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Master SERP+ Programme

Organic / Inorganic chemistry towards sustainability


  • 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.


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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Teaching Staff

Ally Aukauloo
Laure Catala
Nicolas Rabasso (course coordinator)


Lecture: 42 h
Practical courses: 8 h

Grading System

Final exam: 60%
Practical course: 20 %
Quizzes: 20 %