHEM 208 Structure Analysis by X-Ray Diffraction 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The theory and practice of modern, single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Groups of four students determine the crystal and molecular structure of newly synthesized materials from the College of Chemistry. The laboratory work involves the mounting of crystals and initial evaluation by X-ray diffraction film techniques, the collection of intensity data by automated diffractometer procedures, and structure analysis and refinement.

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CHEM 214 Heterocyclic Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Advanced topics in organic chemistry with a focus on the reactivity and synthesis of aromatic heterocycles. Classic and modern methods for the synthesis of indoles, pyridines, furans, pyrroles, and quinolines will be covered, as well as complex, multi-heteroatom ring systems. Applications to medicinal and bioorganic chemistry will be included where appropriate.

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CHEM 220A Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
A rigorous presentation of classical thermodynamics followed by an introduction to statistical mechanics with the application to real systems.

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CHEM 220B Statistical Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Principles of statistical mechanics and applications to complex systems.

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CHEM 221A Advanced Quantum Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction, one dimensional problems, matrix mechanics, approximation methods.

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CHEM 221B Advanced Quantum Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Time dependence, interaction of matter with radiation, scattering theory. Molecular and many-body quantum mechanics.

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CHEM 222 Spectroscopy 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2015
This course presents a survey of experimental and theoretical methods of spectroscopy, and group theory as used in modern chemical research. The course topics include experimental methods, classical and quantum descriptions of the interaction of radiation and matter. Qualitative and quantitative aspects of the subject are illustrated with examples including application of linear and nonlinear spectroscopies to the study of molecular structure
and dynamics and to quantitative analysis. This course is offered jointly with 122.
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CHEM 223A Chemical Kinetics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Deduction of mechanisms of complex reactions. Collision and transition state theory. Potential energy surfaces. Unimolecular reaction rate theory. Molecular beam scattering studies.

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CHEM C230 Protein Chemistry, Enzymology, and Bio-organic Chemistry 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
The topics covered will be chosen from the following: protein structure; protein-protein interactions; enzyme kinetics and mechanism; enzyme design. Intended for graduate students in chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular and cell biology.

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CHEM C234 Green Chemistry: An Interdisciplonary Approach to Sustainability 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Meeting the challenge of global sustainability will require interdisciplinary approaches to research and education, as well as the integration of this new knowledge into society, policymaking, and business. Green Chemistry is an intellectual framework created to meet these challenges and guide technological development. It encourages the design and production of safer and more sustainable chemicals and products.

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CHEM C236 Energy Solutions: Carbon Capture and Sequestration 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
After a brief overview of the chemistry of carbon dioxide in the land, ocean, and atmosphere, the course will survey the capture and sequestration of CO2 from anthropogenic sources. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of materials synthesis and unit operation design, including the chemistry and engineering aspects of sequestration. The course primarily addresses scientific and engineering challenges and aims to engage
students in state-of-the-art research in global energy challenges.
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CHEM C238 The Berkeley Lectures on Energy: Energy from Biomass 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
After an introduction to the different aspects of our global energy consumption, the course will focus on the role of biomass. The course will illustrate how the global scale of energy guides the biomass research. Emphasis will be places on the integration of the biological aspects (crop selection, harvesting, storage, and distribution, and chemical composition of biomass) with the chemical aspects to convert biomass to energy. The course aims
to engage students in state-of-art research.
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CHEM 243 Advanced Nuclear Structure and Reactions 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2009, Fall 2008
Selected topics on nuclear structure and nuclear reactions.

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CHEM 250A Introduction to Bonding Theory 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
An introduction to group theory, symmetry, and representations as applied to chemical bonding.

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CHEM 250B Inorganic Spectroscopy 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
The theory of vibrational analysis and spectroscopy as applied to inorganic compounds.

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CHEM 251A Coordination Chemistry I 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Structure and bonding, synthesis, and reactions of the d-transition metals and their compounds.

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CHEM 251B Coordination Chemistry II 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Synthesis, structure analysis, and reactivity patterns in terms of symmetry orbitals.

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CHEM 252A Organometallic Chemistry I 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
An introduction to organometallics, focusing on structure, bonding, and reactivity.

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CHEM 252B Organometallic Chemistry II 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Applications of organometallic compounds in synthesis with an emphasis on catalysis.

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CHEM 253A Materials Chemistry I 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Introduction to the descriptive crystal chemistry and electronic band structures of extended solids.

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CHEM 253B Materials Chemistry II 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
General solid state synthesis and characterization techniques as well as a survey of important physical phenomena including optical, electrical, and magnetic properties.

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CHEM 253C Materials Chemistry III 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Introduction to surface catalysis, organic solids, and nanoscience. Thermodynamics and kinetics of solid state diffusion and reaction will be covered.

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CHEM 254 Bioinorganic Chemistry 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
A survey of the roles of metals in biology, taught as a tutorial involving class presentations.

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CHEM 260 Reaction Mechanisms 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Advanced methods for studying organic reaction mechanisms. Topics include kinetic isotope effects, behavior of reactive intermediates, chain reactions, concerted reactions, molecular orbital theory and aromaticity, solvent and substituent effects, linear free energy relationships, photochemistry.

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CHEM 261A Organic Reactions I 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Features of the reactions that comprise the vocabulary of synthetic organic chemistry.

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CHEM 261B Organic Reaction II 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
More reactions that are useful to the practice of synthetic organic chemistry.

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CHEM 261C Organic Reactions III 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
This course will consider further reactions with an emphasis on pericyclic reactions such as cycloadditions, electrocyclizations, and sigmatropic rearrangements.

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CHEM 262 Metals in Organic Synthesis 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Transition metal-mediated reactions occupy a central role in asymmetric catalysis and the synthesis of complex molecules. This course will describe the general principles of transition metal reactivity, coordination chemistry, and stereoselection. This module will also emphasize useful methods for the analysis of these reactions.

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CHEM 263A Synthetic Design I 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will describe the application of modern reactions to the total synthesis of complex target molecules. Natural products, such as alkaloids, terpenes, or polypropionates, as well as theoretically interesting "non-natural" molecules will be covered.

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CHEM 263B Synthetic Design II 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The principles of retrosynthetic analysis will be laid down and the chemistry of protecting groups will be discussed. Special attention will be given to the automated synthesis of biopolymers such as carbohydrates, peptides, and proteins, as well as nucleic acids.

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CHEM 265 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Theory and Application 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The theory behind practical nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and a survey of its applications to chemical research.

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CHEM 268 Mass Spectrometry 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Principles, instrumentation, and application in mass spectrometry, including ionization methods, mass analyzers, spectral interpretation, multidimensional methods (GC/MS, HPLC/MS, MS/MS), with emphasis on small organic molcules and bioanalytical applications (proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, noncovalent complexes); this will include the opportunity to be trained and checked out on several open-access mass spectrometers.

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CHEM 270A Advanced Biophysical Chemistry I 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Underlying principles and applications of methods for biophysical analysis of biological macromolecules.

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CHEM 270B Advanced Biophysical Chemistry II 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
More applications of methods for biophysical analysis of biological macromolecules.

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CHEM C271A Chemical Biology I - Structure, Synthesis and Function of Biomolecules 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will present the structure of proteins, nucleic acids, and oligosaccharides from the perspective of organic chemistry. Modern methods for the synthesis and purification of these molecules will also be presented.

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CHEM C271B Chemical Biology II - Enzyme Reaction Mechanisms 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will focus on the principles of enzyme catalysis. The course will begin with an introduction of the general concepts of enzyme catalysis which will be followed by detailed examples that will examine the chemistry behind the reactions and the three-dimensional structures that carry out the transformations.

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CHEM C271C Chemical Biology III - Contemporary Topics in Chemical Biology 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will build on the principles discussed in Chemical Biology I and II. The focus will consist of case studies where rigorous chemical approaches have been brought to bear on biological questions. Potential subject areas will include signal transduction, photosynthesis, immunology, virology, and cancer. For each topic, the appropriate bioanalytical techniques will be emphasized.

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CHEM 272A Bio X-Ray I 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2008
Theory and application of X-ray crystallography to biomacromolecules.

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CHEM 273A Bio NMR I 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2006
Fundamentals of multidimensional NMR spectroscopy (including use of the density matrix for analysis of spin response to pulse sequences) and applications of multidimensional NMR in probing structure, interactions, and dynamics of biological molecules will be described.

