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 15th December 2004: Congratulations to the winners of this year's  4th Year Poster Session 2004* Aoife O'Mahony (section: Environmental & Analytical, supervisor: D. Arrigan, title: Sensors from electrified liquid-liquid interfaces), Noeleen Galvin (section: Life, supervisor: J.J. Keating, title: To explore the impurities which arise from the Leuckart reaction of 1-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-2-propanone), Gary Noonan (section: Materials & Structure, supervisor S. Lawrence, title: Investigation of the effect of substituents on intermolecular hydrogen bonding) and Marian O'Gorman (section: Environmental Chemistry, supervisor: J. Moriarty, title: The chemical composition of particulate matter in Cork city) *sponsored by Lilly (Kinsale, Co. Cork).

13th December 2004: This year's Analytical Xmas-Dinner took place in Curran's. Some photos from the event are here.

9th October 2004: UCC Open Day: The Chemical Sciences and Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds stands,     thanks to all involved!


8th October 2004: Anyone running Windows XP, who has not yet upgraded to Service Pack 2, should do so now, as this update significantly improves overall security. You can use  Windows Update, or run it from here (only within UCC). Please note that F-Secure needs a small patch for Service Pack2, which can be downloaded and run  from here.


27th September 2004: Please read or download the ORGANIC CHEMISTRY STUDENT BOOK LIST (First Teaching Period).


27th September 2004: Welcome to all First Year Chemistry students! This website is an active and an as-up-to-date-as-possible website. Navigate to the First Year webpages by using the left pane. Keep checking the these pages for updates, timetables, lecture notes, general information and more ...

There are two Chemistry-owned computer laboratories, which all Chemistry students have access to. These all run Windows XP and have full internet access. Use chem as the username and leave the password blank. Printing is available at 5c per page. The Intel lab (Intel Chemistry Computer Laboratory) with 30 computers is situated in the Food Science Building, Block A, level 3, Room 355, in which a lot of computer-based teaching is carried out, including First Year Computer aided tutorials, the time table is available online. The second computer laboratory, the Dell lab with 16 computers is situated within the Chemistry Department, Room 110, Kane Building. This lab is normally not used for teaching, i.e. should be available at all times. Please note that the CD accompanying the first year textbook, Chemistry: The Central Science (9th Edition) by Brown, LeMay and Bursten is available online on all computers. The many scientific movies, 3D visualisations and demonstrations make this a very valuable resource for newcomers to Chemistry. Students requiring further information can send an email to or ring (490)3428.


23rd September 2004: 4th Year Chemistry Students please note that P1 project descriptions are now on the web. Project selection will take place at 12:00 on Monday 27th September in laboratory 319, 3rd floor Kane (Science) Building.

11th September 2004: Four Decades of Electrochemistry,