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Chemistry Bachelor Information
Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2018)
2. Semester
Compulsory Subjects First Year Examinations
529-0012-02LGeneral Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry) IIO4 credits3V + 1UH. Grützmacher, W. Uhlig
Abstract1) General definitions 2) The VSEPR model 3) Qualitative molecular orbital diagrams 4) Closest packing, metal structures 5) The Structures of metalloids
6) Structures of the non-metals 7) Synthesis of the elements 8) Reactivity of the elements 9) Ionic Compounds 10) Ions in Solution 11) Element hydrogen compounds 12) Element halogen compounds 13) Element oxygen compounds 14) Redox chemistry
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the fundamental principles of the structures, properties, and reactivities of the main group elements (groups 1,2 and 13 to 18).
ContentThe course is divided in 14 sections in which the fundamental phenomena of the chemistry of the main group elements are discussed: Part 1: Introduction in the periodical properties of the elements and general definitions –Part 2: The VSEPR model –Part 3: Qualitative molecular orbital diagrams for simple inorganic molecules – Part 4: Closest packing and structures of metals Part 5: The Structures of semimetals (metalloids) of the main group elements –Part 6: Structures of the non-metals– Part 7: Synthesis of the elements. –Part 8: Reactivity of the elements Part 9: Ionic Compounds Part 10: Ions in Solution Part 11: Element hydrogen compounds Part 12: Element halogen compounds Part 13: Element oxygen compounds Part 14: Redox chemistry.
Lecture notesThe transparencies used in the course are accessible via the internet on Link
LiteratureJ. Huheey, E. Keiter, R. Keiter, Inorganic Chemistry, Principles and Reactivity, 4th edition, deGruyter, 2003.

C.E.Housecroft, E.C.Constable, Chemistry, 4th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010.
Prerequisites / NoticeBasis for the understanding of this lecture is the course Allgemeine Chemie 1.
529-0012-03LGeneral Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) IIO4 credits3V + 1UP. Chen
AbstractClassification of organic reactions, reactive intermediates: radicals, carbocations, carbanions, electrophilic aromatic substitution, electrophilic addition to double bonds, HSAB concept, nucleophilic substitution at sp3 hybridized carbon centres (SN1/SN2 reactions), nucleophilic aromatic substitutions, eliminations, oxidations, reductions.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of fundamental reactivity principles and the relationship between structure and reactivity. Knowledge of the most important raection types and of selected classes of compounds.
ContentClassification of organic reactions, reactive intermediates: radicals, carbocations, carbanions, electrophilic aromatic substitution, electrophilic addition to double bonds, HSAB concept, nucleophilic substitution at sp3 hybridized carbon centres (SN1/SN2 reactions), nucleophilic aromatic substitutions, eliminations, oxidations, reductions.
Lecture notespdf file available at the beginning of the course
Literature[1] P. Sykes, "Reaktionsmechanismen der Organischen Chemie", VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, Weinheim 1988.
[2] Carey/Sundberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part A and B, 3rd ed., Plenum Press, New York, 1990/1991. Deutsch: Organische Chemie.
[3] Vollhardt/Schore, Organic Chemistry, 2th ed., Freeman, New York, 1994 Deutsche Fassung: Organische Chemie 1995, Verlag Chemie, Wein¬heim, 1324 S. Dazu: N. Schore, Arbeitsbuch zu Vollhardt, Organische Chemie, 2. Aufl. Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 1995, ca 400 S.
[4] J. March, Advanced Organic Chemistry; Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure, 5th ed., Wiley, New York, 1992.
[5] Streitwieser/Heathcock, Organische Chemie, 2. Auflage, Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 1994.
[6] Streitwieser/Heathcock/Kosower, Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 4th ed., MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1992.
[7] P. Y. Bruice, Organische Chemie, 5. Auflage, Pearson Verlag, 2007.
529-0012-01LPhysical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics Information O4 credits3V + 1UF. Merkt
AbstractFoundations of chemical thermodynamics. The first, second and third law of thermodynamics: Thermodynamic temperature scale, internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, the chemical potential. Solutions and mixtures, phase diagrams. Reaction thermodynamics: reaction parameters and equilibrium conditions, equilibrium constants. Thermodynamics of processes at surfaces and interfaces.
ObjectiveIntroduction to chemical thermodynamics
ContentThe first, second and third law of thermodynamics: empirical temperature and thermodynamic temperature scale, internal energy, entropy, thermal equilibrium. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, real gases, real solutions and mixtures, activity, tables of standard thermodynamic quantities. Reaction thermodynamics: the chemical potential, reaction parameters and equilibrium conditions, equilibrium constants and their pressure and temperature dependence. Phase equilibria. Thermodynamics at surfaces and interfaces: Adsorption equilibria. Capillary forces. Adsorption isothermes.
Lecture notesSee homepage of the lecture.
LiteratureSee homepage of the lecture.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: Allgemeine Chemie I, Grundlagen der Mathematik
402-0044-00LPhysik IIO4 credits3V + 1UJ. Home
AbstractIntroduction to the concepts and tools in physics with the help of demonstration experiments: electromagnetism, optics, introduction to modern physics.
ObjectiveThe concepts and tools in physics, as well as the methods of an experimental science are taught. The student should learn to identify, communicate and solve physical problems in his/her own field of science.
ContentElectromagnetism (electric current, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, magnetic materials, Maxwell's equations)
Optics (light, geometrical optics, interference and diffraction)
Short introduction to quantum physics
Lecture notesThe lecture follows the book "Physik" by Paul A. Tipler.
LiteraturePaul A. Tipler and Gene Mosca
Springer Spektrum Verlag
401-0272-00LMathematical Foundations I: Analysis BO3 credits2V + 1UL. Kobel-Keller
AbstractBasics about multidimensional analysis.
Ordinary differential equations as mathematical models to describe processes (continuation from Analysis A).
Numerical, analytical and geometrical aspects of differential equations.
ObjectiveIntroduction to calculus in several dimensions.
Building simple models and analysing them mathematically.
Knowledge of the basic concepts.
ContentBasics about multidimensional analysis.
Differential equations as mathematical models to describe processes. Numerical, analytical and geometrical aspects of differential equations.
Literature- G. B. Thomas, M. D. Weir, J. Hass: Analysis 2, Lehr- und Übungsbuch, Pearson-Verlag
- D. W. Jordan, P. Smith: Mathematische Methoden für die Praxis, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
- M. Akveld/R. Sperb: Analysis I, Analysis II (vdf)
- L. Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler Bde 1,2,3. (Vieweg)
Further reading suggestions will be indicated during the lecture.
401-0622-00LMathematical Foundations II: Linear Algebra and Statistics Information O3 credits2V + 1UM. Dettling
AbstractSystems of linear equations; matrix algebra, determinants; vector spaces, norms and scalar products; linear maps, basis transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Random variables and probability, discrete and continuous distribution models; expectation, variance, central limit theorem, parameter estimation; statistical hypothesis tests; confidence intervals; regression analysis.
ObjectiveA sound knowledge of mathematics is an essential prerequisite for a quantitative and computer-based approach to natural sciences. In an intensive two-semester course the most important basic concepts of mathematics, namely univariate and multivariate calculus, linear algebra and statistics are taught.
ContentSystems of linear equations; matrix algebra, determinants; vector spaces, norms and scalar products; linear maps, basis transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. - Least squares fitting and regression models; random variables, statistical properties of least-squares estimators; tests, confidence and prediction intervals in regression models; residual analysis.
Lecture notesFor the part on Linear Algebra, there is a short script (in German) which summarizes the main concepts and results without examples. For a self-contained presentation, the book by Nipp and Stoffer should be used. For the part on Statistics there is a detailed script (in German) available which should be self-contained. The book by Stahel can be used for additional information.
LiteratureLinear Algebra: K. Nipp/D. Stoffer: "Lineare Algebra", vdf, 5th edition, 2002.
Statistics: W. Stahel, "Statistische Datenanalyse", Vieweg, 5rd edition, 2008.
Laboratory Courses
529-0230-00LInorganic and Organic Chemistry I Restricted registration - show details
Enrolment only possible up to the beginning of the semester.
O8 credits12PJ. W. Bode, M. Jackl, V. R. Pattabiraman
AbstractLaboratory Course in Inorganic and Organic Chemistry I
ObjectiveIntroduction into basic techniques used in the organic laboratory. Understanding organic reactions through experiments.
ContentPart I: Basic operations such as the isolation, purification and characterization of organic compounds: distillation, extraction, chromatography, crystallization, IR (UV/1H-NMR)-spectroscopy for the identification of the constituion of organic compounds.

Part II: Organic reactions: preparative chemistry. From simple, one-step to multistep syntheses. Both classic and modern reactions will be performed.

