Antonio Mezzetti: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. em. Dr. Antonio Mezzetti
FieldAnorganische Chemie
Address
Lab. für Anorganische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI H 235
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 61 21
Fax+41 44 632 13 10
E-mailmezzetti@inorg.chem.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.mezzetti.ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipRetired Adjunct Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
529-0121-00LInorganic Chemistry I Information 3 credits2V + 1UA. Mezzetti
AbstractComplexes of the transition metals: structure, bonding, spectroscopic properties, and synthesis.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the binding theory in complexes of the transition metals. Interpretation of structure, bonding, and spectroscopic properties. General synthetic strategies.
ContentThe chemical bond (overview). Symmetry and group theory. The chemical bond of coordination compunds (Valence Bond Theory, Crystal Field Theory, Molecular Orbital Theory (sigma- and pi-bonding). pi-Accepting ligands (CO, NO, olefins, dioxygen, dihydrogen, phosphines and phosphites). Electronic spectra of coordination compounds (Tanabe-Sugano diagrams). Coordination numbers and isomers in complexes. Dynamic phenomena (stereochemical nonrigidity). Complexes and kinetics.
Lecture notesCan be bought at the HCI-shop
Literature- J. E. Huheey: Anorganische Chemie, Prinzipien von Struktur und Reaktivität, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 3. Auflage, 2003.
529-0129-AALInorganic 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 credits16RA. Mezzetti, V. Mougel
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.
529-0129-00LInorganic and Organic Chemistry II Information Restricted registration - show details
Latest online enrolment is one week before the beginning of the semester.
11 credits16PA. Mezzetti, V. Mougel
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.

This course does not offer a lecture of its own but it is linked to the course 529-0132-00L.
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, V. Mougel, A. Togni
Abstract
Objective
529-1121-00LInorganic Chemistry (for Biology) Information 3 credits2V + 1UA. Mezzetti
AbstractOrbitals and chemical bonding in main-group elements and transition metals.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the orbital concept and to the binding theory in complexes of the transition metals.
ContentThe origin of quantum theory. The hydrogen atom. Polyelectronic atoms and the periodic table. Orbitals and small molecules. Symmetry and group theory. Chemical bonding in transition metal complexes (Valence Bond Theory, Crystal Field Theory, Molecular Orbital Theory (sigma- and pi-bonding). pi-Accepting ligands.
Lecture notesCan be bought at the HCI-shop.
Literature- J. E. Huheey: Anorganische Chemie, Prinzipien von Struktur und Reaktivität, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 3. Auflage, 2003.