ANALYTICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CHEMISTRY

ANALYTICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CHEMISTRY

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Code
39615
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 9018 Chemical Sciences (LM-54) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9020 Industrial Chemistry (LM-71) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/01
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemical Sciences)
semester
Annual

OVERVIEW

Atomic Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry are two fundamental classes of analytical methods, which are widely used in many fields, from the study of the environment to the control of food quality, from medical research to the production of innovative materials, from the preservation of cultural heritage to forensic investigations. In this course, the main atomic and mass spectrometry methods are presented in their theoretical, performance and application aspects.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Theoretical knowledge of the spectroscopic methods for elemental analysis and of the mass spectrometry techniques

Teaching methods

Lectures and bibliographic/laboratory work (for Chemical Sciences only). Slides and further educational material (articles, video,…) available on aulaweb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

A. SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS FOR ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS
Theory, instrumentation, analytical performances and applications of the following techniques:

  1. Atomic emission spectroscopy
  2. Atomic absorption spectroscopy
  3. Atomic fluorescence spectroscopy
  4. Atomic mass spectrometry
  5. X-ray spectroscopy
  6. Electron spectroscopy


B. ADVANCED MASS SPECTROMETRY

  1. Theory of mass spectrometry. Instrumentation for the analysis MS,   MS-MS (tandem mass spectrometry) and  MSn (ion-trap).

  2. Sample introduction systems and ion sources (ESI, APCI, MALDI).

  3. Hyphenated techniques: separation techniques coupled to  mass spectrometry (HRGC, HPLC, capillary electrophoresis).

  4. Examples and case studies.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

M. Grotti, Metodi spettroscopici per l'analisi elementare.

C.B. Boss, K.J. Fredeen - Concepts, Instrumentation, and Techniques in ICP-OES.

D.A. Skoog, J.J Leary, Chimica Analitica Strumentale.

De Hoffmann, Charette, Stroobant, Mass spectrometry – Principle and application

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Always, by appointment.

Exam Board

MARCO GROTTI (President)

MARIA CARMELA IANNI

EMANUELE MAGI (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and bibliographic/laboratory work (for Chemical Sciences only). Slides and further educational material (articles, video,…) available on aulaweb

LESSONS START

24th October 2016, according to timetable on www.ctc.unige.it

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination

Assessment methods

The oral examination, performed by two professors and about 40-min long, is aimed to assess the knowledge of spectroscopic methods for elemental analysis and of the mass spectrometry techniques previously illustrated. During the examination, the commission evaluates if the educational objectives of the course have been achieved. If not, the student is asked to study more thoroughly and/or take benefit from further explanations by teachers.