Christophe Copéret: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022
|Name||Prof. Dr. Christophe Copéret|
|Name variants||Christophe Coperet|
|Field||Surface and Interfacial Chemistry|
Lab. für Anorganische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI H 229
|Telephone||+41 44 633 93 94|
|Department||Chemistry and Applied Biosciences|
|529-0131-00L||Inorganic Chemistry IV: (Nano-)Materials; Synthesis, Properties and Surface Chemistry||4 credits||3G||C. Copéret, A. Comas Vives|
|Abstract||Introduction into Solid State Chemistry, to the synthesis and properties of solids and to Nanomaterials.|
|Objective||Introduction into solid compounds and nanomaterials: syntheses, properties and applications.|
|Content||Section 1. Generalities – Prof. C. Copéret|
How do we apprehend a solid? Bulk vs. Surface
Texture, Surface area (N2 adsorption, BET), Crystallinity (X-ray diffraction), Surface functionalities (IR, NMR), Acidity/Basicity (Probe molecules: pyridine, CO, CO2…), Point of Zero Electric Charge
Section 2. Materials – Prof. C. Copéret
2.1 Synthetic methods
2.2 Sol-Gel and Solution Chemistry of Solids
Section 3. Metal oxides – Prof. C. Copéret
3.1 Silica (SiO2)
3.2 Alumina (Al2O3)
3.3 Aluminosilicates (amorphous, layered materials and zeolites)
3.4. Mesostructured and hybrid materials
3.5 Semi-conducting and conducting oxides (e.g TiO2 and related materials, IrO2)
3.6 Other materials: Single and Complex Oxides, (MgO, CaO, MgAlO2, Perovskites), Polyoxometallates
Section 4. Other materials
Metal halides and chalcogenides
Metals and Alloys
Section 5. Bonding in Solids and Surfaces – Dr. Comas-Vives
|Lecture notes||is provided on the internet.|
|Literature||A. West, Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, Wiley 1989; |
U. Müller, Anorganische Strukturchemie, Teubner Taschenbuch 2006;
R. Nesper, H.-J. Muhr, Chimia 52 (1998) 571;
C.N.R. Rao, A. Müller, A.K. Cheetham, Nanomaterials, Wiley-VCH 2007.
|Prerequisites / Notice||AC-II|
|529-0132-AAL||Inorganic Chemistry III: Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis|
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.
All 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 credits||9R||C. Copéret|
|Abstract||Fundamental 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.|
|Objective||Towards an understanding of the fundamental coordination-chemical and mechanistic aspects of transition-metal chemistry relevant to homogeneous catalysis.|
|Content||Fundamental 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.|
|Literature||1) 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.
|529-0142-00L||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|