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Chemistry Bachelor Information
6. Semester
Inorganic Chemistry
529-0142-00LAdvanced Organometallic Chemistry
Prerequisites: successful participation in 529-0132-00L "Inorganic Chemistry III: Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis".
W6 credits3GA. Togni, C. Copéret
AbstractAdvanced organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis and related heterogeneous processes.
Selected topics include: chiral metallocenes and their application in enantioselective reactions, Pd-catalyzed C-C bond forming reactions, olefin metathesis, alkane conversion (C-H ad C-C bond activation), C1 chemistry, processes inorganic and organic fluorine chemistry.
ObjectiveDevelopment of an extended understanding of the (organometallic) chemistry associated with homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic processes
ContentAdvanced organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. Selected topics include: chiral metallocenes and their application in enantioselective reactions, Pd-catalyzed C-C bond forming reactions, C-H activation, olefin metathesis, inorganic and organic fluorine chemistry.
Lecture notesA script is provided. It is expected that the students will consult the accompanying literature.
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.
Physical Chemistry
529-0442-00LAdvanced Kinetics Information W6 credits3GH. J. Wörner, J. Richardson
AbstractThis lecture covers the theoretical foundations of quantum dynamics and its application to chemical reaction kinetics. In the second part the experimental methods of time-resolved molecular spectroscopy are introduced.
ObjectiveThis lecture provides the conceptual foundations of chemical reaction dynamics and shows how primary molecular processes can be studied by theoretical simulation and experiment.
ContentIn the first part, the theory of quantum dynamics is derived from the time-dependent Schrödinger equation. The theory is illustrated with molecular examples including tunnelling, recurrences, nonadiabatic crossings. A rigorous rate theory is obtained both from a quantum-mechanical picture as well as within the classical approximation. The approximations leading to conventional transition-state theory for polyatomic reactions are discussed.
In this way, relaxation and irreversibility will be explained which are at the foundation of statistical mechanics.

In the second part, three-dimensional scattering theory is introduced and applied to discuss molecular collisions and photoionization. Experimental techniques for the study of photochemical primary processes, photochemical reactions and chemical reaction dynamics are introduced (time-resolved spectroscopies on nano- to attosecond time scales, molecular beam methods). Finally, the quantum dynamics of systems with a very large number of quantum states are discussed, introducing the Pauli equations and the Pauli entropy.
Lecture notesWill be available online.
LiteratureD. J. Tannor, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: A Time-Dependent Perspective
R. D. Levine, Molecular Reaction Dynamics
S. Mukamel, Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy
Z. Chang, Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics
Prerequisites / Notice529-0422-00L Physical Chemistry II: Chemical Reaction Dynamics
529-0440-00LPhysical Electrochemistry and ElectrocatalysisW6 credits3GT. Schmidt
AbstractFundamentals of electrochemistry, electrochemical electron transfer, electrochemical processes, electrochemical kinetics, electrocatalysis, surface electrochemistry, electrochemical energy conversion processes and introduction into the technologies (e.g., fuel cell, electrolysis), electrochemical methods (e.g., voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy), mass transport.
ObjectiveProviding an overview and in-depth understanding of Fundamentals of electrochemistry, electrochemical electron transfer, electrochemical processes, electrochemical kinetics, electrocatalysis, surface electrochemistry, electrochemical energy conversion processes (fuel cell, electrolysis), electrochemical methods and mass transport during electrochemical reactions. The students will learn about the importance of electrochemical kinetics and its relation to industrial electrochemical processes and in the energy seactor.
ContentReview of electrochemical thermodynamics, description electrochemical kinetics, Butler-Volmer equation, Tafel kinetics, simple electrochemical reactions, electron transfer, Marcus Theory, fundamentals of electrocatalysis, elementary reaction processes, rate-determining steps in electrochemical reactions, practical examples and applications specifically for electrochemical energy conversion processes, introduction to electrochemical methods, mass transport in electrochemical systems. Introduction to fuel cells and electrolysis
Lecture notesWill be handed out during the Semester
LiteraturePhysical Electrochemistry, E. Gileadi, Wiley VCH
Electrochemical Methods, A. Bard/L. Faulkner, Wiley-VCH
Modern Electrochemistry 2A - Fundamentals of Electrodics, J. Bockris, A. Reddy, M. Gamboa-Aldeco, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
Analytical Chemistry
529-0042-00LStructure Elucidation by NMRW4 credits2GM.‑O. Ebert
AbstractStructure Elucidation of Complex Organic Molecules by NMR
ObjectiveStructure elucidation of complex organic molecules (including peptides, oligosaccharides and oligonucleotides) by advanced 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy. The emphasis of the course is on the selection of optimal strategies for the solution of a given problem, spectrum interpretation and possible artifacts. Solving and discussing practical case studies/problems demonstrating the individual methods and, in the last third of the course, the combined application of several methods form an important part of the course.
ContentStructure determination by multi-pulse and 2D NMR spectroscopy. Homonuclear and heteronuclear shift correlation through scalar coupling; one and two dimensional methods based on the nuclear Overhauser effect. Choosing the best strategy for a given problem, interpretation and artefacts.
Lecture notesScripts (in English) are distributed in the course
LiteratureT.D.W. Claridge, High Resolution NMR Techniques in Organic Chemistry, Pergamon Press, 1999 (NMR part)
Further reading and citations are listed in the script.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course language is English.
Required level:
Courses in analytical chemistry of the 2nd year or equivalent.
529-0055-00LMethods of Elemental Analysis Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Belegung nur nach Rücksprache mit Dozent (G. Schwarz) möglich.

Bitte nehmen Sie bei Interesse Kontakt auf. Es wird eine unverbindliches Treffen vor Semesterbeginn stattfinden. Maximale Belegung: 15 Studierende.

Findet mangels genügender Anzahl TeilnehmerInnen nicht statt!
W6 credits4Sto be announced
AbstractSeveral methods of quantitative elemental analysis are characterized systematically in practical work within small groups and a analytical question is answered. The findings are reviewed, compared between groups and teaching material developed.
ObjectiveDeep practical experience and comparison of analytical methods and concepts in self-handled work and review.
ContentElementanalytische Methoden
Biological Chemistry
529-0732-00LProteins and LipidsW6 credits3GD. Hilvert
AbstractAn overview of the relationship between protein sequence, conformation and function.
ObjectiveOverview of the relationship between protein sequence, conformation and function.
ContentProteins, structures and properties, (bio)synthesis of polypeptides, protein folding and design, protein engineering, chemical modification of proteins, proteomics.
LiteratureGeneral Literature:
- T.E. Creighton: Proteins: Structures and Molecular Properties, 2nd Edition, H.W. Freeman and Company, New York, 1993.
- C. Branden, J. Tooze , Introduction to Protein Structure, Garland Publishing, New York, 1991.
- J. M. Berg, J. L. Tymoczko, L. Stryer: Biochemistry, 5th edition, H.W. Freeman and Company, New York, 2002.
- G.A. Petsko, D. Ringe: Protein Structure and Function, New Science Press Ltd., London, 2004.

Original Literature:
Citations from the original literature relevant to the individual lectures will be assigned weekly.
Chemical Aspects of Energy
529-0191-01LRenewable Energy Technologies II, Energy Storage and Conversion
The lectures Renewable Energy Technologies I (529-0193-00L) and Renewable Energy Technologies II (529-0191-01L) can be taken independently from one another.
W4 credits3GT. Schmidt, L. Gubler
AbstractGlobal & Swiss energy system. Storage: Pumped water, flywheels, compressed air. Hydrogen as energy carrier; electrolysis; power-to-gas. Fuel cells: from fundamentals to systems; Fuel cell vehicles; electrochemical storage in batteries. supercapacitors and redox flow cells; electromobility. The main focus of the lecture will be on electrochemical energy conversion and storage.
ObjectiveStudents will recognize the importance of energy storage in an industrial energy system, specifically in the context of a future system based on renewable sources. The efficient generation of electricity from hydrogen in fuel cells, and the efficient energy storage in batteries and supercapacitors will be introduced. Students will get a detailed insight into electrochemical energy conversion and storage, which will play an important role in future energy systems.
Literature- Tester, J.W., Drake, E.M., Golay, M.W., Driscoll, M.J., Peters, W.A.: Sustainable Energy - Choosing Among Options (MIT Press, 2005).
- C.H. Hamann, A. Hamnett, W. Vielstich; Electrochemistry, Wiley-VCH (2007).
- K. Krischer, K. Schönleber: Physiccs of Energy Conversion, De Gruyter (2015)
- R. Schlögl, Chemical Energy Storage, De Gruyter (2013)
Prerequisites / NoticePlease note that this is a 3 hours/week lecture including exercises, i.e., exercises will be included and are not separated. It is therefore highly recommended to attend the full 3 hours every week.

