2016 VIPEr Workshop: Örgânömetâllicâ at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry

VIPEr Workshop: Örgânömetâllicâ at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

June 26 – July 1, 2016

This workshop encoils inorganic faculty, postdocs, and graduate students into the supportive community of scholars known as IONiC (Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemistry). Inorganic chemistry is one of the broadest fields in chemistry, covering the entire Periodic Table of the Elements, yet faculty members tend to be narrowly trained in a single subdiscipline. Stepping into the inorganic classroom, where knowledge of all of the subdisciplines is expected, can be daunting. Collaboration with colleagues from different inorganic subfields is an obvious solution to this problem, but geographical and professional isolation, especially at small institutions, inhibits such collaborations. This workshop provides an opportunity to network and collaborate with other inorganic chemists and to enhance knowledge in the broad topic of organometallic chemistry. The products of this workshop will introduce students to advances in and applications of organometallic chemistry.

The IONiC community supports faculty interaction through its web home, VIPEr (Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource, www.ionicviper.org). Participants in this workshop will learn about the resources on VIPEr and become active VIPEr contributors. The workshop theme, organometallic chemistry, will add a "back to grad school" feel to the workshop, with participants immersing themselves in cutting edge chemistry, learning from leading researchers in the field, and creating new learning opportunities for their students. The research experts for this workshop will be Melanie Sanford and Nate Szymczak from the host institution, Elon Ison from North Carolina State Univeristy, and Oleg Ozerov from Texas A&M.

Participants will work collaboratively to develop new teaching materials that provide modern organometallic examples to teach inorganic chemistry concepts. Before the workshop, there will be a short pre-workshop web conference that introduces participants to one another and to the web-based collaboration tools that IONiC uses. Participants and workshop leaders will discuss what resources the participants will want to bring to the workshop.

Our NSF grant will pay for lodging and several meals and all workshop expenses. Attendees must provide their own transportation to the University of Michigan but are encouraged to seek funding from their faculty development programs at their home institutions.

POST-WORKSHOP RESULTS

These are the Learning Objects (LOs) that were produced by the participants at the UM Organometallica TUES workshop!

 

Leadership Council LOs Developed for the Workshop

 

 

 

LO Title

LO type

Author(s)

Institution

George Stanley Organometallics

 

Collection

Adam Johnson

Harvey Mudd College

Fischer-Schrock Personality Profile

In-Class Activity

Adam Johnson

Harvey Mudd College

CBC electron counting in an IR catalyst

Problem Set

Chip Nataro

Lafayette College

Ligand effects in titration calorimetry from the Angelici lab

Literature Discussion

Chip Nataro

Lafayette College

 

 

 

 

Team LOs Developed Based on the Expert Talks for the Workshop

 

 

 

LO Title

LO type

Author(s)

Institution

Electrochemical and Carbonyl Frequencies to Explain Ligand Non-Innocence in Organometallic Pincer Complexes

Literature Discussion

Bryan Sears

Emmanuel College

 

 

Craig Donahue

U. Michigan-Dearborn

 

 

David Eichhorn

Wichita State University

 

 

Kristy Mardis

Chicago State University

 

 

Samuel Esarey

University of Michigan

 

 

Terrie Salupo-Bryant

Manchester College

 

 

 

 

Ni(II) Ni(III) Ni(IV) Electron Counting and Geometries

Problem Set

George Lisensky

Beloit College

 

 

Brandon Quillian

Armstrong State University

 

 

Daniel Kissel

Lewis University

 

 

Jacob Lutter

University of Michigan

 

 

Melanie Sanford

University of Michigan

 

 

Roxy Swails

Lafayette College

 

 

Shirley Lin

United States Naval Academy

 

 

 

 

Relating 1H NMR Data to the Electronic Structure of Re(V) Oxo Complexes

Problem Set

Stephanie Poland

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

 

 

Carmen Works

Sonoma State University

 

 

Elon Ison

North Carolina State University

 

 

Eugene Chong

University of Michigan

 

 

Matthew Riehl

Bethany Lutheran College

 

 

Murielle Watzky-Brewer

University of Northern Colorado

 

 

 

 

Building Molecular Orbitals for a Square Pyramidal Oxorhenium(V) Complex

In-Class Activity

Murielle Watzky-Brewer

University of Northern Colorado

 

 

Carmen Works

Sonoma State University

 

 

Elon Ison

North Carolina State University

 

 

Eugene Chong

University of Michigan

 

 

Matthew Riehl

Bethany Lutheran College

 

 

Stephanie Poland

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

Literature Discussion of "Design, synthesis, and carbon-heteroatom coupling reactions of organometallic nickel (IV) complexes."

