Advanced Coordination and Main Group Chemistry (857C1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module explores the latest advances in coordination chemistry and reactive main group chemistry. It is based on recent findings in the subject, combining lectures with directed and independent reading, class discussion and critical review of the literature. Lectures will deal with non-classical coordination compounds of the transition metals, incorporating organic and main-group derived ligands, discussing their synthesis, structural characteristics and reactivity. Conceptual models associated with understanding their behaviour will be outlined and discussed. The formal lectures will be augmented with in-class discussions and problem-solving exercises.

Teaching

100%: Lecture

Assessment

30%: Coursework (Presentation)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.