- Part A: Mass Spectrometry
- Introduction to Mass spectrometry and instrument components (gas phase ion source and mass analyzers).
- Interpretation of electron impact fragmentation mass spectra of organic molecules.
- Structural and sequence information obtained from tandem mass spectrometry.
- Part B: Optical spectroscopies & Photophysical processes
- When molecules and light meet…
- Electronic transitions – UV-visible and fluorescence
- Rovibrational spectroscopy – IR spectroscopy
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
- Mass spectrometry study on gas-phase protonated peptides
- Fluorimetry: Polyatomic molecules in condensed phase
- Infrared spectroscopy: Rotation vibration spectra of CO and HCl
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
To gain an overview on the standard methods of optical spectroscopy (IR, UV-vis, fluo, NMR): associated spectral ranges, probed molecular properties, applications in analytical chemistry.
To understand the fundamental photochemical processes.
To gain knowledge about the chemical analysis of compounds using mass spectrometry
Basics on quantum mechanics (hamiltonien, states of a system)
Basics on classical mechanics (motion of solid bodies)
Description of a photon (as a particle, as an electromagnetic wave)