This Five Slides About was prepared specifically for the 2014 IONiC/VIPEr workshop Bioinorganic Applications of Coordination Chemistry held at Northwestern University July 13-18, 2014.
It covers, in one slide per technique, the techniques of electrochemistry (Cyclic Voltammetry), Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), Circular Dichroism (CD), X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS), NMR (specifically 2D-NMR for structural information), Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST). This may seem an odd list, but it was chosen to prepare participants for the papers covered in the workshop.
It is intended to be paired with a collection of application assessment Questions, posted here on VIPEr, based on actual data from the literature. I encourage VIPEr users to add your own!
These slides contain animations, so they are not very useful for printing out.
Also, there is a LOT of information (references, teaching hints, etc ) in the NOTES section of the slides.
- A student should be able to explain the basics of each of the techniques included in this 5 Slides About: CV, EPR, CEST, NMR, CD, and XAS and to apply these teachniques to the interpretation of real data.
This LO is intended to be a quick introduction to the usefulness of these 6 techniques and their application to the characterization of bioinorganic samples.
Ideally, one would cover each slide (each technique) and then offer students the opportunity to apply their new knowledge to a piece of real data from the literature. I have posted several sets of Assessment Questions for that purpose.