Victor Mougel: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022
|Name||Prof. Dr. Victor Mougel|
Professur für Anorganische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI H 239
|Telephone||+41 44 633 20 92|
|Department||Chemistry and Applied Biosciences|
|Relationship||Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)|
|529-0129-AAL||Inorganic and Organic Chemistry II|
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|11 credits||16R||V. Mougel|
|Abstract||Introduction to the experimental methods of Inorganic Chemistry|
|Objective||The teaching laboratory offers an insight into different aspects of Inorganic Chemistry, including solid state chemistry, organometallic chemistry, kinetics, etc.. The synthesis, characterization and analysis of inorganic compound are a main topic. Emphasis is given to scientific writing (experiment reports).|
|Content||Inorganic chemistry part: Synthesis and analysis of elemento-organic compounds, metal complexes, and organometallic compounds. Introduction to Schlenk techniques, solid state synthesis, and kinetics. Introduction in the chemistry library: literature data banks and collections of spectra.|
Organic synthesis with organometallic compounds and catalysts: Experiments in the framework of a selected specialised project. Possible projects: Rh catalysed asymmetric hydrogenation of enamides, Mn-catalysed epoxidation of olefins, Cu catalysed Diels-Alder reactions, synthesis of organo-boron compounds and Pd catalysed coupling with halides, Ru catalysed transfer hydrogenation.
|Lecture notes||A manual is distributed in the teaching laboratory.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisites:|
- Practical Course General Chemistry (1. Semester, 529-0011-04)
- Practical Course Inorg. and Org. Chemistry I (2. Sem., 529-0230)
- Attendance of Course Inorg. Chemistry 1 (3. Sem., 529-0121)
If necessary, access priority will be settled according to the results of the first-year examinations.
|529-0142-00L||Advanced Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry: Learning from Nature and Industrial Processes|
Prerequisites: successful participation in 529-0132-00L "Inorganic Chemistry III: Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis".
|6 credits||3G||V. Mougel, C. Copéret|
|Abstract||This class will discuss advanced concepts in organometallic, bio-inorganic and coordination chemistry, in the context of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis as well as enzymatic processes.|
The class will thus cover a broad range of catalytic transformations focusing on the sustainable and efficient use of feedstock molecules, exploring the parallel between industrial and biological systems.
|Objective||Gain knowledge of catalytic transformations, relevant to processes found in industry and in Nature.|
Development of an extended molecular understanding of organometallic, bio-inorganic and coordination chemistry in relation to catalytic transformations.
|Content||Specific focus will be given to key reactions such as alkane functionalization and homologation, olefin metathesis and polymerization, oxidation, processes related to conversion of C1 molecules (CH4 and CO2), CO/H2 to hydrocarbons (Fischer-Tropsch) and N2/H2 to ammonia (Haber-Bosch) as well as the corresponding enzymatic counterparts. |
The fundamental underlying principle of the associated elementary steps and reaction mechanisms involved in these processes, that include C-H activation, O/N-atom transfer reactions, N-N, C-O and C-C bond cleavage and formation will be discussed in details exploiting Molecular Orbital theory and spectroscopy.
|Lecture notes||A script is provided on Ilias. |
It is expected that the students will consult the accompanying literature.
1) R. Crabtree: the Organometallic Chemistry of Transition Metals – Wiley, 5th Edition
2) TA Albright, JB Burdett, MH Whangbo: Orbital Interactions in Chemistry – Wiley Interscience
3) Y. Jean: Molecular Orbitals of Transition Metal complexes – Oxford University Press
4) Bertini, Gray, Stiefel, Valentine: Biological Inorganic Chemistry – University Science Books
|Prerequisites / Notice||it is expected that students will have knowledge of AC-III or similar class/level.|
|529-0199-00L||Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry||0 credits||2K||H. Grützmacher, M. Bezdek, C. Copéret, D. Günther, M. Kovalenko, T. Lippert, V. Mougel, P. Steinegger|