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CHEM 273B Bio NMR II 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2006
Triple resonance methods for determination of protein and nucleic acid resonance assignments, and for generation of structural restraints (distances, angles, H-bonds, etc.). Methods for calculating biomolecular structures from NMR data and the quality of such structures will be discussed.

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CHEM 295 Special Topics 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Lecture series on topics of current interest. Recently offered topics: Natural products synthesis, molecular dynamics, statistical mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, structural biophysics, organic polymers, electronic structure of molecules and bio-organic chemistry.

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CHEM 298 Seminars for Graduate Students 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
In addition to the weekly Graduate Research Conference and weekly seminars on topics of interest in biophysical, organic, physical, nuclear, and inorganic chemistry, there are group seminars on specific fields of research. Seminars will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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CHEM 299 Research for Graduate Students 1 - 9 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The facilities of the laboratory are available at all times to graduate students pursuing original investigations toward an advanced degree at this University. Such work is ordinarily in collaboration with a member of the staff.

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CHEM 300 Professional Preparation: Supervised Teaching of Chemistry 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Discussion, curriculum development, class observation, and practice teaching in chemistry.

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CHEM 301 Pre-High School Chemistry Classroom Immersion 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Provides training and opportunity for graduate students to make presentations in local public schools. Training ensures that presenters are aware of scientific information mandated by the State of California for particular grade levels, and that presentations are intellectually stimulating, relevant to the classroom students' interests, and age-appropriate. Time commitment an average of two to three hours/week, but actual time spent is concentrated
during preparation and classroom delivery of presentations, which are coordinated between teachers' needs and volunteers' availability.
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CHEM 301A Undergraduate Lab Instruction 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Tutoring of students in 1AL and 1B laboratory. Students attend one hour of the regular GSI preparatory meeting and hold one office hour per week to answer questions about laboratory assignments.

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CHEM 301B Undergraduate Chemistry Instruction 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Tutoring of students in 1A-1B. Students attend a weekly meeting on tutoring methods at the Student Learning Center and attend 1A-1B lectures.

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CHEM 301C Chemistry Teacher Scholars 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The Chemistry Undergraduate Teacher Scholar Program places undergraduate students as apprentice instructors in lower division laboratory and discussion sections. In a weekly meeting with instructors, participants learn about teaching, review chemistry knowledge, and are coached to mentor students.

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CHEM 301D Undergraduate Chemistry Course Instruction 1 - 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Tutoring of students enrolled in an undergraduate chemistry course.

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CHEM 301T Undergraduate Preparation for Teaching or Instruction in Teaching 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013

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CHEM 301W Supervised Instruction of Chemistry Scholars 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Tutoring of students in the College of Chemistry Scholars Program who are enrolled in general or organic chemistry. Students attend a weekly meeting with instructors.

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CHEM 375 Professional Preparation: Supervised Teaching of Chemistry 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Discussion, curriculum development, class observation, and practice teaching in chemistry.

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CHEM 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D. degree. May not be used for unit or residence requirements for the doctoral degree.

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CHEM 700 QB3 Colloquium for Graduate Students 0.0 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Weekly Graduate colloquium on topics of interest in QB3 research.

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Faculty and Instructors

+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

Paul Alivisatos, Professor. Physical chemistry, semiconductor nanocrystals, nanoscience, nanotechnology, artificial photosynthesis, solar energy, renewable energy, sustainable energy.
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Richard A. Andersen, Professor. Chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry.
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John Arnold, Professor. Organometallic chemistry, organometallic catalysis, materials chemistry, coordination chemistry.
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Anne Baranger, Adjunct Professor. Chemical education, chemical biology, organic chemistry.
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Kristie A. Boering, Professor. Physical chemistry, climate change, atmospheric chemistry, environmental chemistry, ozone, earth and planetary science, isotopic compositions of atmospheric trace gases, stratospheric ozone, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, molecular hydrogen, methane.
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Carlos J. Bustamante, Professor. Nanoscience, structural characterization of nucleo-protein assemblies, single molecule fluorescence microscopy, DNA-binding molecular motors, the scanning force microscope, prokaryotes.
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Jamie Cate, Professor. Molecular basis for protein synthesis by the ribosome, RNA, antibiotics, a thermophilic bacterium, escherichia coli.
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Christopher J. Chang, Professor. Chemistry, inorganic chemistry, neuroscience, bioinorganic chemistry, general physiology, organic chemistry, new chemical tools for biological imaging and proteomics, new metal complexes for energy catalysis and green chemistry, chemical biology.
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Michelle Chang, Associate Professor.

Ronald C. Cohen, Professor. Physical chemistry, water, climate, air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, ozone, nitrogen oxides, CO2, clouds.
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Tanja Cuk, Assistant Professor.

Jennifer A. Doudna, Professor. RNA machines, hepatitis C virus, RNA interference, ribosomes.
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Felix Fischer, Assistant Professor. Organic and Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Molecular Electronics.
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Graham R. Fleming, Professor. Chemistry, proteins, chemical and biological dynamics in the condensed phase, ultrafast spectroscopy, body dynamics, liquids, solutions, glasses, photosynthetic proteins, role of solvents in chemical reactions, complex electric fields, electron transfer.
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+ Matt Francis, Professor. Materials chemistry, drug delivery, organic chemistry, Protein modification, artificial photosynthesis, water purification.
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+ Phillip Lewis Geissler, Professor. Statistical mechanics, theoretical chemistry, microscopic behavior of complex biological and material systems, biomolecular structure and dynamics, nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy.
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Naomi Ginsberg, Associate Professor. Physical and biophysical chemistry; light harvesting, spectroscopy, and imaging.

Jay T. Groves, Professor. Chemistry, physical chemistry of cell membranes, molecular organization in cell membranes, receptor-ligand binding, spatial rearrangement of receptors, ligands.
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Ming Chen Hammond, Assistant Professor. Molecular biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, synthetic biology, chemical biology.
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John F. Hartwig, Professor. Inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, catalysis, organic chemistry.
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Martin Head-Gordon, Professor. Theoretical chemistry, electronic structure calculations, development of novel theories and algorithms, quantum mechanics.
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Teresa Head-Gordon, Professor. Computational chemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, biomolecules, materials, computational science.
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John Kuriyan, Professor. Structural and functional studies of signal transduction, DNA replication, cancer therapies, phosphorylation.
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Stephen R. Leone, Professor. Physical chemistry, molecular dynamics, atomic, molecular, nanostructured materials, energy applications, attosecond physics and chemistry, radical reactions, combustion dynamics, microscopy, Optical physics, chemical physics, soft x-ray, high harmonic generation, ultrafast laser, aerosol chemistry and dynamics, neutrals imaging.
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David Limmer, Assistant Professor. Theoretical chemistry.

Jeffrey R. Long, Professor. Inorganic and solid state chemistry, synthesis of inorganic clusters and solids, controlling structure, tailoring physical properties, intermetal bridges, high-spin metal-cyanide clusters, magnetic bistability.
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Thomas Maimone, Assistant Professor. Organic synthesis, total synthesis, natural products chemistry, catalysis, synthetic methodology, medicinal chemistry.
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Marcin Majda, Professor. Electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, electrode & solution interfaces, electron tunneling, bioanalytical chemistry.
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Michael A. Marletta, Professor. Chemical biology, molecular biology, structure/function relationships in proteins, catalytic and biological properties of enzymes, cellular signaling, nitric oxide synthase, soluble guanylate cyclase, gas sensing, cellulose degradation, polysaccharide monooxygenases.
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Evan W. Miller, Assistant Professor. Chemical biology, organic chemistry, fluorescence microscopy, neuroscience, imaging.

Luciano G. Moretto, Professor. Chemistry, nuclear science, statistical and dynamical properties of nuclei, nuclear reactions, multifragmentation, thermal scaling, monovariant and bivariant regions.
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Daniel Neumark, Professor. Physical chemistry, molecular structure and dynamics, spectroscopy and dynamics of transition states, radicals, and clusters, frequency and time-domain techniques, state-resolved photodissociation, photodetachment of negative ion beams.
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Eric Neuscamman, Assistant Professor. Electronic Structure Theory, Quantum Chemistry.
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Daniel K. Nomura, Associate Professor. Chemical Biology and Analytical Chemistry.
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+ Alexander Pines, Professor. Theory and experiment in magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging, quantum coherence and decoherence, novel concepts and methods including molecular and biomolecular sensors and microfluidics, laser hyperpolarization and detection, laser and zero-field NMR, in areas from material science to biomedicine.
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Eran Rabani, Professor. Theory of nanomaterials.
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Richmond Sarpong, Professor. Organic and organometallic chemistry.
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David Savage, Assistant Professor. Synthetic biology and metabolism.
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+ Richard J. Saykally, Professor. Physical chemistry, surface science, analytical chemistry, materials solid state chemistry, laser spectroscopy methods, X-ray spectroscopy, molecular astrophysics, novel forms of matter, nonlinear optical molecular imaging(NMI), water clusters.
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Kevan M. Shokat, Professor. Chemistry, bio-organic chemistry, diabetes, protein phosphorylation, fundamental signal transduction pathways in cells and whole organisms, kinase, drug development, asthma, multiple forms of cancer, neurological disorders, drug addiction.
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+ Angelica Stacy, Professor. Chemistry, solid states, physical and inorganic chemistry, emerging technologies, synthesis and characterization of new solid state materials with novel electronic properties, magnetic properties, development of new synthetic methodologies.
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T. Don Tilley, Professor. Inorganic, organometallic, polymer and materials chemistry; synthetic, structural, and reactivity studies on transition metal compounds; catalysis; new chemical transformations; advanced solid state materials; renewable energy; solar fuels.
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Dean F. Toste, Professor. Organometallic chemistry, organic, development of new synthetic methods, enantioselective catalysts, strategies for the synthesis of natural products, synthesis of complex molecules, formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds, olefins.
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K. Peter Vollhardt, Professor. Organic and organometallic chemistry, transition metals, novel synthetic methodology, synthesis of complex natural and unnatural products, assembly of novel oligometallic arrays, phenylenes, organic magnets and conductors.
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David E. Wemmer, Professor. Nuclear magnetic resonance, nucleic acids, biophysical chemistry: proteins, NMR spectroscopy, magnetic resonance methods, structure of proteins and DNA, conformational fluctuations, biopolymers.
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K. Birgitta Whaley, Professor. Chemistry, physical and theoretical chemistry, cluster and nano science, quantum information and computations, quantum mechanics of clusters and advanced materials, elucidating and manipulating chemical dynamics in strongly quantum environments.
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Evan Williams, Professor. Spectroscopy, molecular structure and dynamics, analytical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, structure and reactivity of biomolecules and biomolecule/water interactions, mass spectrometry, separations, protein conformation, protein and DNA sequencing.
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Ke Xu, Assistant Professor. Biophysical chemistry, cell biology at the nanoscale, super-resolution microscopy, single-molecule spectroscopy.
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Ting Xu, Associate Professor. Polymer, nanocomposite, biomaterial, membrane, directed self-assembly, drug delivery, protein therapeutics, block copolymers, nanoparticles.
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Omar Yaghi, Professor.

Peidong Yang, Professor. Materials chemistry, sensors, nanostructures, energy conversion, nanowires, miniaturizing optoelectronic devices, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, solid state lighting.
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Lecturers

Michelle Christine Douskey, Lecturer.

Peter C. Marsden, Lecturer.

Steven F. Pedersen, Senior Lecturer.

Maryann Robak, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Paul A. Bartlett, Professor Emeritus. Bio-organic chemistry, synthetic chemistry, enzyme inhibitors, combinatorial chemistry, peptide conformation, proteomimetics.
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Robert G. Bergman, Professor Emeritus. Organic and inorganic chemistry: synthesis and reaction mechanisms, organotransition metal compounds, homogeneous catalysis.
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Joseph Cerny, Professor Emeritus. Nuclear chemistry, nuclei, radioactivity, isotopes.
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David Chandler, Professor Emeritus. Physical chemistry, chemistry, statistical mechanics, theoretical, condensed matter, molecular structure and dynamics, quantum theory of many body systems.
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Robert E. Connick, Professor Emeritus.

Jean M. J. Frechet, Professor Emeritus. Materials chemistry, catalysis, drug delivery, analytical chemistry, organic synthesis, polymer science, macromolecules, chiral recognition, control of molecular architecture at the nanometer scale, reactive surfaces.
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Charles B. Harris, Professor Emeritus. Physical chemistry, surface science, theoretical chemistry, chemical dynamics, femtosecond lasers in the visible and infrared, energy transfer, relaxation, primary processes in chemical reactions in liquids, the dynamical properties of electrons.
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Robert A. Harris, Professor Emeritus. Molecules, radiation, theoretical chemistry, atoms, weak interactions, condensed matter.
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John E. Hearst, Professor Emeritus. Nucleic acid structure, psoralen photochemistry.
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Clayton H. Heathcock, Professor Emeritus. Organic synthesis, organic chemistry, large-molecule synthesis.
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Darleane C. Hoffman, Professor Emeritus. Nuclear chemistry, actinide, transactinides, superheavy elements, liquid-liquid extractions, solid-phase chromatographic extractions, gas-phase chromatographic separations, meitnerium, nuclear decay properties of the heaviest elements, decay.
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Sung-Hou Kim, Professor Emeritus. Computational genomics, Structural Biology, drug discovery, disease genomics.
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Judith P. Klinman, Professor Emeritus. Catalytic & regulatory mechanisms in enzyme-catalyzed reactions, kinetic, spectroscopic, stereochemical biological techniques, peptide- derived cofactors, Nuclear tunneling & role of protein dynamics in catalysis, enzymatic activation of molecular oxygen.
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Yuan T. Lee, Professor Emeritus.

William Lester, Professor Emeritus. Theoretical and physical chemistry, advances in basic theory, computational methods, study of molecular electronic structure, quantum Monte Carlo method, Born-Oppenheimer approximation.
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Samuel S. Markowitz, Professor Emeritus. Nuclear chemistry, environmental chemistry, nuclear reactions for chemical analyses.
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Richard Mathies, Professor Emeritus. Genomics, biophysical, bioanalytical, physical chemistry; laser spectroscopy, resonance Raman, excited-state reaction dynamics photoactive proteins, rhodopsins, microfabricated chemical biochemical analysis devices, forensics, infectious disease detection.
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William H. Miller, Professor Emeritus. Theoretical chemistry, chemical dynamics, quantum mechanical and semiclassical theories, dynamical chemical processes at the molecular level, photodissociation, femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy, calculations of rate constants for chemical reactions.
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C. Bradley Moore, Professor Emeritus.

Arlyn M. Myers, Professor Emeritus.

Norman E. Phillips, Professor Emeritus. Materials, solid state chemistry, low-temperature specific heat measurements, microscopic theories, models for condensed matter, macroscopic properties, microscopic structures, measurements on nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes.
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John O. Rasmussen, Professor Emeritus.

Kenneth N. Raymond, Professor Emeritus. Chemistry, bacteria, bioinorganic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, coordination, design of specific chelating agents for metal ions, human iron storage and transport proteins, low-molecular weight chelating agents, metals in medicine, metal-ligands.
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Kenneth Sauer, Professor Emeritus.

Charles V. Shank, Professor Emeritus.

David Shirley, Professor Emeritus.

Robert G. Snyder, Professor Emeritus.

Gabor A. Somorjai, Professor Emeritus. Physical chemistry, catalysis, surface science, low-energy electron diffraction, solid state chemistry, macroscopic surface phenomena, adhesion, lubrication, biocompatibility, bonding, and reactivity at solid surfaces, scanning tunneling.
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Andrew Streitwieser, Professor Emeritus.

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry

419 Latimer Hall

Phone: 510-642-5882

Fax: 510-642-9675

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Department Chair

David Wemmer, PhD

419 Latimer Hall

Phone: 510-643-9057

chemchair@berkeley.edu

Director of Undergraduate Chemistry

Anne Baranger, PhD

Phone: 510-642-0336

abaranger@berkeley.edu

Lead Academic Adviser

Maura Daly

121 Gilman Hall

Phone: 510-643-0550

mdaly@berkeley.edu

Academic Adviser & BA Program Contact

Shamaya Pellum

121 Gilman Hall

Phone: 510-643-1745

spellum@berkeley.edu

Academic Adviser

Catherine Bouvier Dang

121 Gilman Hall

Phone: 510-642-3451

catherinedang@berkeley.edu

Academic Adviser

Sanjeev Chahal

121 Gilman Hall

Phone: 510-642-7919

sanjeev@berkeley.edu

Student Affairs Officer

Lynn Keithlin

Phone: 510-642-5883

keithlin@berkeley.edu

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