Advanced inorganic chemistry

dr hab. Sławomir Szafert, prof. dr hab. Anna Trzeciak, prof. dr hab. Jerzy Lisowski, dr Wojciech Bury, dr Wojciech Zawartka, 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)

1. Knowledge of structure and reactivity of metal complexes and organometallic compounds
2. Knowledge of synthetic methods of various groups of chemical compounds
3. Application of physico-chemical methods for structure and reactivity determination of inorganic compounds


Ways of earning credits for the completion of a course /particular component, methods of assessing academic progress:
1. lecture: exam
2. seminar classes: evaluation of student’s report
3. laboratory classes: evaluation of work in the laboratory




Content (Lecture, seminar class)
Fundamental theories describing metal-carbon bonds. Synthesis, characterization and applications of organometallic compounds. Metal hydride and carbonyl compounds. Elementary steps in catalytic reactions. Mechanisms of catalytic reactions. Structure-reactivity relationships. 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.
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.

Laboratory class
Preparation of selected coordination compounds under inert atmosphere with the use of advanced laboratory techniques. Physico-chemical characterization of obtained compounds.