Organisation : Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
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Entrance Test : PET Ph.D. Entrance Test 2016-17
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PET Syllabus :
PART – A : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
IUPAC nomenclature of organic and inorganic molecules including regioand stereoisomers.
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Data analysis: Mean and standard deviation; absolute and relative errors; linear regression; covariance and correlation coefficient.
Chemical applications of group theory; symmetry elements; point groups; character tables; selection rules.
Organic reactive intermediates: Generation, stability and reactivity of carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, benzynes and nitrenes.
Atomic structure and spectroscopy; term symbols; many-electron systems and antisymmetry principle.
Structure and bonding in homo- and heteronuclear molecules, including shapes of molecules (VSEPR Theory).
Concepts of acids and bases, Hard-Soft acid base concept, Non-aqueous solvents.
Main group elements and their compounds: Allotropy, synthesis, structure and bonding, industrial importance of the compounds.
Organic reaction mechanisms involving addition, elimination and substitution reactions with electrophilic, nucleophilic or radical species. Determination of reaction pathways.
Aromaticity: Benzenoid and non-benzenoid compounds – generation and reactions.
Principles of stereochemistry: Configurational and conformational isomerism in acyclic and cyclic compounds; stereogenicity, stereoselectivity, enantioselectivity, diastereoselectivity and asymmetric induction.
Asymmetric synthesis: Chiral auxiliaries, methods of asymmetric induction – substrate, reagent and catalyst controlled reactions; determination of enantiomeric and diastereomeric excess; enantio-discrimination. Resolution – optical and kinetic.
Synthesis and reactivity of common heterocyclic compounds containing one or two heteroatoms (O, N, S).
Basic concepts in analytical chemistry, speration techniques: distillation and solvent and solid phase extraction.
Chromatographic techniques: TLC, Liquid-liquid partition, column, Gel permeation, ion exchange, gas and HPLC.
Titrations: conductometric, potentiometric, pH metric, polarometric, ampherometric and high frequency titrimetric and their applications.
Chemistry in nanoscience and technology.
Catalysis and green chemistry.
PART – B : CORE SUBJECT (CHEMISTRY)
Molecular spectroscopy: Rotational and vibrational spectra of diatomic molecules; electronic spectra; IR and Raman activities-selection rules; basic principles of magnetic resonance
Electron spin resonance and Mossbauer spectroscopy.
Structure determination of organic and inorganic compounds by IR, UV-Vis, 1H and 13C NMR and Mass spectroscopic techniques.
Transition elements and coordination compounds: structure, bonding theories, spectral and magnetic properties, reaction mechanisms.
Inner transition elements: spectral and magnetic properties, redox reaction, analytical applications.
Organometallic compounds: synthesis, bonding and structure, and reactivity.
Organometallics in homogeneous catalysis.
Cages and metal clusters.
Nuclear chemistry: nuclear reactions, fission and fusion, radio-analytical techniques and activation analysis.
Bioinorganic chemistry: photosystems, porphyrins, metalloenzymes, oxygen transport, electron- transfer reactions; nitrogen fixation, metal complexes in medicine.
Common named reactions and rearrangements- applications in organic synthesis.
Organic transformations and reagents: Functional group interconversion including oxidations and reductions; common catalysts and reagents (organic, inorganic, organometallic and enzymatic). Chemo, regio and stereoselective transformations.
Concepts in organic synthesis: Retrosynthesis, disconnection, synthons, linear and convergent synthesis, umpolung of reactivity and protecting groups.
Pericyclic reactions – electrocyclisation, cycloaddition, sigmatropic rearrangements and other related concerted reactions. Principles and applications of photochemical reactions in organic chemistry.
Chemistry of natural products: Carbohydrates, proteins and peptides, fatty acids, nucleic acids, terpenes, steroids and alkaloids. Biogenesis of terpenoids and alkaloids.