- 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 organophosphorus compounds.
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.
- Keynotes in Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Andrew F. Parsons, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-119-99914-0 (http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119999146.html)
- 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