Part III: Preparation of a chiral, enantiomerically pure ligand for asymmetric catalysis (together with AOCP II)
Literature- R. K. Müller, R. Keese: "Grundoperationen der präparativen organischen Chemie"; J. Leonard, B. Lygo, G. Procter: "Praxis der Organischen Chemie" (Übersetzung herausgegeben von G. Dyker), VCH, Weinheim, 1996, ISBN 3-527-29411-2.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
- Praktikum Allgemeine Chemie (1. Semester, 529-0011-04/05)
- Vorlesung Organische Chemie I (1. Semester, 529-0011-03)
Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2005)
4. Semester
Compulsory Subjects Examination Block I
529-0122-00LInorganic Chemistry IIO3 credits3GM. Kovalenko
AbstractThe lecture is based on Inorganic Chemistry I and addresses an enhanced understanding of the symmetry aspects of chemical bonding of molecules and translation polymers, i.e. crystal structures.
ObjectiveThe lecture follows Inorganic Chemistry I and addresses an enhanced understanding of the symmetry aspects of chemical bonding of molecules and translation polymers.
ContentSymmetry aspects of chemical bonding, point groups and representations for the deduction of molecular orbitals, energy assessment for molecules and solids, Sanderson formalism, derivation and understanding of band structures, densities of states, overlap populations, crystal symmetry, basic crystal structures and corresponding properties, visual representations of crystal structures.
Lecture notessee Moodle
Literature1. I. Hargittai, M. Hargittai, "Symmetry through the Eyes of a Chemist", Plenum Press, 1995;
2. R. Hoffmann, "Solids and Surfaces", VCH 1988;
3. U. Müller, "Anorganische Strukturchemie", 6. Auflage, Vieweg + Teubner 2008
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: Inorganic Chemistry I
529-0222-00LOrganic Chemistry IIO3 credits2V + 1UJ. W. Bode, B. Morandi
AbstractThis course builds on the material learned in Organic Chemistry I or Organic Chemistry II for Biology/Pharmacy Students. Topics include advanced concepts and mechanisms of organic reactions and introductions to pericyclic and organometallic reactions. These topics are combined to the planning and execution of multiple step syntheses of complex molecules.
ObjectiveGoals of this course include the a deeper understanding of basic organic reactions and mechanism as well as advanced and catalytic transformations (for example, Mitsunobu reactions, Corey-Chaykovsky epoxidation, Stetter reactions, etc). Reactive intermediates including carbenes and nitrenes are covered, along with methods for their generation and use in complex molecule synthesis. Frontier molecular orbital theory (FMO) is introduced and used to rationalize pericyclic reactions including Diels Alder reactions, cycloadditions, and rearrangements (Cope, Claisen). The basic concepts and key reactions of catalytic organometallic chemistry, which are key methods in modern organic synthesis, and introduced, with an emphasis on their catalytic cycles and elementrary steps. All of these topics are combined in an overview of strategies for complex molecule synthesis, with specific examples from natural product derived molecules used as medicines.
ContentOxidation and reduction of organic compounds, redox netural reactions and rearrangments, advanced transformations of functional groups and reaction mechanismes, kinetic and thermodynamic control of organic reactions, carbenes and nitrenes, frontier molecular orbital theory (FMO), cycloadditions and pericyclic reactions, introduction to organometallic chemistry and catalytic cross couplings, introduction to peptide synthesis and protecting groups, retrosynthetic analysis of complex organic molecules, planning and execution of multi-step reaction.
Lecture notesThe lecture notes and additional documents including problem sets are available as PDF files online, without charge. Link: Link
LiteratureClayden, Greeves, and Warren. Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, 2012.
529-0431-00LPhysical Chemistry III: Molecular Quantum Mechanics Restricted registration - show details O4 credits4GB. H. Meier, M. Ernst
AbstractPostulates of quantum mechanics, operator algebra, Schrödinger's equation, state functions and expectation values, matrix representation of operators, particle in a box, tunneling, harmonic oscillator, molecular vibrations, angular momentum and spin, generalised Pauli principle, perturbation theory, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, Born-Oppenheimer approximation.
ObjectiveThis is an introductory course in quantum mechanics. The course starts with an overview of the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and introduces the mathematical formalism. The postulates and theorems of quantum mechanics are discussed in the context of experimental and numerical determination of physical quantities. The course develops the tools necessary for the understanding and calculation of elementary quantum phenomena in atoms and molecules.
ContentPostulates and theorems of quantum mechanics: operator algebra, Schrödinger's equation, state functions and expectation values. Linear motions: free particles, particle in a box, quantum mechanical tunneling, the harmonic oscillator and molecular vibrations. Angular momentum: electronic spin and orbital motion, molecular rotations. Electronic structure of atoms and molecules: the Pauli principle, angular momentum coupling, the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Variational principle and perturbation theory. Discussion of bigger systems (solids, nano-structures).
Lecture notesA script written in German will be distributed. The script is, however, no replacement for personal notes during the lecture and does not cover all aspects discussed.
529-0058-00LAnalytical Chemistry IIO3 credits3GD. Günther, T. Bucheli, M.‑O. Ebert, P. Lienemann, G. Schwarz
AbstractEnhanced knowledge about the elemental analysis and spectrocopical techniques with close relation to practical applications. This course is based on the knowledge from analytical chemistry I. Separation methods are included.
ObjectiveUse and applications of the elemental analysis and spectroscopical knowledge to solve relevant analytical problems.
ContentCombined application of spectroscopic methods for structure determination, and practical application of element analysis. More complex NMR methods: recording techniques, application of exchange phenomena, double resonance, spin-lattice relaxation, nuclear Overhauser effect, applications of experimental 2d and multipulse NMR spectroscopy, shift reagents. Application of chromatographic and electrophoretic separation methods: basics, working technique, quality assessment of a separation method, van-Deemter equation, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography (HPLC, ion chromatography, gel permeation, packing materials, gradient elution, retention index), electrophoresis, electroosmotic flow, zone electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, isoelectrical focussing, electrochromatography, 2d gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, field flow fractionation, enhanced knowledge in atomic absorption spectroscopy, atomic emission spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, ICP-OES, ICP-MS.
Lecture notesScript will be available
LiteratureLiterature will be within the script.
Prerequisites / NoticeExercises for spectra interpretation are part of the lecture. In addition the lecture 529-0289-00 "Instrumentalanalyse organischer Verbindungen" (4th semester) is recommended.
Prerequisite: 529-0051-00 "Analytische Chemie I" (3rd semester)
529-0625-00LChemical EngineeringO3 credits3GW. J. Stark
AbstractChemical Engineering provides an introduction to production and process design. Beyond different types and operation of chemical or bio-reactors, issues of scaling, new synthesis methods and problems of industrial production are addressed. An introduction in heterogeneous catalysis and transport of impulse, mass and energy connect the new concepts to the basic education in chemistry and biology.
ObjectiveIntended for chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists and biologists, the course Chemical and Bioengineering 4th semester addresses the basics of production and process design. Starting with different reactors, process steps and unit operations in production, the industrial scale usage of chemicals and reagents are discussed and further illustrated by examples. Material and energy balances and the concept of selectivity are used to broaden the students view on the complexity of production and show how modern engineering can contribute to an environmentally sustainable production. In the second part of the lecture, reactors, single cells or living matter are discussed in terms of transport properties. Beyond metabolism or chemical processes, transport of impulse, mass and energy heavily influence chemical and biological processes. They are introduced simultaneously and provide a basis for the understanding of flow, diffusion and heat transport. Dimensionless numbers are used to implement transport properties in unit operations and process design. An introduction to heterogeneous catalysis connects the acquired concepts to chemistry and biology and shows how powerful new processes arise from combining molecular understanding and transport.
ContentElements of chemical transformations: preparation of reactants, reaction process, product work-up and recycling, product purification; continuous, semibatch and batch processes; material balances: chemical reactors and separation processes, multiple systems and multistage systems; energy balances: chemical reactors and separation processes, enthalpy changes, coupled material and energy balances; multiple reactions: optimisation of reactor performance, yield and selectivity; mass transport and chemical reaction: mixing effects in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, diffusion and reaction in porous materials; heat exchange and chemical reaction: adiabatic reactors, optimum operating conditions for exothermic and endothermic equilibrium reactions, thermal runaway, reactor size and scale up.
Lecture notesSupporting material to the course is available on the homepage Link
LiteratureLiterature and text books are announced at the beginning of the course.
402-0084-00LPhysics IIO4 credits3V + 1UG. Dissertori
AbstractThis course is an introduction to classical physics, with special focus on applications in medicine.
