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Deadline : June 15th, 2020 (midnight, Paris time).  Applications for scholarships are closed. 

Covid-19 updates: during the Covid-19 pandemic, the SERP+ master is taking measures to ensure that learning can continue with new teaching and assessment methods.

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 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.


Introduction to organic chemistry (Bachelor Level, we strongly advice you to visit the Kahn Academy at: to reinforce your knowledge about organic chemistry). Basic atomistic.

Recommended Books

Teaching Staff

Ally Aukauloo
Christophe Bour
Laure Catala
Nicolas Rabasso (course coordinator)


Lecture: 42 h
Practical courses: 8 h

Grading System

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