|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||CHIM/03|
The course aims to provide the student with knowledge on some specific and advanced aspects of inorganic chemistry, concerning coordination chemistry, metallorganic chemistry, clusters chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry.
The knowledge acquired in the lectures is applied to the laboratory activity, during which the student will become familiar with the synthesis and characterization of selected compounds belonging to the aforementioned classes.
At the end of the teaching and individual study, the student will have acquired theoretical knowledge on the structure, bonding and reactivity of inorganic compounds and will improve the practical handling skills (in compliance with current safety standards) of some of these compounds by means of their preparation and characterization with instrumental techniques.
The course includes both lectures and practical activity, carried out in the laboratory and followed by the preparation of written individual reports. Attendance is mandatory both in the laboratory sessions and in the corresponding lessons
Symmetry and group theory (symmetry elements and operations, point groups and molecular symmetry). Applications of group theory: vibrational analysis, molecular orbitals of simple and complex molecules. Advanced coordination chemistry: bonding, electronic spectra and reactions. Metallorganic chemistry: carbonyl complexes and with CO-related ligands, metal-olefin complexes, allyl derivatives, metallocenes, alkyl, carbene and carbine complexes. Stoichiometric reactions of organometallic complexes and catalysis. Clusters. Boranes, heteroboranes, metalloboranes. Carbonyl clusters. High valence clusters. Multiple metal-metal bonds. Some aspects of bioinorganic chemistry: biochemistry of iron, biochemistry of other metals such as Zn, Cu, Co.
Preparation of cis and trans [Mo(CO)4(PPh3)2] coordination compounds;
Preparation of Fe (η5-C5H5)2. Purification and characterization. Ferrocene acetylation
Preparation and thermochromic luminescence of copper (I) -pyridine-iodide clusters
Preparation and characterization of the carbonyl cluster Fe3(CO)12
Preparation of a model compound of vitamin B12 and its methylation
Office hours: On appointment.
SERENA DE NEGRI (President)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam is oral, it is always conducted by two teachers and lasts approximately 45 minutes
With the examination methods indicated above, the commission is able to verify with high accuracy the achievement of the teaching objectives. During the interview, which will focus on both the theoretical aspects of the teaching and the practical part of the laboratory, the knowledge acquired by the student will be evaluated, as well as his / her ability to show and link different topics. The reports on laboratory activities are also taken into account in the final evaluation. When the objectives are not achieved, the student is invited to deepen the study and to make use of further explanations by the teachers.