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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/1998   
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Classification Structure - Division 250000 - Chemical Sciences


DisciplineSubject
      Description

250100
      Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
250101
      Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics
250102
      Chemistry of Catalysis
250103
      Colloid and Surface Chemistry
250104
      Chemical Spectroscopy
250105
      Structural Chemistry
250106
      Mechanisms of Reactions
250107
      Electrochemistry
250199
      Physical Chemistry not elsewhere classified
250200
      Inorganic Chemistry
250201
      Transition Metal Chemistry
250202
      Main Group Metal Chemistry
250203
      Solid State Chemistry
250204
      Bioinorganic Chemistry
250205
      Non-Metal Chemistry
250206
      .f-Block Chemistry
250299
      Inorganic Chemistry not elsewhere classified
250300
      Organic Chemistry
250301
      Organic Chemical Synthesis
250302
      Biological and Medical Chemistry
250303
      .Physical Organic Chemistry
250399
      Organic Chemistry not elsewhere classified
250400
      Analytical Chemistry
250401
      Separation Science
250402
      Analytical Spectrometry
250403
      Electroanalytical Chemistry
250404
      Flow Analysis
250405
      Sensor (Chemical and Bio-) Technology
250406
      Immunological and Bioassay Methods
250407
      Other Instrumental Methods
250408
      Chemometrics
250409
      Quality Assurance, Traceability and Metrological Chemistry
250499
      Analytical Chemistry not elsewhere classified
250500
      Macromolecular Chemistry
250501
      Synthesis of Macromolecules
250502
      Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules
250503
      Characterisation of Macromolecules
250504
      Polymerisation Mechanisms
250599
      Macromolecular Chemistry not elsewhere classified
250600
      Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
250601
      Quantum Chemistry
250602
      Statistical Mechanics
250603
      Reaction Kinetics and Dynamics
250604
      Radiation and Matter
250605
      Theory of Materials
250606
      Macromolecular Design
250699
      Theoretical and Computational Chemistry not elsewhere classified
259900
      Other Chemical Sciences
259901
      Organometallic Chemistry
259902
      Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
259903
      Industrial Chemistry
259904
      Supramolecular Chemistry
259999
      Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified

Definitions

Division 250000 - Chemical Sciences, covers the chemical sciences. It includes immunological and bioassay methods. It also includes atmospheric chemistry. This division has seven disciplines:

    250100 - Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
    250200 - Inorganic Chemistry
    250300 - Organic Chemistry
    250400 - Analytical Chemistry
    250500 - Macromolecular Chemistry
    250600 - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
    259900 - Other Chemical Sciences

    Exclusions:


      (a) Geochemistry is included in Discipline 260300 Geochemistry;

      (b) biochemistry is included in Discipline 270100 Biochemistry and Cell Biology;

      (c) chemical engineering is included in Discipline 290600 Chemical Engineering;

      (d) soil chemistry is included in Discipline 300100 Soil and Water Sciences; and

      (e) medical biochemistry and clinical chemistry is included in Discipline 320300 Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry.

Discipline 250100 - Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)

This discipline covers physical chemistry. This discipline has eight subjects:

    250101 - Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics
    250102 - Chemistry of Catalysis
    250103 - Colloid and Surface Chemistry
    250104 - Chemical Spectroscopy
    250105 - Structural Chemistry
    250106 - Mechanisms of Reactions
    250107 - Electrochemistry
    250199 - Physical Chemistry not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Mechanical and industrial engineering are included in Discipline 290500 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering;

      (b) chemical engineering is included in Discipline 290600 Chemical Engineering; and

      (c) material sciences are included in Disciplines 291300 Metallurgy, 291400 Materials Engineering and 291500 Biomedical engineering.

Discipline 250200 - Inorganic Chemistry

This discipline covers inorganic chemistry. This discipline has seven subjects:

    250201 - Transition Metal Chemistry
    250202 - Main Group Metal Chemistry
    250203 - Solid State Chemistry
    250204 - Bioinorganic Chemistry
    250205 - Non-Metal chemistry
    250206 - f-Block Chemistry
    250299 - Inorganic Chemistry not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Organometallic chemistry, environmental chemistry and industrial chemistry are included in Discipline 259900 Other Chemical Sciences.

Discipline 250300 - Organic Chemistry

This discipline covers organic chemistry, including biological and medical chemistry. This discipline has four subjects:

    250301 - Organic Chemical Synthesis
    250302 - Biological and Medical Chemistry
    250303 - Physical Organic Chemistry
    250399 - Organic Chemistry not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Immunological and bioassay methods are included in Discipline 250400 Analytical Chemistry;

      (b) organometallic chemistry, environmental chemistry and industrial chemistry are included in Discipline 259900 Other Chemical Sciences;

      (c) biochemistry is included in Discipline 270100 Biochemistry and Cell Biology;

      (d) medical biochemistry and clinical chemistry are included in Discipline 320300 Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry; and

      (e) pharmacology for human use is included in Discipline 320500 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Discipline 250400 - Analytical Chemistry

This discipline covers analytical chemistry. This discipline has ten subjects:

    250401 - Separation Science
    250402 - Analytical Spectrometry
    250403 - Electroanalytical Chemistry
    250404 - Flow Analysis
    250405 - Sensor (Chemical and Bio-) Technology
    250406 - Immunological and Bioassay Methods
    250407 - Other Instrumental Methods
    250408 - Chemometrics
    250409 - Quality Assurance, Traceability and Metrological Chemistry
    250499 - Analytical Chemistry not elsewhere classified

Discipline 250500 - Macromolecular Chemistry

This discipline covers macromolecular chemistry. This discipline has five subjects:

    250501 - Synthesis of Macromolecules
    250502 - Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules
    250503 - Characterisation of Macromolecules
    250504 - Polymerisation of Mechanisms
    250599 - Macromolecular Chemistry not elsewhere classified

Discipline 250600 - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

This discipline covers theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry. This discipline has seven subjects:

    250601 - Quantum Chemistry
    250602 - Statistical Mechanics
    250603 - Reaction Kinetics and Dynamics
    250604 - Radiation and Matter
    250605 - Theory of Materials
    250606 - Macromolecular Design
    250699 - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry not elsewhere classified

Discipline 259900 - Other Chemical Sciences

This discipline covers organometallic chemistry, environmental chemistry (incl. atmospheric chemistry), industrial chemistry and any residual chemical sciences not elsewhere classified. This discipline has five subjects:

    259901 - Organometallic Chemistry
    259902 - Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
    259903 - Industrial Chemistry
    259904 - Supramolecular Chemistry
    259999 - Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Soil chemistry is included in Discipline 300100 Soil and Water Sciences.





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