Literature Discussion

Daniel Kissel

Lewis University

 

 

Brandon Quillian

Armstrong State University

 

 

Emily Sylvester

Wheeling Jesuit University

 

 

George Lisensky

Beloit College

 

 

Jacob Lutter

University of Michigan

 

 

Melanie Sanford

University of Michigan

 

 

Roxy Swails

Lafayette College

 

 

Shirley Lin

United States Naval Academy

 

 

 

 

Activating H2: Mechanisms for Catalytic Hydrogenation and Hydroborylation

In-Class Activity

Elizabeth Jensen

Aquinas College

 

 

Kari Stone

Benedictine University

 

 

Mary Grellier

University of Toulouse

 

 

Nate Szymczak

University of Michigan

 

 

Richard Lord

Grand Valley State University

 

 

Santiago Toledo

St. Edward's University

 

 

 

 

Oxorhenium(V) Methyl, Benzyl, and Phenyl Complexes: New Mechanism for Carbonyl Insertion

Literature Discussion

Matthew Riehl

Bethany Lutheran College

 

 

Carmen Works

Sonoma State University

 

 

Elon Ison

North Carolina State University

 

 

Eugene Chong

University of Michigan

 

 

Murielle Watzky-Brewer

University of Northern Colorado

 

 

Stephanie Poland

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

Structure matching: the $64,000 question

In-Class Activity

Kari Stone

Benedictine University

 

 

Elizabeth Jensen

Aquinas College

 

 

Mary Grellier

University of Toulouse

 

 

Nate Szymczak

University of Michigan

 

 

Richard Lord

Grand Valley State University

 

 

Santiago Toledo

St. Edward's University

 

 

 

 

Kecking over Electron Counting Formalisms? An In-Class Exercise in Counting Electrons for Ru Complexes with Proton-Responsive Ligands in the CBC and Ionic Methods

In-Class Activity

Richard Lord

Grand Valley State University

 

 

Elizabeth Jensen

Aquinas College

 

 

Kari Stone

Benedictine University

 

 

Mary Grellier

University of Toulouse

 

 

Nate Szymczak

University of Michigan

 

 

Santiago Toledo

St. Edward's University

 

 

 

 

Follow-up quiz/exam questions for Literature Discussion of Electrochemical and Carbonyl Frequencies to Explain Ligand Non-Innocence in Organometallic Pincer Complexes

Problem Set

Kristy Mardis

Chicago State University

 

 

Craig Donahue

  1. Michigan-Dearborn

 

 

David Eichhorn

Wichita State University

 

 

Bryan Sears

Emmanuel College

 

 

Samuel Esarey

University of Michigan

 

 

Terrie Salupo-Bryant

Manchester College

 

 

 

 

Individual LOs developed for the workshop

 

 

 

LO Title

LO type

Author

Institution

Electron Counting using the Neutral and Ionic Methods

Problem Set

Daniel Kissel

Lewis University

Cyclic voltammetry animations

Web Resources and Apps

George Lisensky

Beloit College

Uses for Character Tables: IR and Raman Spectroscopy

In-Class Activity

Kristy L. Mardis

Chicago State University

Will it Float? Density of a Bowling Ball Activity

In-Class Activity

Terrie Salupo-Bryant

Manchester College

Reaction Report

In-Class Activity

Roxy Swails

Lafayette College

(Trispyrazolylborate)coppercarbonyl structure, IR spectroscopy, and electrochemistry

Problem Set

David Eichhorn

Wichita State University

Determination of the O-H stretching frequency by isotopic substitution using IR spectroscopy

Lab Experiment

Kari Stone

Benedictine University

Coordination Compound Nomenclature Worksheet

In-Class Activity

Elizabeth Jensen

Aquinas College

Making Connections between Inorganic Course Content and the Primary Literature

Literature Discussion

Santiago Toledo

St. Edward's University

"Flipped Laboratory": A Discussion-based Electrochemistry Experiment for General Chemistry

Lab Experiment

Samuel Logan Esarey

University of Michigan

Structure, Reactivity, and Trans Influence in Pd(II) Complexes - Exam Questions

Problem Set

Stephanie Poland

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Solid State Stoichiometry Activity

In-Class Activity

George Lisensky

Beloit College

Inquiry-Based Introduction to Carbonyl Ligands

In-Class Activity

Emily Sylvester

Wheeling Jesuit University

A thorough treatment of bonding, structure and the properties of oxygen binding in hemoglobin

Problem Set

Bryan Sears

Emmanuel College

A Guided-Inquiry Approach to Building a Catalytic Cycle

In-Class Activity

Murielle Watzky-Brewer

University of Northern Colorado

You Can Predict Structural Changes and Reactivity with Frontier Orbitals: A Case Study in Carbonyl Clusters

Problem Set

Richard Lord

Grand Valley State University

The Heat Content of Fuels

Problem Set

Craig Donahue

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Basics of Lanthanide-Based Photophysics

5-slides about

Jacob Lutter

University of Michigan

Chemical Information Available on the Web

In-Class activity

Matthew Riehl

Bethany Lutheran College

Determining transition metal oxidation states: Recognizing bond metal-ligand types

In-Class Activity

Brandon Quillian

Armstrong State University

Ligand Design for Selectivity and Complex Stability

Five Slides About

Daniel Kissel

Lewis University

Stoich's Suite: Stoichiometry with macroscopic objects

Problem Set

Matthew Riehl

Bethany Lutheran College

Close Packing Activity

In-Class Activity

George Lisensky

Beloit College

Solid State Stoichiometry Online

Web Resources and Apps

George Lisensky

Beloit College

Organic Nomenclature Active Learning Worksheet

In-Class Activity

Shirley Lin

United States Naval Academy

Introduction to Atom Economy and the Hydroamination Reaction

Five Slides About

Eugene Chong

University of Michigan

Student Oral Presentations of a Communication from the Primary Literature

Literature Discussion

Carmen Works

Sonoma State University