Graduate Program
Term Schedule
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Fall 2018
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

CHM 411 (CHM 211)
MATSON E
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


This course covers bonding in inorganic molecules, molecular symmetry, an introduction to solidstate chemistry, coordination chemistry and the properties of transition metal complexes. Two 75 minute lectures per week, 7 workshops, 6 problem sets, three midterm examinations and a final examination. Cross listed with CHM 411. (Fall). BUILDING: HUTCH  ROOM: 473 PREREQUISITES: Organic chemistry 

CHM 415
BREN K
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM


2 credits  Development of symmetry and group theory concepts and scope of applications to chemical problems. Applications include molecular orbital theory, ligand field theory and spectroscopy. (Fall, 2nd half of semester.) BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 101 

CHM 421
JONES W
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


2 credits  Examination of the concepts, systems, reactions and applications of organometallic chemistry. Structure and bonding of complexes having carbonyl, alkyl, carbene, olefin, CnHn and related pi ligands. Oxidative addition, insertion, elimination reactions, and other fundamental reactions of organometallic compounds. (Fall, 2nd half of semester) BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 101 

CHM 423 (CHM 423)
JONES W
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


2 credits (formerly CHM 422)  An introduction to NMR spectroscopy. Collection, processing, and interpretation of homonuclear and heteronuclear 1D and multidimensional spectra will be covered. Topics to be discussed include chemical shifts, relaxation, and exchange phenomena. Examples from organic, inorganic, and biological chemistry will be used. (Fall, 1st half of semester). BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 305 PREREQUISITES: One year of organic chemistry and one semester of physical chemistry (CHM 251) or equivalents 

CHM 427
FASAN R
MW 12:30PM  1:45PM


2 credits (formerly CHM 426). The modern methods and tools employed for the determination of the structure of complex organic molecules will be discussed. Among the areas discussed are basic NMR, IR, UV and mass spectroscopy. Problem solving techniques will be illustrated and problem solving skills developed by means of problem sets and class examples. (Fall, 2nd half of semester). BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 206 PREREQUISITES: CHM 423 NMR Spectroscopy (formerly CHM 422) 

CHM 433
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MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


An understanding of the structure and reactivity of organic compounds by using molecular orbital theory will be provided. Some perspectives on the relationships between structure, mechanism and reactivity will be discussed in the context of a number of fundamental concepts and principles, such as molecular orbital theory, frontier molecular orbital theory, stereochemistry, conformational analysis, stereoelectronic effects, thermodynamics and equilibria, kinetics, linear freeenergy relationships, acids and bases catalysis, nonclassical ions, and concerted pericyclic reactions. Not open to freshmen and sophomores. (Fall). BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: One year of organic chemistry or equivalent 

CHM 435
FRONTIER A
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


A survey of reactions of organic compounds with emphasis on those with practical synthetic utility will be provided. Mechanisms of reactions will be considered as well as their scope and limitations. Stereochemical and stereoelectronic issues will be discussed. Selected topics to be covered are conformational analysis, olefin addition reactions, oxidation and reduction methods, pericyclic reactions, chemistry of enolates and metalloenamines, organosilicon chemistry, chemistry of nitrogen and sulfurbased functional groups, chemistry of reactive intermediates, such as carbocations and carbenes. A solid background of college organic chemistry, including a good knowledge of reaction mechanisms, will be assumed as a prerequisite. Two 75minute lectures per week with extensive reading assignments from original literature. (Fall). BUILDING: GRGEN  ROOM: 110 PREREQUISITES: One year of college organic chemistry 

CHM 437
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MW 12:30PM  1:45PM


A formalism describing commonly employed strategies and tactics for the analysis of complex problems in organic synthesis will be presented. Examples of such strategies will be compared and contrasted during discussion of published complex molecule syntheses. Two, 75 minute lectures per week. Course Topics: Guidelines for Retrosynthetic Analysis Examination/Evaluation/Comparison/Criticism of the strategies/Tactics Employed in Selected Examples of Classical and Modern Syntheses of Stereochemically Complex Molecules from the Chemical Literature. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: One year of organic chemistry or equivalent; one semester of undergraduate biochemistry or biology recommended 

CHM 441 (CHM 251)
FRANCO I
MWF 10:25AM  11:15AM


This course is an introduction to quantum mechanics with applications to spectroscopy and to atomic and molecular structure. There are weekly problem sets. Students also participate in workshops each week. Cross listed with CHM 441. (Fall). This course uses the Tues/Thurs 8:00  9:30 am Common Exam time. BUILDING: DEWEY  ROOM: 2162 PREREQUISITES: Physics 113114 or 121122 and Math 163 or 165. 

CHM 451
SCHROEDER W
MWF 9:00AM  9:50AM


(4 credits) Advanced quantum chemistry. This course aims to provide access to quantum aspects of modern physical chemistry research. Topics include: Mathematical tools in quantum mechanics (as required), Dirac ket notation, entanglement, measurement theory, Ehrenfest Theorem, wave packets, 1st and 2nd quantization, spin and orbital angular momentum, density matrix, harmonic oscillator, electronic, rotational and vibrational spectroscopy, approximation methods (stationary and time dependent perturbation theory, WKB), systems of N identical particles, correlation functions, scattering and transfer, quantum informatics. Regular problem sets. M/W/F 9:00  9:50 a.m. Midterm and Final exams. BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 105 PREREQUISITES: CHM 251 and CHM 252 or equivalent 

CHM 455
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MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


The course draws connections between the orderly and chaotic behavior of simple and complex systems, laying the foundations of statistical equilibrium and equilibrium thermodynamics. The different phases of matter (gases, liquids, solid) assumed by bulk classical interacting particles and their transitions are discussed in this approximation. Properties of noninteracting quantal systems are expressed in terms of partition functions, for gases of simple and complex particles. Nonequilibrium statistical behavior of multiparticle systems leads to diffusion and other transport phenomena. Reading assignments and homework. Two weekly lectures of 75 minutes. Cross listed with CHE 455. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: One year of physical chemistry (CHM 251 & CHM 252), or equivalent. 

CHM 458
KNOWLES K
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


This course covers the basic theory and experimental practice of spectroscopy in molecules and condensed matter. A general review of electromagnetic waves is followed by classical and quantum mechanical descriptions of the interaction between light and matter. These basic principles are then applied to vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. This course will also cover the principles of kinetic analysis in the context of timeresolved spectroscopies used to quantify the dynamics of photoexcited species. We will refer to examples from the literature to illustrate the experimental implementation and interpretation of advanced spectroscopic techniques. BUILDING: LCHAS  ROOM: 103 PREREQUISITES: CHM 451 or equivalent 

CHM 469
HUO P
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


In this course students will learn about a range of computational methods that is relevant to their research problems in chemistry. Emphasis will be placed both on the theory underlying computational techniques and on their practical applications. Topics will include molecular mechanics, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, methods for freeenergy calculations. BUILDING: MEL  ROOM: 219 PREREQUISITES: CHM 252 (Statistical Mechanics) or equivalent 

CHM 470
HUO P
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


In this course students will learn about a range of computational methods that is relevant to their research problems in chemistry. Emphasis will be placed both on the theory underlying computational techniques and on their practical applications. Topics will include abinitio electronic structure theory, density functional theory, pathintegral dynamics and nonadiabatic dynamics. BUILDING: MEL  ROOM: 219 PREREQUISITES: CHM 251 (Quantum Mechanics) or equivalent 

CHM 476
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TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


An introduction to polymerization reaction mechanisms. The kinetics of commercially relevant polymerizations are emphasized along with a discussion of important, contemporary polymerization schemes. Approaches to functionalize polymers and surfaceinitiated polymerizations will also be covered. An overview of polymer characterization techniques, emphasizing compositional analysis, will be presented. The course is intended for graduate students in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Biomedical Engineering, but advanced undergraduates are welcome. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: CHM 203 

CHM 477 (CHE 477)
WHITE A
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


This is an advanced course where students will learn software engineering, advanced numerical methods, and high performance computing while completing four projects. This course is targeted at students with a programming, engineering and mathematics background who want to use these skills simultaneously to independently solve challenging problems. The theme of the class is going from a set of equations describing a model to a complete implementation.Projects covered include Markov state modeling, Langevin dynamics, classification of protein structures, and multiscale modeling of molecular systems. Students will learn and apply software engineering concepts like unit testing, version control, software containers and high performance computing. Students will learn about advanced numerical methods such as optimizing floating point operations, parallel computing, and GPU computing. BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 306 PREREQUISITES: CHE 116 or BPH 509 or CHM 469 or Equivalent programming and statistics experience and instructor permission. 

CHM 491
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CHM 493
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CHM 495
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CHM 511
KRAUSS T
F 3:40PM  6:25PM


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CHM 513
NILSSON B
F 8:45AM  10:15AM


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CHM 583
NILSSON B
W 12:00PM  1:45PM


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CHM 583
NILSSON B
W 4:00PM  5:55PM


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CHM 591
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CHM 593
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TR 3:25PM  6:05PM


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CHM 594
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CHM 595
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CHM 595A
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CHM 895
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CHM 897
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CHM 899
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CHM 985
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CHM 986V
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CHM 995
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CHM 997
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CHM 997A
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CHM 999
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CHM 999A
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Fall 2018
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

Monday and Wednesday  
CHM 469
HUO P
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


In this course students will learn about a range of computational methods that is relevant to their research problems in chemistry. Emphasis will be placed both on the theory underlying computational techniques and on their practical applications. Topics will include molecular mechanics, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, methods for freeenergy calculations. BUILDING: MEL  ROOM: 219 PREREQUISITES: CHM 252 (Statistical Mechanics) or equivalent 

CHM 470
HUO P
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


In this course students will learn about a range of computational methods that is relevant to their research problems in chemistry. Emphasis will be placed both on the theory underlying computational techniques and on their practical applications. Topics will include abinitio electronic structure theory, density functional theory, pathintegral dynamics and nonadiabatic dynamics. BUILDING: MEL  ROOM: 219 PREREQUISITES: CHM 251 (Quantum Mechanics) or equivalent 

CHM 433
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MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


An understanding of the structure and reactivity of organic compounds by using molecular orbital theory will be provided. Some perspectives on the relationships between structure, mechanism and reactivity will be discussed in the context of a number of fundamental concepts and principles, such as molecular orbital theory, frontier molecular orbital theory, stereochemistry, conformational analysis, stereoelectronic effects, thermodynamics and equilibria, kinetics, linear freeenergy relationships, acids and bases catalysis, nonclassical ions, and concerted pericyclic reactions. Not open to freshmen and sophomores. (Fall). BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: One year of organic chemistry or equivalent 

CHM 455
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MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


The course draws connections between the orderly and chaotic behavior of simple and complex systems, laying the foundations of statistical equilibrium and equilibrium thermodynamics. The different phases of matter (gases, liquids, solid) assumed by bulk classical interacting particles and their transitions are discussed in this approximation. Properties of noninteracting quantal systems are expressed in terms of partition functions, for gases of simple and complex particles. Nonequilibrium statistical behavior of multiparticle systems leads to diffusion and other transport phenomena. Reading assignments and homework. Two weekly lectures of 75 minutes. Cross listed with CHE 455. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: One year of physical chemistry (CHM 251 & CHM 252), or equivalent. 

CHM 435
FRONTIER A
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


A survey of reactions of organic compounds with emphasis on those with practical synthetic utility will be provided. Mechanisms of reactions will be considered as well as their scope and limitations. Stereochemical and stereoelectronic issues will be discussed. Selected topics to be covered are conformational analysis, olefin addition reactions, oxidation and reduction methods, pericyclic reactions, chemistry of enolates and metalloenamines, organosilicon chemistry, chemistry of nitrogen and sulfurbased functional groups, chemistry of reactive intermediates, such as carbocations and carbenes. A solid background of college organic chemistry, including a good knowledge of reaction mechanisms, will be assumed as a prerequisite. Two 75minute lectures per week with extensive reading assignments from original literature. (Fall). BUILDING: GRGEN  ROOM: 110 PREREQUISITES: One year of college organic chemistry 

CHM 477 (CHE 477)
WHITE A
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


This is an advanced course where students will learn software engineering, advanced numerical methods, and high performance computing while completing four projects. This course is targeted at students with a programming, engineering and mathematics background who want to use these skills simultaneously to independently solve challenging problems. The theme of the class is going from a set of equations describing a model to a complete implementation.Projects covered include Markov state modeling, Langevin dynamics, classification of protein structures, and multiscale modeling of molecular systems. Students will learn and apply software engineering concepts like unit testing, version control, software containers and high performance computing. Students will learn about advanced numerical methods such as optimizing floating point operations, parallel computing, and GPU computing. BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 306 PREREQUISITES: CHE 116 or BPH 509 or CHM 469 or Equivalent programming and statistics experience and instructor permission. 

CHM 437
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MW 12:30PM  1:45PM


A formalism describing commonly employed strategies and tactics for the analysis of complex problems in organic synthesis will be presented. Examples of such strategies will be compared and contrasted during discussion of published complex molecule syntheses. Two, 75 minute lectures per week. Course Topics: Guidelines for Retrosynthetic Analysis Examination/Evaluation/Comparison/Criticism of the strategies/Tactics Employed in Selected Examples of Classical and Modern Syntheses of Stereochemically Complex Molecules from the Chemical Literature. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: One year of organic chemistry or equivalent; one semester of undergraduate biochemistry or biology recommended 

CHM 427
FASAN R
MW 12:30PM  1:45PM


2 credits (formerly CHM 426). The modern methods and tools employed for the determination of the structure of complex organic molecules will be discussed. Among the areas discussed are basic NMR, IR, UV and mass spectroscopy. Problem solving techniques will be illustrated and problem solving skills developed by means of problem sets and class examples. (Fall, 2nd half of semester). BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 206 PREREQUISITES: CHM 423 NMR Spectroscopy (formerly CHM 422) 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  
CHM 451
SCHROEDER W
MWF 9:00AM  9:50AM


(4 credits) Advanced quantum chemistry. This course aims to provide access to quantum aspects of modern physical chemistry research. Topics include: Mathematical tools in quantum mechanics (as required), Dirac ket notation, entanglement, measurement theory, Ehrenfest Theorem, wave packets, 1st and 2nd quantization, spin and orbital angular momentum, density matrix, harmonic oscillator, electronic, rotational and vibrational spectroscopy, approximation methods (stationary and time dependent perturbation theory, WKB), systems of N identical particles, correlation functions, scattering and transfer, quantum informatics. Regular problem sets. M/W/F 9:00  9:50 a.m. Midterm and Final exams. BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 105 PREREQUISITES: CHM 251 and CHM 252 or equivalent 

CHM 441 (CHM 251)
FRANCO I
MWF 10:25AM  11:15AM


This course is an introduction to quantum mechanics with applications to spectroscopy and to atomic and molecular structure. There are weekly problem sets. Students also participate in workshops each week. Cross listed with CHM 441. (Fall). This course uses the Tues/Thurs 8:00  9:30 am Common Exam time. BUILDING: DEWEY  ROOM: 2162 PREREQUISITES: Physics 113114 or 121122 and Math 163 or 165. 

Tuesday and Thursday  
CHM 423 (CHM 423)
JONES W
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


2 credits (formerly CHM 422)  An introduction to NMR spectroscopy. Collection, processing, and interpretation of homonuclear and heteronuclear 1D and multidimensional spectra will be covered. Topics to be discussed include chemical shifts, relaxation, and exchange phenomena. Examples from organic, inorganic, and biological chemistry will be used. (Fall, 1st half of semester). BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 305 PREREQUISITES: One year of organic chemistry and one semester of physical chemistry (CHM 251) or equivalents 

CHM 411 (CHM 211)
MATSON E
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


This course covers bonding in inorganic molecules, molecular symmetry, an introduction to solidstate chemistry, coordination chemistry and the properties of transition metal complexes. Two 75 minute lectures per week, 7 workshops, 6 problem sets, three midterm examinations and a final examination. Cross listed with CHM 411. (Fall). BUILDING: HUTCH  ROOM: 473 PREREQUISITES: Organic chemistry 

CHM 476
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TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


An introduction to polymerization reaction mechanisms. The kinetics of commercially relevant polymerizations are emphasized along with a discussion of important, contemporary polymerization schemes. Approaches to functionalize polymers and surfaceinitiated polymerizations will also be covered. An overview of polymer characterization techniques, emphasizing compositional analysis, will be presented. The course is intended for graduate students in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Biomedical Engineering, but advanced undergraduates are welcome. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: CHM 203 

CHM 421
JONES W
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


2 credits  Examination of the concepts, systems, reactions and applications of organometallic chemistry. Structure and bonding of complexes having carbonyl, alkyl, carbene, olefin, CnHn and related pi ligands. Oxidative addition, insertion, elimination reactions, and other fundamental reactions of organometallic compounds. (Fall, 2nd half of semester) BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 101 

CHM 415
BREN K
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM


2 credits  Development of symmetry and group theory concepts and scope of applications to chemical problems. Applications include molecular orbital theory, ligand field theory and spectroscopy. (Fall, 2nd half of semester.) BUILDING: HYLAN  ROOM: 101 

CHM 458
KNOWLES K
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


This course covers the basic theory and experimental practice of spectroscopy in molecules and condensed matter. A general review of electromagnetic waves is followed by classical and quantum mechanical descriptions of the interaction between light and matter. These basic principles are then applied to vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. This course will also cover the principles of kinetic analysis in the context of timeresolved spectroscopies used to quantify the dynamics of photoexcited species. We will refer to examples from the literature to illustrate the experimental implementation and interpretation of advanced spectroscopic techniques. BUILDING: LCHAS  ROOM: 103 PREREQUISITES: CHM 451 or equivalent 

CHM 593
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TR 3:25PM  6:05PM


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Wednesday  
CHM 583
NILSSON B
W 12:00PM  1:45PM


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CHM 583
NILSSON B
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Friday  
CHM 513
NILSSON B
F 8:45AM  10:15AM


No description BUILDING: HUTCH  ROOM: 473 

CHM 511
KRAUSS T
F 3:40PM  6:25PM


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CHM 491
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CHM 493
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CHM 495
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CHM 591
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CHM 594
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CHM 595
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CHM 595A
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CHM 895
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CHM 897
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CHM 899
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CHM 985
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CHM 986V
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CHM 995
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CHM 997
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CHM 997A
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CHM 999
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CHM 999A
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