UE Analytical and spectroscopic methods

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


The goal of this course is to give chemists a solid theoretical (through lectures) and practical (through tutorials) background and know how in chemical analysis. Building on previous introductory undergraduate classes, the course will study more specifically the diverse purification and separation chromatographic technics, and the methods used to characterize chemical samples by mass spectrometry, atomic absorption, optical spectroscopies (infrared, Raman, UV-visible, fluorescence, X-ray diffraction) and magnetic spectroscopies (NMR and EPR). The spectroscopic approaches will be developed for structural studies of isolated molecules in solution or in the solid state. Techniques used to characterize intermolecular interaction and molecular reactivity of organic, inorganic or polymer materials will also be investigated.