We offer modules and courses in the bachelor's degree program in chemistry as well as in the master's degree programs of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy. Furthermore, final theses and advanced practical courses can be carried out at our institute. On this page you can find out which courses and which topics we offer for final theses.
Prof. Hey-Hawkins offers the lectures "Chemistry of Transition Metals" (2nd semester) and "Organometallic Chemistry" (4th semester) and heads the practical course "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry" in the Bachelor Chemistry study program (5th semester). Furthermore, she offers the lecture "Chemistry of Transition Metals" in the Teacher Training study program in the 6th semester as well as the lectures "Biometallorganic Chemistry" (1st semester) and "Bioinorganic Chemistry" (2nd semester) in the Master Chemistry study program. Advanced practical courses in organometallic chemistry are offered to master students of all semesters of the master program and of all chemistry programs (MSc Chemistry, Erasmus-Mundus ASC, international MSc SCS). The focus lies on the:
- properties of transition metals and their compounds: structures, ionization energy, standard reduction potential, oxidation states, metal production, coordination chemistry (history, basic terms, nomenclature, coordination numbers and polyhedra, isomerism), bonding in complexes (VB theory, ligand field theory, spectrochemical series, Jahn-Teller effect), magnetic properties, overview of elements and compounds of groups 3 to 12, including lanthanides/actinides;
- introduction to organometallic chemistry, environmental aspects, nomenclature, bond types (ionic, covalent), main group metal compounds (groups 1, 2, 13 and 14), transition metal compounds (bonding theory, MO theory; 18-electron rule; carbonyl, alkyl, alkene and π-complexes; areas of application, specifically catalysis);
- synthetic concepts for inorganic and organometallic compounds for use in medicinal chemistry and characterisation by modern spectroscopic methods;
- metalloenzymes: bioelements, bioligands, physical methods; O2 transport and activation; Iron: Uptake, transport, storage, iron proteins; Copper proteins; Cobalamins; Molybdenum enzymes: nitrogen fixation; Nickel enzymes: urease/hydrogenases; Zinc enzymes.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic courses are currently mostly held digitally.
- Module 13-111-0221-X AC-II: Main Group Chemistry and Transition Metal Chemistry (2nd semester, lecture, 3 of 5 SWS)
- Module 13-111-0241-N AC-III: Solid-state Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry (4th semester, lecture, 2 of 7 SWS)
- Module 13-111-0251-N: Solid-state Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry (5th semester, advanced inorganic lab course and seminars, 8 SWS)
- Module 13-121-0211: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (1st semester, lecture, 1 of 4 SWS, Bioorganometallic Chemistry)
- Module 13-121-0216:
Advanced Inorganic Lab Course in Organometallic Chemistry (1st/2nd/3rd semester, lab course and seminar, 10 SWS per student)
- Module 13-121-0226: Structural and Inorganic Biochemistry (2nd semester, lecture, 2 of 4 SWS, Bioinorganic Chemistry)
- Module 13-121-0222: Supramolecular Chemistry in vitro and in vivo (2nd semester, lecture, 2 of 4 SWS, Bioinorganic Chemistry)
Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
- Module 13-122-0213: Advanced Inorganic Lab Course in Organometallic Chemistry (1st/2nd/3rd semester, lab course and seminar, 10 SWS per student)
Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry
Module ASC18-LE: Advanced Inorganic Lab Course in Organometallic Chemistry (1st/2nd/3rd Semester, lab course and seminar, 10 SWS per student)
- Module 13-231-0212: Inorganic Chemistry II (6th semester, Chemistry Teacher Training Programme, lecture, 3 SWS)
- Module 13-121-0226: Structural and Inorganic Biochemistry (6th semester, Biochemistry, lecture, 2 of 4 SWS, Bioinorganic Chemistry)