OSAKA UNIVERSITY SHORT-TERM STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM
||CHEMISTRY AND HUMAN LIFE|
Sumio KAIZAKI, Masaji ODA, Sumihiro HASE, Shinnichiro SUZUKI and
Toshio KASAI (Graduate School of Science)
The purpose of this course is to examine how worthwhile chemistry is for human life. The lectures will start with the story of elements and chemical substances, followed by global problems arising from ozone depletion and green house effect to learn an important role of chemical reactions. Some aspects of carbon compounds including fullerenes as a new allotrope will be introduced. Finally the lectures will extend to biological materials together with enzymes and metal ions in our life.
Textbook and Reference Books
Textbook: No particular textbook will be used.
- 1) A. H. Zewail and R. B. Bernstein, Chemical & Engineering News, Vol. 66, 1988. pp. 24-43.
- 2) Lippard, S. J. and Berg, J. M. 1994. Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry. University Science Books, Mill Valley, California.
|Week 1.|| Introduction: What is Chemistry? |
|Week 2.|| Chemical Elements in Human Life|
|Week 3.|| Ozone Depletion in Stratosphere|
|Week 4.|| Chemistry of Green House Effect|
|Week 5.|| Control of Chemical Reactions|
|Week 6.|| Characteristics of Carbon and Related Substances|
|Week 7.|| Fullerenes as a New Carbon Allotrope|
|Week 8.|| Organic Compounds and Life Science|
|Week 9.|| Enzymes and Our Life|
|Week 10.||Metal Ions in Biological Materials|
|Week 11.||Colors of Biological Materials|
|Week 12.||Metal Ions and Health|