C9888 Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry

Faculty of Science
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
prof. RNDr. Jiří Pinkas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zdeněk Moravec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Aleš Stýskalík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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
C4010 Inorganic Chemistry III
Thorough knowledge of Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Materials Chemistry, and Organometallic Chemistry is expected in order to be able to follow advanced topics covered in this course.
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 Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry is specifically prepared for doctoral students in Inorganic Chemistry. It will aim to provide current knowledge and state-of-the-art in different fields of inorganic chemistry. The course will cover advanced topics of current research and it will broaden student knowledge gained in courses of Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Materials Chemistry, and Organometallic Chemistry.
Learning outcomes
After attending this course, students will be able to:
- understand current major trends in research in following areas:
Main Group Compounds
Transition Metal Complexes
Inorganic Materials Chemistry
Spectroscopic Methods employed in Inorganic Chemistry
- recognize important work of research and discoveries in current literature
- apply gained knowledge in his/her dissertation work
- prepare a short research proposal
  • 1. Main Group Compounds. New compounds with unusual oxidation states, bonding situations and coordination environments. High-energy compounds. Compounds of rare gasses. Chemistry of superacids and superbases.
  • 2. Transition Metal Complexes. Complexes with pincer ligands, polynuclear complexes, chiral complexes. Coordination polymers. Molecules with multiple metal-metal bonds.
  • 3. Inorganic Materials. Materials for energy generation and storage. Materials for as adsorption and sieving, zeolites, micro, meso, macro porous materials, hierarchical materials, MOFs.
  • 4. Advanced Spectroscopic Methods. NMR and EPR spectroscopy of transition metal complexes. Vibrational spectroscopy.
  • 5. Magnetic Materials. Magnetochemistry. Spin crossovers. Spin frustration. Molecular magnets. Spintronics.
  • 6. Transition Metals in Catalysis. Oxidation, hydrogenation, carbonylation, polymerization, isomerization. Metallocene catalysis. Solid acid catalysts.
  • 7. Complexes of Unusual Ligands. Macrocyclic ligands, cavitands, rotaxenes, helicates.
  • 8. Medicinal and Diagnostic Applications of Metal Complexes. New Pt a Ru compounds in cancer therapy. Contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging.
    recommended literature
  • Inorganic Chemistry - ACS journal
  • Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2009. ISSN 1433-7851. info
  • COTTON, F. Albert. Advanced inorganic chemistry. 6th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999. xv, 1355. ISBN 0471199575. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading assignments, presentations, research proposal
Assessment methods
Grading of student presentations, research proposals, final oral examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2019, recent)
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