C8870 Synthesis and analysis of new materials

Faculty of Science
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/5/0. 5 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Recommended Type of Completion: graded credit. Other types of completion: z (credit).
doc. RNDr. Pavel Brož, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Losos, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Zdeněk Moravec, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Jiří Pinkas, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Jiří Sopoušek, CSc. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Václav Vávra, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Jan Vřešťál, DrSc. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jiří Pinkas, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jiří Pinkas, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Chemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
C7780 Inorganic Materials Chemistry
Knowledge level of the basic courses of general, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The course gives students:
the basic overview of the most important synthetic methods currently used for the synthesis of metallic and nonmetallic inorganic materials, such as high-temperature solid state reactions, solid-gas reactions, coprecipitation method, hydrothermal synthesis, supramolecular templating, and sonochemical method;
basic hands-on experience in characterization techniques that are applied to the prepared samples, such as X-ray powder diffraction, analysis of the specific surface area by the BET method, thermal analysis, solid state NMR spectroscopy, optical and scanning electron microscopy, and testing of mechanical properties of solids.
  • List of experiments for C8870 Synthesis and analysis of materials

    1. Synthesis of the YBCO superconductor.

    2. Synthesis of zeolite X.

    3. Synthesis of mesoporous MCM-41 materials.

    4. Preparation of binary Pb/Sn alloys and construction of the phase diagram.

    5. Synthesis of nanoscopic Fe2O3 by sonochemical method.

    6. Thermochemical treatment of metallic materials.

    7. Analysis of the specific surface area by the BET method.

    8. Thermal analysis.

    9. Scanning electron microscopy.

    10. X-ray powder diffraction.

    11. Optical microscopy, refractive index.

    12. Mechanical properties of solids.

    13. Solid state NMR spectroscopy.
  • Literatura uvedena u jednotlivých úloh
  • 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
  • CHEETHAM, A K and Peter DAY. Solid State Chemistry - Techniques. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. 398 pp. ISBN 0-19-855286-6. info
  • CHEETHAM, A K and Peter DAY. Solid State Chemistry - Compounds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. 304 pp. ISBN 0-19-855166-5. info
  • PINKAS, Jiří, Vendula REICHLOVÁ, Radek ZBOŘIL, Zdeněk MORAVEC, Petr BEZDIČKA and Jiřina MATEJKOVÁ. Sonochemical synthesis of amorphous nanoscopic iron(III) oxide from Fe(acac)3. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, Elsevier, 2008, vol. 15, No 3, p. 257-264. ISSN 1350-4177. info
Teaching methods
The course C8870 is organized as practical experiments carried out at different laboratories during the semester. Students sign up to groups consisting of 3-4 members. According to their interests, they select six experiments out of 13 offered. A balance between synthetic and analytical techniques should be maitained. Students will carry out the tasks in selected laboratories of the Department of Chemistry and Geology. The experiment 12 Mechanical properties of solids will consist of joint trip to the Mechanical testing laboratory of Departent of Mechanical Engeneering BUT which is equipped for these particular experiments.
Assessment methods
Teacher tests individually the students on fundamental knowledge before the start of each experiment. After the experiments, the students elaborate the laboratory protocols which are then graded. There is a written final test at the end of course concerning principles of all experiments.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2016, recent)
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