René Verel: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Dr. René Verel
Lab. für Anorganische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI D 117
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 67 93
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences

529-0144-01LNMR Spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry6 credits3GR. Verel
AbstractTheory and applications of NMR spectroscopy with a focus of its use to problems in Inorganic Chemistry.
The use of the Bloch Equations to describe broadband and selective excitation, measurement techniques and processing strategies of NMR data, applications of NMR to the study of molecular structure, chemical exchange processes, diffusion spectroscopy, and solid-state NMR techniques.
ObjectiveIn depth understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of solution and solid-state NMR and its application to problems in Inorganic Chemistry
ContentSelection of the following themes:
1. Bloch Equations and its use to understand broadband and selective pulses.
2. Measurement techniques and processing strategies of NMR data.
3. Applications of NMR to the study of molecular structure: Experiments and strategies to solve problems in Inorganic Chemistry.
4. Application of NMR to the study of chemical exchange processes.
5. Application of NMR to the study of self-diffusion and the determination of diffusion coefficients.
6. Differences and similarities between fundamental interactions in solution and solid-state NMR
7. Experimental techniques in solid-state NMR (Magic Angle Spinning, Cross Polarization, Decoupling and Recoupling Techniques, MQMAS)
8. The use of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization for the study of surfaces.
Lecture notesA handout is provided during the lectures. It is expected that the students will consult the accompanying literature as specified during the lecture.
LiteratureSpecified during the lecture
Prerequisites / Notice529-0432-00 Physikalische Chemie IV: Magnetische Resonanz
529-0058-00 Analytische Chemie II
(or equivalent)

The individual and in depth (literature) study of a theme related but separate from the themes presented during the lecture requires different compentences compared to the ones which are tested during the oral exam. Therefore the students must give a presentation during the semester about a theme based on their study of the literature. A list of possible themes and corresponding literature will be provided during the lecture.
The student presentation is a mandatory "pass/fail" element of the course and must be passed separately from the oral exam. If the presentation fails it will not be possible to pass the final exam. A renewed presentation is not required in case the oral exam has to be repeated.
529-2002-02LChemistry II5 credits2V + 2UJ. Cvengros, J. E. E. Buschmann, P. Funck, H. Grützmacher, S. Hug, E. C. Meister, R. Verel
AbstractChemistry II: Redox reactions, chemistry of the elements, introduction to organic chemistry
ObjectiveGeneral base for understanding of inorganic and organic chemistry.
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.
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
LiteratureTheodore L. Brown, H. Eugene LeMay, Bruce E. Bursten, CHEMIE. 14. Auflage, Pearson Studium, 2018.

D.W.Oxtoby, H.P.Gillis, N.H.Nachtrieb, PRINCIPLES OF MODERN CHEMISTRY, 8th Edition, Thomson, London, 2016.