ObjectiveObtain an understanding of basic concepts in classical physics and their application (using mathematical pre-knowledge) to the solution of simple problems, including certain applications in medicine.

Obtain an understanding of relevant quantities and of orders of magnitude.
Lecture notesWill be distributed at the start of the semester.
Literature"Physik für Mediziner, Biologen, Pharmazeuten", von Alfred Trautwein, Uwe Kreibig, Jürgen Hüttermann; De Gruyter Verlag.
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzung Mathematik I+II (Studiengänge Gesundheitswissenschaften und Technologie bzw. Humanmedizin) / Mathematik-Lehrveranstaltungen des Basisjahres (Studiengänge Chemie, Chemieingenieurwissenschaften bzw. Interdisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften)
Laboratory Courses
529-0054-00LPhysical and Analytical ChemistryO10 credits15PE. C. Meister, R. Zenobi, M. Badertscher, M.‑O. Ebert, B. Hattendorf, Y. Yamakoshi
AbstractPractical introduction to important experimental methods in physical and analytical chemistry.
ObjectiveThe students have to carry out selected experiments in physical chemistry and evaluate measurement data.
They acquire a good knowledge about the most important practical techniques in analytical chemistry.
Laboratory reports have to be written to each experiment.
ContentPhysical chemistry part:
Short recapitulation of statistics and analysis of measurement data. Writing experimental reports with regard to publication of scientific works. Basic physical chemistry experiments (a maximum of six experiments form the following themes): 1. Phase diagrams (liquid-vapour and solid-liquid phase diagrams, cryoscopy); 2. electrochemistry and electronics; 3. quantum chemistry studies; 4. kinetics; 5. thermochemistry; 6. speed of sound in gases and liquids; 7. surface tension.

Analytical chemistry part:
1. Introduction to the concept of sampling, quantitative elemental analysis and trace analysis, atomic spectroscopic methods, comparative measurements with electrochemical methods; 2. Separation methods, their principles and optimisation: comparison of the different chromatographic methods, effect of the stationary and mobile phases, common errors/artefacts, liquid chromatography, gas chromatography (injection methods). 3. Spectroscopic methods in organic structure determination: recording of IR and UV/VIS spectra, recording technique in NMR

Mandatory exercises in spectroscopy in an accompanying tutorial 529-0289-00 "Instrumentalanalyse organischer Verbindungen" are an integral part of this course.
Lecture notesDescriptions for experiments available online.
LiteratureFür PC-Teil: Erich Meister, Grundpraktikum Physikalische Cheme, 2. Aufl. Vdf UTB, Zürich 2012.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
529-0051-00 "Analytische Chemie I (3. Semester)"
529-0058-00 "Analytische Chemie II (4. Semester)" in parallel to the lab class, or completed in an earlier semester. The course 529-0289-00L "Instumentalanalyse organischer Verbindungen" is an obligatory component of the lab class / praktikum.
6. Semester
Compulsory Subjects Examination Block II
529-0131-00LInorganic Chemistry IV: (Nano-)Materials; Synthesis, Properties and Surface ChemistryO4 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
529-0232-00LOrganic Chemistry IV: Physical Organic ChemistryO4 credits2V + 1UP. Chen, R. Poranne
AbstractIntroduction to qualitative molecular orbital theory as applied to organic reactivity. Hückel theory, perturbation theory, molecular symmetry. Frontier orbital theory and stereoelectronic effects. Pericyclic reactions, photochemistry
ObjectiveIntroduction to theoretical methods in organic chemistry
ContentQualitative MO theory and its application to organic reactions, thermal rearrangements, pericyclic reactions.
529-0434-00LPhysical Chemistry V: Spectroscopy Information O4 credits3GR. Signorell
AbstractAbsorption and scattering of electromagnetic radiation; transition probabilities, rate equations; Einstein coefficients and lasers; selection rules and symmetry; band shape, energy transfer, and broadening mechanisms; atomic spectroscopy; molecular spectroscopy: vibration and rotation; spectroscopy of clusters, nanoparticles and condensed phases
ObjectiveThe lecture is devoted to atomic, molecular, and condensed phase spectroscopy treating both theoretical and experimental aspects. The focus is on the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and matter.
