Dr. John Ohteaches core physical chemistry courses which include Introductory Organic Chemistry.
Find a list of courses he teaches regularly below. Please refer to the Online Class Schedule to find out when these courses are offered.
CHEM 221 Introductory Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM 205, 206. Basic aspects of orbitals and their role in covalent bonding; delocalization of electrons. Alkanes: structure, nomenclature, isomerism, reactions. Introductory stereochemistry: enantiomers, diastereomers, conformers, Fischer and Newman projections, specification of chirality, E/Z isomerism. Conformations of cyclic compounds. Alkylhalides: SN1; SN2; E1; E2 reaction mechanisms. Free-radical reactions, organometallic compounds. Chemistry of alkenes, alkynes, and dienes. Lectures and laboratory.
CHEM 498/620 Polymer Chemistry and Nanotechnology (3 credits)
Prerequisites: CHEM 222. Advanced Polymer Science and Nanotechnology is required for advanced knowledge in polymer chemistry, nanoscience, materials science, and biomedical and polymer engineering. The course will offer introductory polymer chemistry with an emphasis on polymer synthesis. Various methods to synthesize polymers will be discussed; they include classical step growth, free radical, ring opening polymerization, other polymerizations; modern living anionic, cationic, living controlled/radical polymerization; as well as random and block copolymerization.
In addition, this course will discuss the design and development of polymeric nanomaterials for bio-related applications, particularly drug delivery applications. Topics include amphiphilic block copolymers, self-assembly, micellar nanocarriers, cellular imaging, multifunctional drug delivery, and crosslinked nanogels/hydrogels. Lectures only.