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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

      Preamble

The role of chemists in meeting the increasing challenges in the chemical industries cannot be overemphasized. Hence, the continuous training of competent chemists is inevitable, to meet up with the increasing challenges in the ever-growing chemical industries. A broad based knowledge in Chemistry encompassing traditional areas of chemistry (Organic, Inorganic, Physical) and applied chemistry (Analytical, Industrial, Environmental, etc) is highly essential.

 

It is therefore the objective of the chemistry programme to foster the students’ appreciation of the centrality of chemical science to human well-being, as well as its inevitable linkage to and interactions with other branches of science. To produce high trained and competent chemist in specialized areas, the Post-graduate programme is sub-divided into: Analytical, Physical, Industrial, Organic, Inorganic, and Environmental Chemistry.

 

9.1.2      Philosophy

The programme is designed to provide a broad based knowledge of Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Industrial, Environmental and Analytical chemistry in order to train chemists for academia, research, industry and development. It is intended to foster professionalism in the theory and practice of chemistry and to promote self-reliance within the framework of the objectives set for the University.

 

9.1.3      Objectives

(i)      To develop scientists who are skilled and equipped with in-depth understanding of chemical theories, methodologies and techniques for National development

(ii)    To produce high level manpower where research skills are required such as in Universities,  Research institutions, Industries and Governmental agencies.

(iii)   To produce knowledgeable graduates who are equipped to be innovative and create jobs in the various fields of chemistry

(iv)  To foster students appreciation of the centrality of chemical science to human well-being, as well as its inevitable linkage to and interactions with other branches of science.

 

9.1.3      Departmental Postgraduate Programme

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Programmes in Chemistry (Full Time)

Structure

The programme is two-phased:

a. Course work and

b. Research project which must be presented as thesis

The programme consists of Compulsory courses which shall be taken by all candidates,  Core courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, Elective courses within or outside their area of specialization which a candidate may take within and/or outside the Department as may be prescribed by the candidate’s Supervisor/Dissertation committee and Dissertation

 

Degree in view

First Session

Second Session

MSc. (Full time)

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

 

- Registration

- Courses to be taken

- Registration

-Continuation of Research

 

- Courses to be taken

-Constitution of supervisory committee

- Predata Seminar

-Post-data Seminar

 

 

-Proposal Development

-Commencement of bench work

-Presentation of thesis (review by Supervisors followed by final draft)

 

 

 

-Appointmentof external & internal examiners

-Abstract Approval

 

 

 

-Progress Report

-Registration of thesis title

 

 

 

 

- Open defense of thesis

 

 

 

 

-Submission of corrected thesis

 

 

 

 

-Award of degree

 

 

Demonstration By Postgraduate Students

All postgraduate students will be expected to serve as demonstrators for the undergraduate practical classes as an integral part of their training. Students who do not perform this duty satisfactorily will not be signed up for presentation of their thesis.

 

Doctorate Degree (Ph.D)Programme in Chemistry Structure

This is basically a research degree. The programme would be concerned mostly with research in the field of Chemistry. It will consistof:

-  Research which must be presented as thesis;

- Two satisfactory seminars;

- Oral defense.

A candidate may be required to take some courses as may be prescribed by the candidates’ Supervisor/Dissertation committee and approved by the Departmental Postgraduate Board.

 

Degree in view

First Session

Second Session

Third Session

Ph.D

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

 

- Registration

- Continuation of Research

- Registration

- Continuation of Research

- Registration

- Open defense of thesis

 

- Courses to be taken (where necessary)

 

-  Progress Report

 

- Post-data Seminar

-Submission of corrected thesis

 

- Constitution of supervisory committee

 

- Continuation of Research

 

- Progress Report

-Award of degree

 

- Proposal Development

 

 

 

- Appointment of external & internal examiners

 

 

- Predata Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

- Presentation of thesis (review by Supervisors followed by final draft)

 

 

- Commencement of bench work

 

 

 

- Registration of thesis title

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Abstract Approval

 

