Hansjörg Grützmacher: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Grützmacher
FieldInorganic Chemistry
Address
Lab. für Anorganische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI H 131
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 28 55
E-mailhgruetzmacher@ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
529-0121-00LInorganic Chemistry I Information 3 credits2V + 1UH. Grützmacher, P. Steinegger
AbstractDiscussion of syntheses, structures, and general reactivity of coordination compounds of the transition metals as well as the lanthanides and actinides. Introduction of methods of characterization, physical-chemical properties of coordination compounds as well as principles of radiochemistry.
ObjectiveThe students will learn and understand the methodological basics of binding theory in complexes of transition metals. They will be able to explain the structure, chemical bonding, spectroscopic properties as well as general strategies for the synthesis of complexes of transition metals. The students will acquire knowledge on the fundamentals of radioactive decay and radiochemistry. Furthermore, they will be familiar with the basics of inorganic chemistry of lanthanides and actinides.
ContentThis course consists of the following parts, which introduce the students to the chemistry of transition metals as well as lanthanides and actinides: 1) General definitions and terms in coordination chemistry; 2) Coordination numbers and structures; 3) Ligand types; 4) The chemical bond in coordination compounds part A: Crystal field theory and ligand field theory; 5) The chemical bond in coordination compounds part B: Qualitative MO theory; 6) Reactivity and reaction mechanisms of coordination compounds; 7) Group theory and character tables; 8) Properties and characterization of coordination compounds; 9) Introduction to radiochemistry; 10) Principles of the chemistry of the lanthanides and actinides.
Lecture notesEine kommentierte Foliensammlung ist im HCI-Shop erhältlich.
Literature- J. E. Huheey, E. Keiter, R. Keiter: Anorganische Chemie, Prinzipien von Struktur und Reaktivität, De Gruyter, 5. Auflage, 2014 (ebook available at ETH Zurich).
- N. Wiberg, Lehrbuch der Anorganischen Chemie, De Gruyter, 102. Auflage, 2008 (ebook available at ETH Zurich).
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Decision-makingfostered
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
529-0143-01LAspects of Modern Inorganic Chemistry: Concepts, Building Blocks, and Polymers6 credits3GH. Grützmacher, J. Grützmacher
AbstractGeneral bonding concepts
AIM and ELF as descriptors of electronic structures
GCMT model, carbenes and carbene analogues, homo and heteronuclear unsaturated bonds
Electron precise cluster, electron deficient cluster, and special cluster
General concepts and definitions of inorganic polymers, polysilanes,
polysiloxanes, polyphosphazenes
ObjectiveThe course starts with an introduction into general concepts allowing to understand why main group element and transition metal compounds from the higher periods show different properties when compared to their lighter congeners. The Atom in Molecule (AIM) Theory and Electron Localization Function (ELF) will be introduced as means to interpret the electron density distribution in molecules. Carbenes and carbene analogues will be discussed as building blocks for compounds with unsaturated bonds which in turn may serve as precursors to inorganic polymers.
Electron counting rules allow to distinguish different type of clusters which can be divided into electron precise cluster, various electron deficient cluster (for example Wade-Mingos-Cluster), and special cluster.
An introduction into general concepts for syntheses and analyses of inorganic polymers will be given. Specifically, polysilanes, polysiloxanes, and polyphosphazenes will be discussed and possible applications of these polymers will be highlighted.
Recent literature will be provided and discussed jointly by the participants of the course (flipped classroom).

The man goal of the lecture is to provide a general understanding of the current literature in the field of modern inorganic chemistry with respect to building blocks used for the synthesis of cluster, polymers, and materials.
Lecture notesA handout of the presented material will be distributed to the participants of the course. Articles from recent literature will be provided and discussed in the course.
LiteratureOrginal literature is indicated in the course material.
Prerequisites / NoticeBasis for the understanding of this lecture are the courses Allgemeine Chemie 1&2, and Anorganische Chemie 1: Übergangsmetallchemie.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
529-0198-00LMain Group Element and Coordination Chemistry0 credits2SH. Grützmacher
Abstract
Objective
529-0199-00LInorganic and Organometallic Chemistry0 credits2KC. Copéret, H. Grützmacher, D. Günther, M. Kovalenko, V. Mougel
Abstract
Objective
529-2002-AALChemistry 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.
5 credits11RH. Grützmacher, J. Cvengros
AbstractChemistry II: Redox reactions, chemistry of the elements, introduction to organic chemistry
ObjectiveErweitern der allgemeinen Grundlagen und Erarbeiten einer Basis, um Prozesse in komplexeren Umweltsystemen (Wasser / Luft / Boden) in ihrem zeitlichen und quantitativen Ablauf verstehen und beurteilen zu können.
Content1. Redoxreactions

2. Inorganic Chemistry
Rules for nomenclature of inorganic compounds. Systematic description of the groups of elements in the periodical system and the most important compounds of these elements. Formation of compounds as a consequence of the electronoc structure of the elements.

3. Introduction to organic chemistry
Description of the most important classes of compounds and of the functional groups. Principal reactivity of these functional groups.
Stereochemistry.
Rection mechanisms: SN1- and SN2-reactions, electrophilic aromatic subtitutions, eliminations (E1 and E2), addition reactions (C=C and C=O double bonds). Chemistry of carbony and carboxyl groups.
Rules for nomenclature of inorganic compounds. Systematic description of the groups of elements in the periodical system and the most important compounds of these elements. Formation of compounds as a consequence of the electronoc structure of the elements.

3. Introduction to organic chemistry
Description of the most important classes of compounds and of the functional groups. Principal reactivity of these functional groups.
Stereochemistry.
Rection mechanisms: SN1- and SN2-reactions, electrophilic aromatic subtitutions, eliminations (E1 and E2), addition reactions (C=C and C=O double bonds). Chemistry of carbony and carboxyl groups.
Lecture notesC.E.Housecroft, E.C.Constable, Chemistry, 4rd Edition, Pearson, Harlow (England), 2010 (ISBN 0-131-27567-4), Chap. 18-33
LiteratureTh.L.Brown, H.E.LeMay, B.E.Bursten; Chemie, 10. Auflage, Pearson Studium, München, 2007 (ISBN 3-8273-7191-0)

C.E.Housecroft, E.C.Constable, Chemistry, 3rd Edition, Pearson, Harlow (England), 2006 (ISBN 0-131-27567-4)

D.W.Oxtoby, H.P.Gillis, N.H.Nachtrieb, Principles of Modern Chemistry, Fifth Edition, Thomson, London, 2002 (ISBN 0-03-035373-4)
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management assessed