ContentAbsorption and scattering of electromagnetic radiation; transition probabilities, rate equations; Einstein coefficients and lasers; selection rules and symmetry; band shape, energy transfer, and broadening mechanisms; atomic spectroscopy; molecular spectroscopy: vibration and rotation; spectroscopy of clusters, nanoparticles and condensed phases
Lecture notesis partly available
529-0580-00LSafety, Environmental Aspects and Risk Management
This course has been offered with a new title (before: Risk Analysis of Chemical Processes and Products) and by new lecturers (before Prof. Hungerbühler) since spring semester 2018.
O4 credits3GS. Kiesewetter, K. Timmel
AbstractOverview of the impact of industrial activities on the environment and human beings; required risk assessments and preventive measures as well as an insight on the fundamentals of Swiss legislation (environment / occupational safety).
ObjectiveBasic understanding of the impact of industrial activities on human beings and the environment; raise awareness for risks and safety concerns.
ContentGeschichtliche Aspekte der Ökotoxikologie / Erkenntnisse aus der Vergangenheit; Zusammenhänge Toxikologie-Ökotoxikologie; Risikoanalysen – wozu braucht es eine Risikoanalyse? Kennenlernen der Hilfsmittel zur Erarbeitung einer Risikoanalyse, Besprechung konkreter Beispiele; Einblick in die relevanten gesetzlichen Grundlagen (Schwerpunkt Schweizer Gesetzgebung) der Bereiche Umwelt und Arbeitssicherheit / Wie finde ich was ich suche? Wie finde ich mich in den Gesetztestexten zurecht? Hinweise zu weiteren nützlichen Hilfsmitteln zur Beurteilung der Auswirkungen auf Mensch und Umwelt; Aufbau einer Sicherheitsorganisation in einem Unternehmen, an einer Hochschule.
Lecture notesWird bei der ersten Vorlesung zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteratureErgänzungsliteratur wird im Skript angegeben.
Prerequisites / NoticeIm Rahmen der Vorlesung wird eine Gruppenarbeit im Sinne eines Leistungselementes durchgeführt, die benotet wird. Die Schlussnote setzt sich wie folgt zusammen: Gruppenarbeit (Gewichtung 50%) und schriftlicher Prüfung (50%) Bei Wiederholung der schriftlichen Prüfung kann das Resultat der Gruppenarbeit aus einem früheren Semester übernommen werden.
Laboratory Courses and Research Projects
Students enrolled in the 6th semester of the Bachelor's programme in Chemistry at ETH are admitted to complete laboratory practicals and up to two research projects in the Master's elective/core subject areas. This applies solely to students with a maximum of 60 missing credits for the Bachelor's diploma.
Inorganic Chemistry
529-0142-00LAdvanced 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".
W6 credits3GV. Mougel, C. Copéret
AbstractThis 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.
ObjectiveGain 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.
ContentSpecific 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 notesA 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) Moore and Janes: Metal-Ligand Bonding – Oxford Chemistry

4) Lippart and Berg: Principles of Bio-inorganic Chemistry – Wiley
Prerequisites / Noticeit is expected that students will have knowledge of AC-III or similar class/level.
Organic Chemistry
529-0242-00LSupramolecular ChemistryW6 credits3GY. Yamakoshi, B. M. Lewandowski
AbstractPrinciples of molecular recognition: cation/anion complexation and their technological applications; complexation of neutral molecules in aqueous solution; non-covalent interactions involving aromatic rings; hydrogen bonding; molecular sef-assembly - a chemical approach towards nanostructures; thermodynamics and kinetics of complexation processes; synthesis of receptors; template effects.
ObjectiveThe objective of this class is to reach an understanding of the nature and magnitude of the intermolecular interactions and solvation effects that provide the driving force for the association between molecules and/or ions induced by non-covalent bonding interactions. The lecture (2 h) is complemented by a problem solving class (1 h) which focuses on receptor syntheses and other synthetic aspects of supramolecular chemistry.
ContentPrinciples of molecular recognition: cation complexation, anion complexation, cation and anion complexation in technological applications, complexation of neutral molecules in aqueous solution, non-covalent interactions involving aromatic rings, hydrogen bonding, molecular sef-assembly - a chemical approach towards nanostructures, thermodynamics and kinetics of complexation processes, synthesis of receptors, template effects.
Lecture notesPrinted lecture notes will be available for purchase at the beginning of the class. Problem sets and answer keys will be available on-line.
LiteratureNo compulsory textbooks. Literature for further reading will be presented during the class and cited in the lecture notes.
Prerequisites / NoticeCourse prerequisite: classes in organic and physical chemistry of the first two years of studies.
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