 

 

9.1.4      Departmental Postgraduate Committee

Membership:

The membership of the Departmental Postgraduate committee shall consist of:

(i)      The Head of Department and Chairman

(ii)    Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator

(iii)   All postgraduate Lecturers and Supervisors

 

Functions:

(i)      To coordinate Postgraduate programmes in the Department

(ii)    To collaborate with other disciplinary degree programmes

(iii)   To present candidates for admission, award of grants, schorlarships and fellowships and the award of higher degrees to the College Postgraduate Committee

(iv)  To recommend external examiners to the College Postgraduate Committee based on the    advice of the Supervisory Committee.

 

9.1.5      General Admission Requirements

(A)          Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programme

A candidate for MSc. in the different options in Chemistry must have a BSc. (Hons) degree / BSc. Ed. degree, First or Second Class Upper Division in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering or related qualification from this University or any other University recognized by Senate. In exceptional cases, candidates with Second Class(Hons) degree, Lower Division may be considered.

 

Area(s) of Specialization

Analytical Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Industrial Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

 

(B)          Doctoral Degree Programme

A candidate for Ph.Dprogramme must have obtained a Master’s degree from this University or its equivalent from any other University recognized by Senate.

Candidates may be required to take some courses as may be prescribed by the candidates’ Supervisor/Dissertation committee and approved by the Postgraduate Departmental Board before proceeding with research.

 

9.1.6      Course Duration

(A)          Master of Science Programme

Courses shall be on Full time basis and shall run for a minimum of four semesters and maximum of eight semesters.

 

(B)          Doctoral Degree Programme

The Ph.Dprogramme shall run for a minimum of six semesters.

 

 

9.1.7      Course Outline

The compulsory, core and elective courses must make a total of at least 30 units and not more than 40 unitsat the Master’s Level

Analytical Chemistry Option

First Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

Core Courses

CHM 801

Classical methods of analysis  

CLMDANAL

4

CHM 803

Separation methods of analysis 

SEPNMTHD

3

CHM 805

Quantitative spectroscopic  method of analysis                         

SPECMTHD

3

CHM 807

Analytical/Environmental Toxicology

ENVRTOXI

3

 

 

 

 

CHM 811

Laboratory Procedure & techniques in Analytical Chemistry                                     

EXPANACM

1

Electives

CHM 809

Methods of Theoretical Chemistry   

MTHDTCHM

3

NTD

Food Analysis

 

3

 

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

CHM 802

Advanced techniques in analytical chemistry

AVTECANA

2

CHM 804

Electroanalytical methods

ELECANAL

3

CHM 870

Advanced Applied Spectroscopy

APPLDSPEC

3

CHM 899

Project

PROJECT

6

Electives

CHM 810

Water analysis

WATRANAL

3

CHM 812

Air analysis

AIRANALS

3

CHM 814

Soil and rock analysis

ROCKANAL

3

Electives can be chosen to make up to 40 units. A minimum of 2 units should be registered for per semester.

 

Second Year

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

CHM 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Chemistry Option

First Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

Core Courses

CHM 803

Separation methods of analysis 

SEPNMTHD

3

CHM 843

Statistical Thermodynamics                            

STATTHMD

2

CHM 885

Advanced Industrial Chemical Process          

INDLPROS

2

CHM 887

Heterogeneous and Homogeneous catalysis

HETHMCAT

3

CHM 889

Oil Refining Processes                                         

OILREFNG

2

CHM 891

Industrial Chemical Laboratory Experiments  

INDCHMLB

1

Electives

CHM 865

Advanced Natural Products Chemistry

ANATPRDT

3

CHM 881

Paint and Varnishes                                 

PAITVARN

1

CHM 883

Industrial Safety and Hazard                  

INDSAFHZ

2

CHM 893

Food and Drug Analysis                           

FOODDRUG

2

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

CHM 802

Advanced techniques in analytical chemistry

AVTECANA

2

CHM 832

Recent Advances in Coordination Chemistry 

CORDNCHM

3

CHM 870

Advanced Applied Spectroscopy

APPLDSPEC

3

CHM 880

Environmental Chemistry                                 

ENVRCHEM  

2

CHM 882

Heat Exchange & Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering                     

HEATEXCH

2

CHM 899

Project

PROJECT

6

Electives

CHM 810

Water analysis

WATRANAL

3

CHM 864

Petroleum Geochemistry                                        

PTGEOCHM

2

CHM 884

Textile and fibres                                                      

TEXTFIBR

2

CHM 886

Advanced Nanotechnology                                  

ADVNANOT

2

Electives can be chosen to make up to 40 units.A minimum of 2 units should be registered for per semester

 

Second Year

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

CHM 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 

 

Inorganic Chemistry Option

First Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

Core Courses

CHM 803

Separation methods of analysis 

SEPNMTHD

3

CHM 831

Experimental techniques in Inorganic Chemistry

EXPINGCM

1

CHM 835

Special Topics in Inorganic and Organometallic chemistry

STOPINOR

3

Electives

CHM 865

Advanced Natural Products Chemistry

ANATPRDT

3

CHM 887

Heterogeneous and Homogeneous catalysis

HETHMCAT

3

 

First Year – 2nd  Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

CHM 832

Recent Advances in Coordination Chemistry 

CORDNCHM

3

CHM 870

Advanced Applied Spectroscopy

APPLDSPEC

3

CHM 899

Project

PROJECT

6

Electives

CHM 834

Molecular Polyhedral

MOLPOLYH

3

CHM 836

Bio-inorganic Chemistry

BIOINCHM

3

CHM 858

Special Topics in Physical Chemistry

SPTPHYCM

3

Electives can be chosen to make up to 40 units.A minimum of 2 units should be registered for per semester

 

Second Year

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

CHM 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Chemistry Option

First Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

Core Courses

CHM 803

Separation methods of analysis 

SEPNMTHD

3

CHM 865

Advanced Natural Products Chemistry

ANATPRDT

3

CHM 871

Experimental techniques in Organic Chemistry

EXPORGCM

1

Electives

CHM 877

Photochemistry                                  

PHOTCHEM

2

CHM 887

Heterogeneous and Homogeneous catalysis

HETHMCAT

3

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

CHM 860

Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry

RXNMECOC

2

CHM 864

Petroleum Geochemistry                                       

PTGEOCHM

2

CHM 866

Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry

SYNMTDOC

3

CHM 870

Advanced Applied Spectroscopy

APPLDSPEC

3

CHM 899

Project

PROJECT

6

Electives

CHM 832

Recent Advances in Coordination Chemistry 

CORDNCHM

3

CHM 858

Special Topics in Physical Chemistry

SPTPHYCM

3

Electives can be chosen to make up to 40 units. A minimum of 2 units should be registered for per semester

 

Second Year

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

CHM 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Chemistry Option

First Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

Core Courses

CHM 803

Separation methods of analysis 

SEPNMTHD

3

CHM 843

Statistical Thermodynamics                            

STATTHMD

2

Electives

CHM 855

Structure and functions of biological molecules

SFNCBIML

3

CHM 865

Advanced Natural Products Chemistry

ANATPRDT

3

CHM 887

Heterogeneous and Homogeneous catalysis

HETHMCAT

3

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

CHM 844

Biophysical Chemistry                  

BIOPHCHM

3

CHM 858

Special Topics in Physical Chemistry

SPTPHYCM

3

CHM 870

Advanced Applied Spectroscopy

APPLDSPEC

3

CHM 899

Project

PROJECT

6

Electives

CHM 832

Recent Advances in Coordination Chemistry 

CORDNCHM

3

Electives can be chosen to make up to 40 units.A minimum of 2 units should be registered for per semester

 

Second Year

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

CHM 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 

9.1.7      General Graduation Requirements

 

(A)          Master of Science Programme

Course Work:

The compulsory, core and elective courses must make a total of at least 30 units and not more than 40 units for graduation.

The core and elective courses to be offered by each student shall be dependent on the field of study as well as specific research area.

 

Research:

Candidates must have satisfactorily completed the approved guided study as determined by the candidates’ Supervisor/Dissertation committee before he/she can be eligible to be presented for oral defense

Thesis Defense:

Candidate shall defend his/her research thesis before a panel of appropriately constituted examiners.

 

(B)          Doctoral Degree Programme

Course Work:

Candidates shall normally be expected to register only for their Research. However, a candidate that is required to undertake some courses as prescribed by the candidate’s Supervisor / Dissertation committee and approved by the Departmental Postgraduate board, must have satisfactorily completed and passed all such courses.

 

Research:

Candidates must have satisfactorily completed the approved guided study as determined by the candidates’ Supervisor/Dissertation committee before he/she can be eligible to be presented for oral defense

The candidate must have presented two satisfactory seminars.

 

Thesis Defense:

Candidate shall openly defend his/her research thesis before a panel of appropriately constituted examiners.

 

9.1.8      Course Description

CHM 801:       Classical Methods of Analysis (4 Units)

Reaction Chemistry of selected elements; Masking and demasking agents; Analytical data processing; Aqueous and non-aqueous acid-basetitrimetry, stability, solution equilibria (the degree of completion of an analytical reaction); Precipitation titration, their theory and techniques, complexometric titration theory, titration curves. Types of EDTA titration, its application, metal ion indicators; Redox titrimetry; Gravimetry: types, process, Precipitation, contamination and gravimetric analysis.

 

CHM 802:       Advanced Techniques in Analytical Chemistry (2 Units)

X-ray methods, neutron activation and radiochemical techniques, enzymatic and kinetic methods, thermal methods of analysis, automated and process analysers.

 

CHM 803:       Separation Method of Analysis (3 Units)

Solvent extraction, Thin Layer chromatography, Ion-exchange chromatography, Molecular exclusion chromatography, Paper chromatography, Gas chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Super critical fluid chromatography

 

CHM 804:       Electroanalytical Methods (3 Units)

Voltammetry, electrogravimetry, coulometry, polarography, amperometry, conductivity.

 

CHM 805:       Quantitative Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis (3 Units)

Analytical Spectroscopy for molecular species covering topics of ultraviolet and visible absorption and emission, infrared spectroscopy. (Atomic absorption spectroscopy (flame and non-flame); Atomic emission spectroscopy (flame and plasma techniques); Emission spectrograph,; Flame molecular emission technique; UV-Visible absorption spectrophotometry; Turbidimetry; Nephelometry; Fluorimetry). A knowledge of basic principle is assumed, the main emphasis being on the use of modern instrumentation for the solution of analytical problems and development of new analytical methods.

 

CHM 807:       Analytical/ Environmental Toxicology  (3 Units)

Potentiometry, Voltammetry, Coulometry, Electrogravimetry, Conductometry, Chronopotentiometry

 

CHM 809:       Methods of Theoretical Chemistry  (3 Units)

Methods of mathematical analysis of interest to chemistry including elements of computer science and its application problems such as error analysis, matrix calculations, numerical solution to differential equations.

 

CHM 810:       Water Analysis (3 Units)

Quality parameters of various uses (industry, agriculture and domestic).Uses of water. Methods of analysis of water for various quality parameters, water pollution control and water treatment.

 


CHM 811:      Experimental Techniques in Analytical Chemistry (1 Unit)

Volumetric analysis.Chromatography and Electrophoresis.Flame emission spectrometry and Flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry.Conductivity methods.Potentiometric methods.Polarography and Amperometry.Spectroscopic methods.Electrogravimetry and Coulometry.

 

CHM 812:       Air Analysis  (3 Units)

Chemistry of lower atmosphere.Air pollution.Methds of analysis of air for various parameters

 

CHM 814:       Soil and Rock Analysis   (3 Units)

Particle size analysis: analysis of soil for organic matter, micro and macronutrients. Chemistry and Geochemical materials, classical methods in Rock analysis and analysis of metallurgical materials modern destructive and non-destructive methods of analysis of geochemical and metallurgical meterials.

 

CHM 831:      Experimental Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry (1 Unit)

Preparation, purification and structural studies (Classical methods, magnetic, electronic and IR) of inorganic complex compounds e.gHexamminechromium (III) nitrate, Tetraamminecopper (II) sulphate.

Synthesis, purification, analysis and structural characterization of coordination complexes of simple and chelating ligands e.gBis(acetylacetonato) complexes of late transition metals Fe (II), Ni (II), Co(II),and Cu(II).

Structural identification of selected aromatic ligands on the basis of NMR spectral parameters directly to be calculated from the spectra:

1H NMR spectrum with D2O exchange

13C NMR spectra [proton-coupled, 13C{1H} and DEPT spectra]

Working out mass spectral fragmentation patterns and interpreting the molecular ion cluster peaks on the basis of EI mass spectra of selected compounds.

 

CHM 832:      Recent Advances in Coordination Chemistry (3 Units)

Synthesis, structure and reactivity in transition metal compounds; metal carbonyls, arenes, aryls, etc. Bonding electronic spectra; Magneto-chemistry. A mechanistic survey of inorganic and organometallic reactions

 


CHM 834:       Molecular Polyhedral (3 Units)

Electron deficient compounds- Borohydrides, Synthesis and reactivity, structure and bonding, Carborates and metalloborates, Transition metal clusters synthesis, reactivity and bonding, Metal clusters, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis in industrial processes.

 

CHM 835:      Special Topics in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry (3 Units)

Techniques employed in characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds e.g. X-ray, XRD, TEM, SEM, EXAFS, IR, NMR, FD. Coordination polymer; Metal-organic framework; Nanoinorganic chemistry.

 

CHM 836:       Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 Units)

A detailed review of the role of transition, non-transition elements in naturally occurring compoundssuch as haemoglobin, vitamin B12, Cytochrome C, Chlorophyll, etc. Metal drug complexes and application

 

CHM 843:       Statistical Thermodynamics (2 Units)

General theory, quantum and classical thermodynamics with application to the theories of solids,   liquids and gases, chemical equilibrium, kinetic theory, relaxation and reaction of non-equilibrium   system.

 

CHM 844:       Biophysical Chemistry (3 Units)

Physical chemistry of biological macromolecules in solution. Commercial use of amino acids, properties of macromolecules through their molecular weight determination, modern methods for the purification of macromolecules, ligand-ligand studies on protein: multiple equilibria, identical and independent sites and conformational transition, production of enzymes, recombinant protein of high value, DNA replication and recombination, Gene mutation, DNA repair and transposable elements.

 

CHM 851:      Experimental Techniques in Physical Chemistry (1 Unit)

Potentiometric determination of solubility and solubility product of silver halides, determination of binary mixture of weak and strong acid.Determination formal redox potential of system, determination of binary mixture of halides.

Conductometric determination of mixture of acids and relative strength of weak acids.Titration of ternary acid mixture of acids, Verification of Onsagar Equation for 1:1 type strong electrolyte.

Kinetics of reaction between bromate and iodide.Kinetics of iodination of acetone in presence of strong acid etc.

Phase Equilibrium: Three component system. 

Partial Molar Volume determination by intercept method,density measurements etc.

 

CHM 855:   Structure and functions of biological molecules (3 units)

The nature, method of analysis and functional aspects of primary, secondary and quaternary structures of proteins (with specificreference to haemoglobin and myoglobin), Enzymes and their functions, The Michaelis-Menten model, the Monod-Wyman-Changeaux model: Allostyrric enzymes. General binding isotherms: the adair equation, bases, nucleosides and nucleotides, covalent structure of DNA, The Watson-Crick DNA double helix, sequencing and code.

 

CHM 858:  Special Topics in Physical Chemistry (4 Units)

Chemical Bonding and Quantum Chemistry:

General treatment on bonding in Organic and Inorganic compounds.Ionic bonding and structure. Covalent bonding: Intermediate nature of bonds and factors affecting it. Weaker binding forces. Classical mechanics, principles of quantum mechanics: De Broglie waves, Schrodinger equation, postulates of Quantum mechanics, the hydrogen atom, zero and higher order approximation.

Chemical Kinetics:

Aromatic Nucleophilic and Electrophilic substitution.Nucleophilic substitution-detailed mechanisms of catalyzed and uncatalysed pathways.The orthopararatio. Electrophilic: IPSO substitution. Diffusion controlled attack. Encounter, emplexes-orientation, reactivity – selective, additivity of substituent effects. Acid-Base properties in non-aqueous solution.Concepts of Acid-Base behavior, Bronsted classification of solvents.Acid-Based in emphiprotic media.Solvent effects of proton activity interaction in Dipolar Aprotic solvents, acetone, DMF, DMSO, Acetonitrile, Possible Gas phase versus solution acidities.

Symmetry and Group Theory:

Symmetry operations, groups, point groups, space groups character tables, reducible and irreducible representations and direct products. Application to problems in chemistry with special reference to electronic and vibrational spectroscopy, crystal field theory, construction of molecular-orbitals, molecular crystals, Woodward-Hoffman rule and Hybridization.

 

CHM 860:       Advanced Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry (3 Units)

Overview of reaction types and the mechanistic steps involved. Regiospecificity and stereoselectivity in organic reaction mechanisms.Experimental stages in organic reaction mechanisms. Radicals and radical reactions and mechanistic steps involved. Heterocyclic reactions- mechanism involved. Some selected special reaction mechanisms.

 

CHM 864:       Petroleum Geochemistry (2 Units)

Nature and origin of petroleum, chemical transformation of sedimentary organic matter in the formation of petroleum and other fossil energy resources.Production, accumulation and preservation of organic matter.Petroleum generation, migration and accumulation.Alteration of petroleum, Isolation and identification of biological markers (chemical fossil), utility of biological markers in oil exploration.Isotope geochemistry.

 

CHM 865:       Advanced Natural Products Chemistry (3 Units)

Selected topics in natural-biosynthesis; Chemistry of heterocycles; Insect chemistry; Alkaloids; Terpenes; Flavanoids and steroid chemistry; Marine natural products; Glycocides biosynthesis.

 

CHM 866:       Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry (3 Units)

Important as well as new synthetic methods of elaborating important functional groups e.g. alkanes, alkynes, halides alcohol, nitro compounds, amines, carbonyl, and carboxyl group and nitrates. Ring synthesis and the use of protective groups in synthesis. Also asymmetric synthesis.

 

CHM 870:       Advanced Applied Spectroscopy (3 Units)

Basic instrumentation and techniques.Applications of UV, IR, NMR, and MS in chemical analysis and structural elucidation. Emphasis will be on NMR, MS and CMS. High resolution, NMR, 13C-NMR and other nuclei; shift reagents and other new experimental methods should be discussed. All ion structure and fragmentation, chemical ionization, field desorption, fast atomic bombardment, recent applications of linked scan techniques in Mass Spectrometer.

 

CHM 871:      Experimental Techniques in Organic Chemistry (1 Unit)

Synthesis of organic compounds.

Isolation and characterization of organic compounds from plant extracts.

Solute-solvent extraction by means of soxhlet extractor/separating funnel.

Rotary fraction collections

Column and thin-layer chromatography in relation to Natural product chemistry

Vacuum liquid chromatography

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Adsorbents and columns

Crystallization and Recrystallization of isolated compounds from plant extracts

Microscale crystallization

Use of spectroscopic devise such as Infrared , Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Ultraviolet and mass Spectroscopy in Elucidation / Synthesis of organic compound.

 

CHM 877:       Photochemistry (2 Units)

Photochemistry of carbonyl compounds, aromatic compounds, olefins, acetylenes and related compounds, photooxidation and reduction, photo elimination, eneone, cycloaddition and rearrangements, photoreactions, photolysis of heteronitrogen compounds, photocyclisation.

 

CHM 880:       Environmental Chemistry (2 Units)

Structure terminologies and methods of investigation in environmental studies.The main sources, Chemistry and methods of measurement of pollutants.

Land pollution:- Concepts of advanced waste treatment, pesticides residues; Nuclear waste occurrence and disposal.

Water Pollution:- Types and quantities of effluents. Biological effects of water pollution.Effects of refractory contaminants, radio nuclides etc.

Air pollution:- Health hazards associated with aeronomic pollutants. Air pollution’s problems in Nigeria and quality criteria.

 

CHM 881:       Paint and Varnishes (1 Unit)

Principles, lacquers, emulsion paints and non-aqueous dispersions. Oil and alkyd paints. Thermosetting alkyd, polyester and acrylic paints based on nitrogen resins. Epoxy coatings, solvents, paint additives. Chemical treatment of substrates.

 

CHM 882:       Heat Exchangers and Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering (2 Units)

Boilers, energy and energy conversion, concepts of unit operations, heat and mass balances, distillation, extraction, drying, crushing, grinding, absorption, cooling. Evaporation, boiling and condensation and equipment theory.

 

CHM 883:       Safety and Hazards (2 Units)

General hazards in industry, methods for minimizing risk, safety in chemical process, plant design and operation, chemical safety in research and development, employee responsibility, identification and assessment of hazards, environmental considerations in chemical industry, effluent treatment and pollution control.

 

CHM 884:       Textile and Fibres (2 Units)

General properties, cotton and the chemistry of cellulose, multicellular vegetable fibres, animal fibres, regenerated man-made fibres, synthetic fibres, manufacturing processes.

 

CHM 885:       Advanced Industrial Chemical processes (2 Units)

Chemical details of some industries:

(a) Heavy chemicals and their allied products, sulphuric acid, nitric acid; alkali products, washing soda, caustic soda, Chlorine production and chlorine products; electrochemical industries

(b) Refractors and allied products. Cement, glass, ceramics, heat resistant materials

(c) Heavy industries: iron and steel, fertilizers, textiles, pulp and paper and coal

(d) Light industries: Leather, pigments; pesticides and herbicides; plastics etc.

(e) Other industrial organic chemical processes; petroleum waxes; (detergent raw materials); carbon black; aerosols, cyclopentadiene and their derivatives petroleum resins, napthenic acids; hydrogen sulphide and its derivatives.

 

CHM 886:       Advanced Nanotechnology (2 Units)

Introduction to Nanotechnology.Preparation of Nanomaterials.Property characterization and devicefabrication.Methods of measuring properties. Structure construction and function adaptation of nanoparticles. Applications of Nanotechnology: Sensors; Biomedical; Optics & Electronics; Energy;  etc.

 

CHM 887:       Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis (3 Units)

General principles of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; parameters important in determining catalytic activity, surfaces and surface catalysis, industrially important catalytic processes, modern techniques for characterizing catalysts. Activity patterns, selectivity, efficiency of catalyst; effects of temperature. Rate and kinetic models of catalytic reactions; Catalysis, Hydrogenation; olefin oxidation, carbonylation, oligomerisation and dimerization., Design of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic reaction systems, Pulse micro-reactors. Plug-flow reactors and continuous stirred reactors.General methods of catalyst manufacture and quality evaluation.Trends in heterogeneous catalysis in the 21st century and beyond.

 

CHM 888:       Polymer Technology & Characterization (3 Units)

Large scale industrial polymerization processes. Polymer processing: injection, extrusion, compression and transfer moulding of thermoplastics: Polymer additives, polymer surface, coatingsand adhesives. Physical properties of polymers.Molecular theory of viscoelasticity. The glassy state and glass transition, creep and stress relaxation behavior of polymers. Theory of rubber elasticity.Polymer characterization techniques.

