This course focuses on core knowledge about inorganic chemistry and analytically chemistry. This represents a detailed discussion of molecular absorption on solid surface, analytical methods for solid surface and bulk solids, crystal structures and solid state photoreaction of organometallic complexes, coordination compounds, and metal clusters. The aim of this course is to get students to gain core knowledge and basic skills in a comprehensive and systematic way on the basis of their undergraduate inorganic/analytical chemistry courses. The knowledge and skills acquired through this course will help students to study in their specialized fields.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain properties of inorganic compounds
2) Explain molecular structures and properties of organometallic complexes
3) Understand the structural characterization of solids by X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction
4) Understand photochemistry of coordination coupounds
photochemical reaction, chemistry of catalysis, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, crystal chemistry
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course will be given in a omnibus form.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Adsorption of molecules onto solid surface, physical and chemical adsorption, adsorption isotherm, adsorption equilibrium, coverage, Langmuir adsorption||Derive adsorption isotherms by understanding of adsorption on solid surface.|
|Class 2||IR spectra of adsorbed molecules, base molecules adsorbed on acid sites, CO adsorbed on metal surface||Estimate the concentration and strength of acid sites and dispersion of metals through IR spectra of adsorbed molecules.|
|Class 3||Analysis of adsorbed species on solid surfaces by means of temperature-programmed desorption||Explain the basic principle and specific feature of temperature programmed desorption by showing a concrete example|
|Class 4||Analysis of solid surface by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy||Explain analysis of solid surface by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy|
|Class 5||Structural characterization of solids by X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction||Understand the structural characterization of solids by X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction|
|Class 6||Introduction to organometallic complexes||Explain properties of organometallic complexes.|
|Class 7||Molecular structures of organometallic complexes||Explain molecular structures of organometallic complexes.|
|Class 8||Crystal structures of organometallic complexes||Explain crystal structures of organometallic complexes.|
|Class 9||Solid-sate reaction mechanism of metal-organic compound||Understanding of solid-sate reaction mechanism and analysis method|
|Class 10||Solid-state photo-reaction of metal-organic compound||Understanding of solid-state and crystalline state photo-reaction mechanism and controlling using three dimensional structure information|
|Class 11||Coordination compounds-metals and ligands||Explain bonding in coordination compounds|
|Class 12||Coordination compounds-3d metals||Explain properties of 3d metal complexes|
|Class 13||Inorganic compounds consisting of d and f block elements and their functionality – The basic principle of the functionality||Understanding : photophysical and photochemical properties of coordination compounds|
|Class 14||Inorganic compounds consisting of d and f block elements and their functionality – Specific feature of each class of coupounds||Understanding photocatalytic abilities of coordination compounds|
|Class 15||Metal clusters and nanoparticles||Explain the functionality of metal clusters and nanoparticles that have been applied to light-energy conversion process such as photocatalysts and solar cells|
Course materials are provided during class.
Shriver and Atkins, Inorganic Chemistry
Students' knowledge of basic topics of inorganic and analytical chemistry covered in the course will be assessed by reports (40%) and final exam (60%).