CH 568 : Advanced Co-ordination Chemistry


Origin of supramolecular chemistry, fundamental supramolecular interactions (covalent bonds, ionic interactions, ion-dipole interactions, dipole-dipole interactions, hydrogen bonds, cation-p interactions, p-p interactions, vander Waals forces, hydrophobic effects). Supramolecular design, host-guest chemistry, molecular self-assembly, supramolecular applications in biomedical sciences, supra molecular catalysis, supramolecules as nanoscale devices.

Introduction to magneto-chemistry of coordination compounds, origin of magnetism, classes of magnetism, spin and orbital contribution to magnetic moments, measurement of magnetic susceptibility using common experimental protocols, temperature dependency of magnetic susceptibility, single-ion magnetic properties, Van Vleck equation and its applications, magnetic anisotropy and zero field splitting in coordination compounds, spin-crossover in coordination complexes, mechanism of spin crossover and LIEEST. Superexchange interaction in homo and hetero dinuclear and oligonuclear complexes, Bleany-Bowers equation, orbital interaction in molecular magnetism, Magneto-structural correlations in dinuclear complexes. Single Molecule Magnets and its related phenomena in molecular clusters.

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