Advanced inorganic chemistry

prof. dr hab. Anna Trzeciak, prof. dr hab. Jerzy Lisowski, dr Wojciech Bury, dr Izabela Czeluśniak
Number of hours: 
4h X 15 weeks = 60 hours (1 semester)
Number of hours: 
6h X 15 weeks = 90 hours (1 semester)
Number of hours: 
3h X 15 weeks = 45 hours (1 semester)

• Knowledge of structure and reactivity of metal complexes and organometallic compounds
• Knowledge of synthetic methods of different chemical compounds
• Application of physicochemical methods for determination of structure and reactivity of metal complexes and coordination compounds

Acquired Knowledge
• is able to correlate structure, properties and reactivity of different groups of inorganic and coordination compounds
• knows the directions of current research in coordination chemistry and catalysis
• is aware of current research trends in coordination chemistry and catalysis
Acquired Skills
• can individually tackle a scientific problem based on a literature search and experimental results
• independently analyzes and interprets experimental data
• can present results of research and literature data


1. lecture: written exam
2. seminar classes: monitoring of attendance and evaluation of student’s work, oral presentation
3. laboratory classes: written report


Synthesis, characterization and applications of organometallic compounds. Metal complexes with M-H and M-CO bondings. Elementary steps in catalytic reactions. Mechanisms of catalytic reactions. Structure-reactivity correlation. Application of catalytic  reactions in industrial processes.

Inorganic supramolecular chemistry. The role of coordination bonds in the formation of supramolecular assemblies, macrocyclic complexes, selective binding of cations and anions, self-organization of metal complexes. Supramolecular aspects in bioinorganic chemistry, optical and magnetic materials, molecular electronics, chemical sensors.

Theoretical background in inorganic physicochemistry. Molecular orbital theory and crystal field theory. Approach of strong and weak field. Diagrams of Orgel and Tanabe-Sugano. Elements of group theory. Spectroscopic and magnetic properties of complexes based on group theory. Absorption, emission and absorption spectra. Electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic  resonance spectroscopy and their application in coordination chemistry.

Inorganic-organic hybrid materials, metal-organic frameworks. The concept of a node and a linker in a coordination polymer. Classification of coordination polymers. Zeolites and their inorganic-organic analogues. Covalent organic frameworks. Isoreticular approach in the design of coordination polymers. Solvothermal synthesis and mechanochemistry. Topology and isomerism in coordination polymer frameworks. Theoretical and experimental description of porosity in solids. Dynamic coordination networks. Sorption and separation of gases and vapors in porous materials. Heat of adsorption. Porous materials in catalysis. Coordination polymers as drug delivery systems. Electroactive materials.


1. Synthesis of organometallic compounds, complexes with chelating ligands and polynuclear complexes

2. Synthesis in oxygen-free and water-free  conditions

3. Examples of catalytic reactions

4. Characteristic of the obtained compounds using physicochemical methods.