529-0131-00L  Inorganic Chemistry IV: (Nano-)Materials; Synthesis, Properties and Surface Chemistry

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersC. Copéret, A. Comas Vives
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


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
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
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 Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered