ANALYTICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CHEMISTRY

ANALYTICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CHEMISTRY

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Code
39615
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
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
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemical Sciences)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

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.

Ricevimento: Each business day, by appointment

Exam Board

MARCO GROTTI (President)

EMANUELE MAGI (President)

MARIA CARMELA IANNI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination, with questions related to the content of the course, including class and laboratory experiences. Students are required to demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes, through oral presentation and graphical schemes.

Assessment methods

The oral examination is performed by two professors and it is about 40-min long. During the examination, the student answers to questions related to the content of the course. The commission is able to evaluate if the learning outcomes have been achieved. If not, the student is asked to study more thoroughly and/or take benefit from further explanations by teachers.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
27/01/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
10/02/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
22/06/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
01/09/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
12/10/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale