Fiches de cours

Caution, these contents corresponds to the coursebooks of last year

Inorganic chemistry "Techniques and methods"


Lecturer(s) :

Dyson Paul Joseph
Mazzanti Marinella
Severin Kay




Every 3 years


Next time: Fall semester 2021


To present and discuss important recent contributions in the field of inorganic chemistry incorporating techniques and methods. Student literature seminars based on selected publications,emanating from the last 12 months. Seminar preceded by introduction to the topic followed by group discussion.


The topics covered in this course will include recent advances in the field of:
1. bioinorganic chemistry (e.g. EPR of metalloenzyme model compounds, X-ray diffraction techniques).
2. Metallo-pharmaceuticals (cell culture assays, determining mode of activity).
3. Organometallic compounds (e.g. new concepts in combinatorial catalysis, elucidation of reaction mechanisms using in situ high pressure spectroscopic methods).
4. Supramolecular coordination chemistry (combinatorial methodologies).
5. Computer modelling of inorganic and organometallic systems. Techniques from other fields which could find uses in inorganic chemistry (e.g. atomic force microscopy).


The specific content will be chosen by the instructors and will be renewed every year.


Spring semester 2019


Inorganic, Organometallic, Materials, Catalysis, Spectroscopy, Theory.

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Masters level knowledge of inorganic/organometallic chemistry.

In the programs

Reference week

      Exercise, TP
      Project, other


  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German