Participating students are required to have basic knowlegde of chemistry and thermodynamics.
Chemical Technology
Will be offered the last time during spring semester 2018.
W4 credits3GJ. A. van Bokhoven, M. Ranocchiari
AbstractFundamental principles of adsorption and catalysis, physics and chemistry of solid-state surfaces and methods for determining their structure and composition. Homogeneous catalysis with transition-metal complexes.
ObjectiveBasic knowledge of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis
ContentFundamental principles of adsorption and catalysis, physics and chemistry of solid-state surfaces and methods for determining their structure and composition, thermodynamic and kinetic fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis (physisorption, chemisorption, kinetic modelling, selectivity, activity, stability), catalyst development and manufacture, homogeneous catalysis with transition-metal complexes; catalytic reaction cycles and types.
Lecture notesA script is available
LiteratureJ.M. Thomas and W.J. Thomas, Heterogeneous Catalysis, VCH, 1997

Homogeneous Catalysis
R. H. Crabtree, The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, Wiley, 2009

Industrial Processes:
G. P. Chiusoli, P. M. Maitlis, Metal-catalysis in Industrial Organic Processes, RSC Publishing, 2008

Catalysis - An Integrated Approach to Homogeneous, Heterogeneous and Industrial Catalysis
Edited by: J.A. Moulijn, P.W.N.M. van Leeuwen and R.A. van Santen

Basic Coordination Chemistry:
J. Huheey, E. Keiter, R. Keiter, Anorganische Chemie - Prinzipien von Struktur und Reaktivität, de Gruyter
Computational Chemistry
529-0474-00LQuantum ChemistryW6 credits3GM. Reiher, T. Weymuth
AbstractIntroduction into the basic concepts of electronic structure theory and into numerical methods of quantum chemistry. Exercise classes are designed to deepen the theory; practical case studies using quantum chemical software to provide a 'hands-on' expertise in applying these methods.
ObjectiveNowadays, chemical research can be carried out in silico, an intellectual achievement for which Pople and Kohn have been awarded the Nobel prize of the year 1998. This lecture shows how that has been accomplished. It works out the many-particle theory of many-electron systems (atoms and molecules) and discusses its implementation into computer programs. A complete picture of quantum chemistry shall be provided that will allow students to carry out such calculations on molecules (for accompanying experimental work in the wet lab or as a basis for further study of the theory).
ContentBasic concepts of many-particle quantum mechanics. Derivation of the many-electron theory for atoms and molecules; starting with the harmonic approximation for the nuclear problem and with Hartree-Fock theory for the electronic problem to Moeller-Plesset perturbation theory and configuration interaction and to coupled cluster and multi-configurational approaches. Density functional theory. Case studies using quantum mechanical software.
Lecture notesHand outs will be provided for each lecture (they are supplemented by (computer) examples that continuously illustrate how the theory works).
LiteratureTextbooks on Quantum Chemistry:
F.L. Pilar, Elementary Quantum Chemistry, Dover Publications
I.N. Levine, Quantum Chemistry, Prentice Hall

Hartree-Fock in basis set representation:
A. Szabo and N. Ostlund, Modern Quantum Chemistry: Introduction to Advanced Electronic Structure Theory, McGraw-Hill

Textbooks on Computational Chemistry:
F. Jensen, Introduction to Computational Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons
C.J. Cramer, Essentials of Computational Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic knowledge in quantum mechanics (e.g. through course physical chemistry III - quantum mechanics) required
Materials Science
327-1206-00LSoft Materials IW5 credits4GJ. Vermant, A. D. Schlüter
AbstractPart 1 of the course (Spring semester) focuses on the chemistry of the building blocks and to learn how structures can be manipulated by chemistry, composition and phase behaviour. The goal is to learn what can be done, both in an idealized research environment and in the realm of industrial scale production.
ObjectiveThe goal of the two courses combined is to present the students with a toolbox for materials engineers to design, study and make soft materials.
ContentWhere physics, chemistry and biology meet engineering.
Lecture notesCopies of the slides and a set of lecture notes will be provided.
LiteratureFor the first and the second part combined there are a few books of recommended reading, but their is no textbook that we will rigorously follow.

Introduction to Soft Matter: Synthetic and Biological Self-Assembling Materials Paperback by Ian W. Hamley
ISBN-13: 978-0470516102 ISBN-10: 0470516100

Structured Fluids: Polymers, Colloids, Surfactants
by Thomas A. Witten, Philip A. Pincus (OXford)
ISBN-13: 978-0199583829 ISBN-10: 019958382X
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