 

CHM 889:       Oil Refining Processes (2 Units)

Crude oils, distillation processes, catalytic reforming and isomerization, hydrocracking and treatment processes, catalytic cracking and desulphurization, lubricating oil production, product quality, motor gasoline refinery schemes.

 

CHM 891:       Industrial Chemical Laboratory Experiments (1Unit)

ChemicalLaboratory experiments designed to elucidate industrial chemical processes. Techniques on industrial chemical processes.  Production of some basic industrial products such as: soap, detergents, paint, varnishes, perfumes, etc.Experiments on polymer characterization, polymer solutions and chain copolymerization reactions.

 

CHM 893:      Food and Drug Analysis (2 Units)

Food Composition.Methods of analysis of food for proximate composition, vitamins, mineral additives, Food contaminants, Food quality control, Analysis of major groups of commonly encountered drugs. Food and drugs regulatory control

 

CHM 899:      Project (6 Units)

 

9.1.9      Academic Staff List

Name

Designation

Qualification

Area of Specialization

A.K. Akinlabi                      

Senior Lecturer and Head of Department

B.Ed. (Lagos), M.Sc. (Benin), M.Eng. (London), Ph.D (Benin) MICCON

Polymer Chemistry

I.C. Eromosele

Professor

B.Sc. (Ibadan), M.Sc.(Manchester),

Ph.D  (Dublin), FICCON

Polymer Chemistry

F.O. Bamiro

Professor

B.Sc. (Lagos), M.Sc.(Manchester),

Ph.D (Stratclyde), MRSC C.Chem.

Analytical/Organic Chemistry

C.O.Eromosele

Professor

B.Sc. (Benin), M.Sc.(Manchester), Ph.D (Benin),

FICCON

Industrial Chemistry

O.O. Odukoya

Professor

B.Sc., M.Sc.,  Ph.D

(Ibadan)

Analytical Chemistry

T. Taiwo

Professor

B.Sc., M.Sc.

(Ibadan), Ph.D (Leicester)

Physical Chemistry

J.T. Bamgbose

Reader

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D (Ibadan)

Biophysical Chemistry

E.O. Dare                            

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D (Ilorin),

Ad. Res. P.Dip. Chemical Eng. (Tokyo)                       

Material Chemistry

L.A. Arogundade             

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Ado-Ekiti), M.Sc. (Ibadan),

Ph.D (Abeokuta) MICCON

Food Chemistry

S. Adewuyi                        

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Abeokuta), M.Sc. (Ibadan)

Ph.D (Abeokuta) MICCON

Inorganic Chemistry

T.A. Afolabi

Senior Lecturer

 

 

B.Sc, (Abeokuta),

M.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan)

Industrial Chemistry

M.A. Idowu

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Sc (Ibadan)

Ph.D (Rhodes)

Physical Chemistry

A.A. Lasisi

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Benin), 

M.Sc., Ph.D (Ibadan)

Organic Chemistry

T.F. Akinhanmi

Lecturer I

B.Sc, (Ibadan),

M.Sc (J. Moores)

Ph.D (Abeokuta)

Analytical Chemistry

J.F. Adediji

Lecturer  I

B.Sc., M.Sc.,

Ph.D (Ilorin)

Inorganic Chemistry

O.S.Sojinu

Lecturer  I

B.Sc. (Abeokuta), M.Sc., Ph.D (Ibadan)

Organic Chemistry

C.A. Akinremi

Lecturer I

B.Sc. (Ilorin)

M.Sc (Ibadan)

Ph.D (Ilorin)

Inorganic Chemistry

S.A. Ahmed                    

 

Lecturer I

B.Sc. (Ile-Ife),

M.Sc., Ph.D (Ibadan)

Physical Chemistry

A.I. Adeogun

Lecturer I

BSc. (Ilorin),

M.Sc., PhD (Ibadan)

Physical Chemistry

S.A. Amolegbe

Lecturer  I

B.Sc. (Abeokuta), M.Sc., Ph.D (Ilorin)

Inorganic Chemistry

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