Courses

Mandatory Modules

Instrumental Methods in Inorganic Chemistry (IMIC)

Course type

  • Seminar during the semester (4 h/week)
  • Two hands-on courses between semesters (6 SWS)

Content

In this course, the physical background, concepts and application of current analytical methods typically used in inorganic chemistry are explained in the form of seminars. These include single crystal and powder x-ray diffraction, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, EPR spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, vibrational spectroscopy and density functional methods. Firsthand experience with select methods is offered in the form of hands-on courses taking place between March and April. 

Exam and Credits

  • Exam type: Final colloquium
  • 10 ECTS

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ITSC-IC-Seminar

Course Type

  • Semesterbegleitendes Seminar

Content

The seminar “Introduction to the Scientific Community – Inorganic Chemistry” aims to teach necessary soft skills to better integrate students into the scientific community of the chemistry department. 

Exam and Credits

  • Participation in one of the boards
  • Two Short Communications, Peer-Review process
  • (digital) Poster symposium

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Modules in the Summer Semester

Coordination Chemistry - Structure-Function-Relationships

Lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. Corinna Hess, Prof. Dr. Klaus Köhler

Course type

  • Lecture (online, partially asynchronous, 2 h/week)
  • Excercises (online, live, 1 h/week)

Content

  • Coordination chemistry of transition metal complexes, their electronic structure and properties determining their reactivity. 
  • Activation of small molecules such as oxygen, nitrogen or water splitting by use of transition metal complexes. 

Exam and Credits

  • Type: Written exam, 90 mins
  • Re-take at the end of the semester
  • 5 ECTS

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Organometallics: Principles and Applications

Lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. Angela Casini, Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn, Dr. Alexander Pöthig

Course Type

  • Lecture (online, live, 2 h/week)
  • Excercises (online, live, 1 h/week)

Contents

  • Synthesis, reactivity and mechanism of organometallic compounds. 
  • Current challenges in state of the art organometallics research. 
  • Modern applications for organometallic compounds in catalysis, material science and medicinal chemistry/pharmacy. 

Exam and Credits

  • Written Exam, 90 mins (Summer semester 2020: Essay on a given Topic)
  • Re-take not offered until next semester
  • 5 ECTS
  • Bonus grade: Group presentations (as of Summer 2020)

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Main Group Chemistry in Material Science

Lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. Tom Nilges, Prof. Dr. Thomas Fässler

Course type

  • Lecture (online, pre-recorded, 2 h/week)
  • Excercises (online, live, 1 h/week)

Content

  • Goal: Successful application of knowledge of principles in material science and material processes. 
  • Synthesis and applications for select main group elements such as carbon, silicon and phosphorus. 
  • Theory and application of main group semiconductors
  • Visualisation of 2D layered materials
  • Development and applications of 1D materials
  • Chemistry of Zintl phases. 

Exam and Credits

  • Written exam, 90 mins
  • Re-take offered within the same semester
  • 5 ECTS

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Electronic Structure of Inorganic Molecules and Solids

Lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Fässler

Course type

  • Lecture (online, live, 2 h/week)
  • Übung (online, live , 1 h/week)

Content

  • Electronic structure of inorganic molecules and solid-state compounds
  • MO-diagrams and d-orbital splitting using ligand field theory
  • Density of states, band structures and bonding models in inorganic solid state chemistry

Exam and Credits

  • Written exam, 90 mins
  • Re-take offered within the same semester
  • 5 ECTS

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Modules in the Winter Semester

Main Group Molecular Chemistry

Lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue, Dr. Terrance Hadlington

Course type

  • Lecture (online, pre-recorded, 2 h/week)
  • Übung (online, synchron, 1 h/week)

Content

  • Goal: Understanding of main group metals and their use in catalysis and bond activation. 
  • Coordination chemistry of main group metals
  • Frustrated Lewis-pairs (FLPs)
  • Main group radicals, cations and anions
  • Heavy carbene analogues
  • Metal-Metal multiple bonds
  • Inorganic aromatic systems
  • Main group metal clusters

Exam and Credits

  • Written exam, 90 mins
  • Re-take offered within the same semester
  • 5 ECTS

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Hybrid Materials - Structure-Function-Relationships

Lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. Roland A. Fischer, Dr. Gregor Kieslich

Course type

  • Lecture (online, live, 1 h/week)
  • Seminar (online, live, 1 h/week)

Content

The contents of the module are related to current topics of cutting edge research in the areas of Inorganic-/Organic Hybrid-Materials, with special emphasis on Coordination Polymers and Metal-Organic Networks and related materials; Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of the Hybrid-Materials related to, for example, sustainable cooling devices, gas storage and separation media, (chemo-)sensors, electronic and photonic devices, (photo-)electrocatalysts amd novel batterie materials.

Exam and Credits

  • Presentation (15 min) and discussion (15 min)
  • Re-take not offered within the same semester
  • 5 ECTS

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