C7780 Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
prof. RNDr. Jiří Pinkas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jiří Pinkas, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Chemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Tue 16:00–17:50 C12/311
Thorough knowledge of principles and facts covered by the courses of General, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry is required.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course covers the basic principles of Materials Chemistry with the emphasis on inorganic materials. The lecture focuses on the relation between structure and properties of materials. Synthetic methods are grouped according to the physical state of reactants: solid, liquid, and gaseous. Fabrication methods of different shapes, such as fibers, thin films, and nanoparticles, are also covered.

Learning outcomes
Students will learn:
the basic principles of structural chemistry and generic structural types of solid state compounds, they will be able to apply them to other structural problems;
mechanical, thermal, optical, electric, and magnetic properties of materials in correlation to their structure and judge new materials properties;
to employ a variety of physico-chemical methods for the characterization of structure, morphology and properties of materials;
to understand principles of classical solid-state and new soft synthetic techniques for variety of materials;
to apply these synthetic methods to the fabrication new compounds and new morphologies;
  • 1. Introduction, Materials Science, Materials Chemistry, Chemical Synthesis of Materials.

    2. Basic Structural Chemistry. Inorganic Structure Types. Metals, Ionic, and Covalent Compounds. Defects.

    3. Physico-chemical Methods of Materials Characterization.

    4. Electronic Structure of Solids, Chemical Bonding, Band Theory.

    5. Electrical, Mechanical, Thermal, Optical, Magnetic Properties of Materials.

    6. Direct Reaction of Solids, Kinetics, Synthesis of Spinel.

    7. Carbothermal Reduction, Self-Sustaining Reactions, Combustion Reactions, Polymer Pyrolysis, Mechanochemical Synthesis, Microwave-Assisted Synthesis.

    8. Dry High-Pressure Methods, Detonation Reactions, Diamond Synthesis, Hard Materials.

    9. Vapor Phase Transport, Aerosol Routes, Flame Hydrolysis.

    10. Precursor Methods, Flux or Molten Salt Method, Ionic Liquids, Sonochemical Synthesis.

    11. Sol-Gel Methods, Hydrothermal Synthesis.

    12. Zeolites, Mesoporous Materials, Layered Materials, Intercalation.

    13. Growth of Single Crystals.

    14. Synthesis of Thin Films, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Self-Assembled Monolayers.

    15. Nanostructured Materials.
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  • MÜLLER, Ulrich. Inorganic Structural Chemistry. 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons., 1993. ISBN 0-471-93717-7. info
  • CALLISTER, William D., Jr. Materials Science and Engineering, An Introduction. 4th ed. John Wiley and Sons, 1997. ISBN 0-471-13459-7. info
  • SMART, Lesley and Elaine MOORE. Solid state chemistry : an introduction. 2nd ed. London: Chapman & Hall, 1995. xiv, 379 s. ISBN 0-412-62220-3. info
  • SEGAL, David. Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Ceramic Materials. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1989. ISBN 0-521-35436-6. info
  • INTERRANTE, L. V. and M. J. HAMPDEN-SMITH. Chemistry of Advanced Materials, An Overview. New York: Wiley-VCH, 1998. ISBN 0-471-18590-6. info
  • BRUCE, D. W. and D. O'HARE. Inorganic Materials. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. ISBN 0-471-96036-5. info
  • YANAGIDA, H., K. KUNIHITO, M. MIYAYAMA and H. YAMADA. The Chemistry of Ceramics. John wiley & Sons, 1996. ISBN 0-471-96733-5. info
  • HOFFMANN, Roald. Solids and Surfaces. New York: VCH Publishers, 1988. ISBN 0-89573-709-4. info
  • KODAS, T. and M. HAMPDEN-SMITH. The Chemistry of Metal CVD. Weinheim: VCH Weinheim, 1994. ISBN 3-527-29071-0. info
  • KRATOCHVÍL, Bohumil. Chemie a fyzika pevných látek 1. Praha: Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická, 1994. 233 s. ISBN 80-7080-196-4. info
  • KRATOCHVÍL, Bohumil. Základy fyziky a chemie pevných látek II. Praha: Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická, 1990. 160 s. ISBN 80-7080-055-0. info
  • MASON, Timothy J and John P LORIMER. Applied Sonochemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2002. 303 pp. ISBN 3-527-30205-0. info
  • WEST, Anthony R. Basic Solid State Chemistry. Second Edition. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1999. ISBN 0-471-987565-5. info
  • MASON, Timothy J. Sonochemistry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. 92 pp. Oxford Chemistry Primers. ISBN 0-19-850371-7. info
  • GIROLAMI, Gregory S., Thomas B. RAUCHFUSS and Robert J. ANGELICI. Synthesis and technique in inorganic chemistry :a laboratory manual. 3rd ed. Sausalito, Calif.: University Science Books, 1998. xiii, 272. ISBN 0-935702-48-2. info
  • HOLZAPFEL, Wilfried B and Neil S ISAACS. High-Pressure Techniques in Chemistry and Physics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. 388 pp. The Practical Approach in Chemistry Series. ISBN 0-19-855811-2. info
  • JENKINS, Ron and Robert L. SNYDER. Introduction to X-ray powder diffractometry. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996. xxiii, 403. ISBN 0471513393. info
  • WELLER, Mark. Inorganic Materials Chemistry. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-19-855799-X. info
  • CHEETHAM, A K and Peter DAY. Solid State Chemistry - Compounds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. 304 pp. ISBN 0-19-855166-5. info
  • CHEETHAM, A K and Peter DAY. Solid State Chemistry - Techniques. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. 398 pp. ISBN 0-19-855286-6. info
Teaching methods
The course taught in English. It consists of 14 lectures of 50 minutes each. Course materials, such as lecture slides, supplementary articles, tables, are available to students in the Information System of Masaryk University. Additional relevant lectures by visiting professors under INNOLEC program are part of the course in particular cases.
Assessment methods
There are 3 graded homeworks during the semester. At the end of the course every student will give a short presentation on a selected topic concerning materials chemistry. Written final exam worth 100 pts, minimum 50 pts to pass. Weights: final test 75%, homeworks 15%, presentation 10%.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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