Antonio Togni: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

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Name Prof. em. Dr. Antonio Togni
FieldMetallorganische Chemie
Address
Lab. für Anorganische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI G 139
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 22 36
E-mailantonio.togni@inorg.chem.ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipProfessor emeritus

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
529-0011-02LGeneral Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry) I3 credits2V + 1UA. Togni
AbstractIntroduction to the chemistry of ionic equilibria: Acids and bases, redox reactions, formation of coordination complexes and precipitation reactions
ObjectiveUnderstanding and describing ionic equilibria from both a qualitative and a quantitative perspective
ContentChemical equilibrium and equilibrium constants, mono- and polyprotic acids and bases in aqueous solution, calculation of equilibrium concentrations, acidity functions, Lewis acids, acids in non-aqueous solvents, redox reactions and equilibria, Galvanic cells, electrode potentials, Nernst equation, coordination chemistry, stepwise formation of metal complexes, solubility
Lecture notesCopies of the course slides as well as other documents will be provided as pdf files via the moodle platform.
LiteratureC. E. Housecroft & E. C. Constable: Chemistry, An Introduction to Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall / Pearson, 2010, ISBN 978-0-273-71545-0
529-0129-00LInorganic and Organic Chemistry II Restricted registration - show details
Latest online enrolment is one week before the beginning of the semester.
11 credits16PA. Mezzetti, A. Togni
AbstractIntroduction to the experimental methods of Inorganic Chemistry
ObjectiveThe 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).
ContentInorganic 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 notesA manual is distributed in the teaching laboratory.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
- 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.
529-0132-AALInorganic Chemistry III: Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis
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.
4 credits9RA. Togni, A. Mezzetti
AbstractFundamental aspects of the organometallic chemistry of the transition elements. Mechanistic homogeneous catalysis including oxidative additions, reductive eliminations and insertion reactions. Catalytic hydrogenation, carbonylation, C-C bond-forming and related reactions.
ObjectiveTowards an understanding of the fundamental coordination-chemical and mechanistic aspects of transition-metal chemistry relevant to homogeneous catalysis.
ContentFundamental aspects of the organometallic chemistry ot the transition elements. Mechanistic homogeneous catalysis including oxidative additions, reductive eliminations and insertion reactions. Catalytic hydrogenation, carbonylation, C-C bond-forming and related reactions.
Literature1) Robert H. Crabtree, The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, 6th Edition, Wiley, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-118-13807-6.
A relatively concise but excellent introduction to organometallic chemistry. Strong textbook character, available as E-book

2) John F. Hartwig, Organotransition Metal Chemistry. From Bonding to Catalysis, University Science Books, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-891389-53-5.
A more comprehensive standard work on organometallic chemistry. Several chapters written by various authors, partly specialized review-article style.
529-0132-00LInorganic Chemistry III: Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis4 credits3GA. Togni, A. Mezzetti
AbstractFundamental aspects of the organometallic chemistry of the transition elements. Mechanistic homogeneous catalysis including oxidative additions, reductive eliminations and insertion reactions. Catalytic hydrogenation, carbonylation, C-C bond-forming and related reactions.
ObjectiveTowards an understanding of the fundamental coordination-chemical and mechanistic aspects of transition-metal chemistry relevant to homogeneous catalysis.
ContentFundamental aspects of the organometallic chemistry ot the transition elements. Mechanistic homogeneous catalysis including oxidative additions, reductive eliminations and insertion reactions. Catalytic hydrogenation, carbonylation, C-C bond-forming and related reactions.
529-0199-00LInorganic and Organometallic Chemistry0 credits2KC. Copéret, H. Grützmacher, D. Günther, M. Kovalenko, A. Mezzetti, A. Togni
Abstract
Objective
529-0962-00LFundamental Aspects of Chemistry with an Educational Focus B
Mentored Work with an Educational Focus Chemistry B for Teaching Diploma.

Information for UZH students:
Enrolment to this course unit only possible at ETH. No enrolment to module CHE406 at UZH.
Examination Registration only at ETH.

Please mind the ETH enrolment deadlines for UZH students: Link
4 credits2VA. Togni, R. Alberto
AbstractSelected topics in general chemistry:
1) The language of chemistry
2) Chirality and stereochemistry
3) Oxidation of water
4) Chemistry of the atmosphere
ObjectiveIn this course, participants acquire extended and more in-depth knowledge of selected chemistry topics. The selection is based to a large extent on the partial aspects of chemistry that are typically taught at high school. By gaining a broader understanding, teachers are put in a position where they can comprehend the topics that are to be taught in a wider and, to some extent, unconventional context and critically process these in respect of their teachability and learnabiltiy. At the same time, interrelationships between the classical sub-disciplines of chemistry are highlighted, along with the unique features of chemistry as one of the central natural sciences.
ContentContent of the four modules:
1) The language of chemistry: Concepts, formulas, aesthetics, and philosophical aspects
2) Chirality and stereochemistry: Selected aspects, origin of biomolecular chirality, inorganic chemistry
3) Cosmochemistry
4) Chemistry of the atmosphere
Lecture notesFolien und ausgewählte Literatur werden zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteratureAusgewählte Artikel aus der Primärliteratur werden vorgestellt, kommentiert und zur Lektüre empfohlen.
Prerequisites / NoticeFV A (gelesen im Frühjahrsemester) und FV B (gelesen im Herbstsemester) bauen nicht aufeinander. Die Reihenfolge der Belegung ist somit indifferent