- Part I: inorganic chemistry: Definition of metal complexes, d orbitals description, crystal field theory, Molecular orbitals theory, Angular Overlap Model. Important parameters affecting the d block. Basics on reactivity.
- Part II: organic chemistry: Structure and reactivity of aromatic compounds, Reactivities of carbonyls, carboxyls, amines and phosphorus compounds.
Synthesis of a ligand and complex for catalysis
Transition metal complexes are at the heart of all biological processes that support life and are crucial in the development of new technologies for a sustainable world. Research in this field spans from synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, electronic description, surface science, electrochemical and photochemical processes. This course aims at providing the students with a solid basis in coordination chemistry and related areas with the defining goals to address energetic and environmental challenges facing our societies.
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- Organic Chemistry Demystified, Daniel R. Bloch, 2006 (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/749253.Organic_Chemistry_Demystified
- An Introduction to inorganic chemistry / Keith F. Purcell, John C. Kotz, Philadelphia : Saunders College