Course Objectives: The learners should be able to apply, analyze and evaluate the structure and bonding aspects of inorganic and organometallic compounds derived from main group elements, using spectroscopic techniques.
Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, the learners should be able to:
Identify the basic principles related to structure and bonding of s & p block elements
Use various spectroscopic principles to characterize inorganic and organometallic compounds
Predict the synthesis and bonding properties of s and p block elements
Structure and bonding in polyhedral boranes and carboranes, styx notation; Wade’s rule; electron count in polyhedral boranes; synthesis of polyhedral boranes; isolobal analogy; boron halides; phosphine-boranes; borazine. Organyls of Al, Ga, In and Tl.
Silanes, silicon halides, silicates, silanols; germanium, tin and lead organyls; phosphorous halides, acids and oxyacids, phosphazenes; sulphur halides, oxo acids of sulphur; structural features and reactivity of reactivity of S-N heterocycles; chemistry of halogens and group 18 elements.
Structural elucidation using the following spectroscopic techniques.
Symmetry and Point group analysis of simple inorganic compounds.
Electronic spectroscopy: electronic transitions in inorganic and organometallic compounds.
Infrared and Raman spectroscopy of simple inorganic molecules; predicting number of active modes of vibrations, analysis of representative spectra of metal complexes with various functional groups.
Applications of 1H and 13C NMR in inorganic and organometallic chemistry, fluxionality and dynamics; deriving activation and thermodynamic parameters; NMR spectral analyses of B, Al, Si, F and P containing compounds. Elementary aspects of Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy of inorganic compounds – g-values, hyperfine and super hyperfine coupling constants; selected applications in inorganic chemistry.
Mass spectrometry, basic principles, ionization techniques, isotope abundance, molecular ion; illustrative examples from supramolecules, inorganic/coordination and organometallic compounds.