Aleix Comas Vives: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

Name Dr. Aleix Comas Vives
Name variantsAleix Comas-Vives
Lab. für Anorganische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI H 127
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences

529-0131-00LInorganic Chemistry IV: (Nano-)Materials; Synthesis, Properties and Surface Chemistry4 credits3GC. Copéret, A. Comas Vives
AbstractIntroduction into Solid State Chemistry, to the synthesis and properties of solids and to Nanomaterials.
ObjectiveIntroduction into solid compounds and nanomaterials: syntheses, properties and applications.
ContentSection 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
Carbon-based materials
Metals and Alloys

Section 5. Bonding in Solids and Surfaces – Dr. Comas-Vives
Lecture notesis provided on the internet.
LiteratureA. 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 / NoticeAC-II
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered