2016 Advanced Molecular Design of Metal Complexes I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Murahashi Tetsuro 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(S422)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.A463
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2016/5/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the course] This course covers basic concepts on the molecular design of functional metal complexes.
[Aim of the course] Metal complexes are widely used in reaction chemistry, catalysis, and materials science, etc. Their chemistry becomes more important in modern chemistry. In order to use metal complexes, it is necessary to design their molecular structures. In this course, students learn the concepts of bonding in metal complexes in details. Furthermore, students also learn the ligand-design, synthetic strategy, and structure-function relationship.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) presume the characteristic properties of metal complexes in terms of their structures.
2) explain the basic concepts on metal clusters.

Keywords

metal complex, coordination chemistry, coordination bond, ligand-design, metal cluster, metal-metal bond, self-assembly, supramolecular chemistry、coordination polymer

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

This course will proceed in the following order: (1) ligand-design, (2) cluster-design. In the last class, exercise problems and explanation of the answers will be given to assess the students’ level of understanding.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Current view of coordination chemistry Explain the current situation of coordination chemistry.
Class 2 Bonding in ligand-design Explain the concept of ligand-design on the basis of metal-ligand bonding.
Class 3 Multiple bonds for ligand-design Explain roles of metal-ligand multiple bonds in ligand-design.
Class 4 Ligand-design for self-assembly Ligand-design for self-assembly.
Class 5 Metal-metal bonds Understand metal-metal bonds.
Class 6 Structures of metal clusters Explain structures of metal clusters.
Class 7 Molecular-design for metal clusters Explain methods to design the structures of metal clusters.
Class 8 Exercise problems to assess the students’ level of understanding and interpretation of the answers Use the exercise problems to better understand the topics covered, and evaluate one’s own progress.

Textbook(s)

undecided

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their achievements of learning outcomes based on final exam (80%) and level of class participation (20%) (The level of class participation will be calculated by small examination etc. in the lecture).

Related courses

  • CAP.A562 : Advanced Chemistry of Transition Metal Complexes II
  • CAP.A561 : Advanced Chemistry of Transition Metal Complexes I
  • CAP.T431 : Advanced Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis I
  • CAP.T432 : Advanced Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis II
  • CAP.I403 : Advanced Coordination Chemistry
  • CAP.A464 : Advanced Molecular Design of Metal Complexes II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

The condition of the study will not be made.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Tetsuro Murahashi: mura[at]apc.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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