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Michl, Josef Professor

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  • Professor Michl's group works in physical organic chemistry, a combination of synthesis of organic and organometallic (both main group and transition metal) compounds with an investigation of their properties by physical, mechanistic, and computational methods. This ranges from photochemical reactions to nanoscience.

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  • Physical organic chemistry, electronic excitation, oligosilanes, carboranes, polymers, highly oxidized matter, molecular machines, solar energy, photophysics

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  • CHEM 3321 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Lab. Instruction in experimental techniques of modern organic chemistry emphasizing chemical separations and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, and aromatic compounds. Stereochemical modeling and the identification of organic unknowns by spectroscopic and chemical methods are also introduced. Department enforced corequsite: CHEM 3311 or CHEM 3451. Degree credit not granted for this course and CHEM 3361.
  • CHEM 3341 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Lab. For biochemistry and nonchemistry majors. Instruction in experimental techniques of modern organic chemistry emphasizing reactions involving alcohols, ketones, carboxylic acids, and their derivatives. Multistep syntheses are also introduced. Department enforced corequsite: CHEM 3331 or CHEM 3471 or CHEM 3491.
  • CHEM 3381 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 2 for Chemistry Majors
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Lab. Required course for chemistry majors. Instruction in experimental techniques of modern chemistry, emphasizing reactions involving alcohols, ketones, carboxylic acids, aromatic compounds, and their derivatives. Multistep syntheses are also introduced. Department enforced corequsite: CHEM 3331 or CHEM 3471 or CHEM 3491.
  • CHEM 5331 - Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques in Organic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Lect. Advanced spectroscopic techniques for structure and determination in organic chemistry. Emphasizes proton and carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of organic chemistry and one year of physical chemistry or graduate standing.
  • CHEM 6301 - Seminar in Organic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Discussions principally concerned with recent literature in organic chemistry. Required of all organic chemistry graduate students.
  • CHEM 6321 - Special Topics in Physical Organic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Lect. Selected topics in physical organic chemistry, which may include photochemistry, carbene chemistry, free radical chemistry, molecular orbital methods, organic materials, or gas phase ion chemistry.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.

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