Inorganic Chemistry at the Frontiers of Catalysis - 2012 Workshop

July 15-20, 2012

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 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 deepen knowledge in the subfield of inorganic catalysis in order to introduce students to advances at the frontiers of this subfield of inorganic research.

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, inorganic catalysis, 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. Participants will work collaboratively to develop new teaching materials to introduce or expand the theme of inorganic catalysis in their classrooms.

 

POST-WORKSHOP RESULTS!

These are the Learning Objects (LOs) that were produced by the participants at the UNC workshop. Outstanding! (And more to come.)

   
Dioxygen Activation in Non-heme Iron Enzymes Five Slides AboutGerard Rowe, University of South Carolina Aiken
Electrocatalysis and Proton Reduction Five Slides AboutMatt Whited, Carleton College
Polypropylene Stereochemistry and Identification by 13C NMR Spectroscopy Five Slides AboutShirley Lin, United States Naval Academy
Assignment of thiocyanate bonding mode by FT-IR data In-Class ActivityAnne Ryter, Western State Colorado University
Deciphering Mechanisms of Organometallic Reactions In-Class ActivityKatherine Nicole Crowder, University of Mary Washington
Catalysis: Copper-Mediated Cross Coupling Reactions In-Class ActivitySibrina Collins, The College of Wooster
Colored Note Cards as a Quick and Cheap Substitute for Clickers In-Class ActivityChris Bradley, Mount St. Mary's University
Quiz Show Review of Simple Bonding Theory In-Class ActivityCarol Breaux, College of the Ozarks
Distinguishing Between Metal Catalysts for Inner- and Outer-Sphere C-H Bond Functionalization In-Class ActivityDavid Richard Weinberg, Colorado Mesa University
Evaluating Catalysis Data in High Impact Journals In-Class ActivitySibrina Collins, The College of Wooster
Application of Organometallic Chemistry – Breaking the Inert
C-H Bond
 In-Class ActivityJohn Lee, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Simple synthesis of MoO2(acac)2 and evaluation of spectra Lab ExperimentPatricia L. Stan, Taylor University
Palladium-Catalyzed Biaryl Coupling Using PEPPSI Under Aqueous Microwave Conditions Lab ExperimentGerard Rowe, University of South Carolina Aiken
Synthesis and Characterization of Ferrocene, Acetylferrocene and Ferrocenylethanol Lab ExperimentJohn Henry Acquaye, Department of Chemistry, University of Redlands
Learning to Search the Chemical Literature Literature DiscussionKatherine Nicole Crowder, University of Mary Washington
Identifying Organometallic Reaction Classes in Literature Examples of Catalytic Cycles Literature DiscussionKatherine Nicole Crowder, University of Mary Washington
Writing assignment series related to topics discussed in organometallic chemistry - Assignment 3 Literature Critique Literature DiscussionAbby O'Connor, The College of New Jersey
An Introduction to Electrocatalysis: Hydrogen Evolution from Mono and Binuclear Cobalt Complexes Literature DiscussionAbby O'Connor, The College of New Jersey
Ir-based Catalysis of Alkyl Halides: Scope, Mechanism, and Unexpected Reactivity Patterns Literature DiscussionMatt Hartings, American University
Literature Discussion on “Mechanisms for the Activation of Carbon Monoxide via Oxorhenium Complexes.” Literature DiscussionKatherine Nicole Crowder, University of Mary Washington
C(sp3)-F Activation through an Initial C(sp3)-H Activation Mechanism Literature DiscussionJohn Lee, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Oxidative Suzuki-Type C-H Functionalization (Learning to Read a Detailed Organic Paper) Literature DiscussionMatt Whited, Carleton College
Effects of defects on the properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes Literature DiscussionSherri Lovelace-Cameron, Youngstown State University
Writing assignment series related to topics discussed in organometallic chemistry - Assignment 2 Literature Highlights Literature DiscussionAbby O'Connor, The College of New Jersey
Writing assignment series related to topics discussed in organometallic chemistry - Assignment 1 Literature Summary Literature DiscussionAbby O'Connor, The College of New Jersey
Structure and Reactivity of Dirhodium Paddlewheel Complexes Problem SetMatt Whited, Carleton College
Using Mercury to view structural data for a series of [M(9S3)2]2+ complexes (9S3 = 1,4,7-trithiacyclononane): Looking for a Jahn-Teller distortion Problem SetJohn Lee, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Inorganic Literature Review Problem SetMarites A. Guino-o, University of St. Thomas
Applications of Olefin Metathesis to Polymerization Problem SetShirley Lin, United States Naval Academy
Brookhart's silane-based reduction reactions through iridium catalysts Problem SetMatt Hartings, American University
Oxidative Addition of C-F Bonds to Ir Problem SetAnthony L. Fernandez, Merrimack College
Exam question related to literature discussion on C-F activation published in Science, 2011, 332, 1545-1548 Problem SetShirley Lin, United States Naval Academy
Magic Schoolbus Chemistry Problem SetGerard Rowe, University of South Carolina Aiken
ChemTube3D Web ResourcesAnthony L. Fernandez, Merrimack College
Home Built Equipment Links Web ResourcesChris Bradley, Mount St. Mary's University
Exploring the Nanoworld Innovating through Materials from the University of Wisconsin Madison Web ResourcesPatricia L. Stan, Taylor University
Periodic Table Videos Web ResourcesJohn Lee, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Crystal Lattice Structures Web Site Web ResourcesChris Hamaker, Illinois State University
Metal MACiE Database Web ResourcesAnthony L. Fernandez, Merrimack College