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 and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: