[ 491EMATCSMV19 ] VL (Catalytic) Activation of Small Molecules

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Chemistry Christoph Topf 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Chemistry and Chemical Technology (CCT) 2019W
  1. Understanding of the fundamental binding modes and reaction mechanisms.
  2. Rational design of bio-inspired small molecule mimics.
  • Organometallic and complex chemistry guided approaches for
    • H2 activation and reduction catalysis
    • O2 activation and oxidation catalysis
    • N2 fixation chemistry
    • CH4 functionalization
    • CO/CO2 reduction
    • NO/N2O reduction
  • Explanation of the theoretical principles on the basis of current topics in chemistry.
Criteria for evaluation Written examination at the end of the semester
Methods Power Point presentation
Language English
Study material - Organometallic Chemistry, 3rd Ed.; G. O. Spessard, G. L. Messler, 2016, Oxford University Press.
- Bioinspired Catalysis, W. Weigand, P. Schollhammer, 2016, Wiley-VCH.
- Activation of Small Molecules; W. B. Tolman (Eds), 2006, Wiley-VCH.
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture 491WANCKAMV16: VL (Katalytische) Aktivierung kleiner Molek├╝le (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment