School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Module code: CHE403U

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 11: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Cristina Giordano
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover advanced topics in inorganic chemistry from the more traditional aspects to the latest trends. This will include the role that metals play in biological systems and in medical applications; also the more recent role of nanoparticles will be discussed, with a focus on inorganic nanomaterials, from synthesis to applications, including a comparison between 'nano' and 'bulk' properties. Electron transport in naturally occurring systems will be covered such as in the electron transfer chain of aerobic respiration, nitrogenase enzymes and the role of iron-porphyrin complexes in biological electron transfer.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 7