National ACS Award Winners 2022 LO Collection

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Sat, 03/12/2022 - 07:01

This collection of learning objects was created to celebrate the National ACS Award Winners 2022 who are members of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry. The list of award winners is shown below. 

SLiThEr #30: Covalent Bond Classification (CBC) Counting of Electrons in TM Complexes

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Wed, 05/04/2022 - 07:10
5 Slides about:Photophysics and photochemistry of MLCT excited states (Wilson)

This Five Slides About will introduce the basic photophysical and photochemical concepts associated with the metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) transitions using luminescent rhenium and ruthenium complexes as examples. The potential therapeutic use of photoactivated metal complexes to kill cancer cells is also presented.

Tracky Huang / Cornell University Tue, 03/15/2022 - 13:54
The ditungsten tetracarboxylate story (Sattelberger)

This literature discussion learning object examines the first reported synthesis in 1983 of the long anticipated quadruply bonded ditungsten tetracarboxylate dimers by Dr. Al Sattelberger and co-workers. This LO is part of a special VIPEr collection honoring the 2022 ACS National Award recipients in the field of inorganic chemistry. Alfred P. Sattelberger was the recipient of the 2022 ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry.

Joanne Stewart / Hope College Tue, 03/15/2022 - 09:37

Spectroscopic, Structural, and Computational Analysis of [Re(CO)3(dippM)Br]n+ (Nataro)

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Sat, 03/12/2022 - 06:17

This literature discussion will guide students through an article that applies spectroscopic, structural, and computational analyses to a family of compounds of the type [Re(CO)3(dippM)Br]n+  (dippM = 1,1’-bis(diisopropyl)phosphino metallocene, M = Fe, n= 0 or 1; M = Co, n = 1).

Toward the Design of Phosphorescent Emitters of Cyclometalated Earth-Abundant Nickel(II) and Their Supramolecular Study (Yam)

This LO was created to celebrate Dr. Vivian W.-W. Yam's 2022 ACS Award, the Josef Michl Award in Photochemistry. These questions are written to help guide class discussion about this paper and the complexes in it. This LO would be good for an organometallics class or similar upper-division inorganic chemistry class. 

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Tue, 03/08/2022 - 15:15

VIPEr nanoCHAt : NeWBiEs Spring 2022 Learning Objects

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 18:07

This collection accompanies the IONiC VIPEr nanoCHAt video series NeWBiEs, recorded in Spring 2022. This series is comprised of weekly conversations with two IONiC members, Wes Farrell and Shirley Lin from the US Naval Academy, as they taught a foundation-level inorganic chemistry course for the first time. The LOs discussed in the videos are included in this collection.

SLiThEr #28: Covalent d-Block Organometallics: Teaching Lewis Structures and sd/sd2 Hybridization

Dr. Ulrich Fekl gave a very interesting presentation on Lewis Structures and sd/sd2 hybridization of organometallic compounds! This is the recording for SLiThEr #28. The link is

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:50

Tanabe Sugano Creative Exercise

Submitted by Janet / Kennesaw State University on Mon, 09/20/2021 - 12:56

Students are asked to provide correct, distinct, and relevant statements about a prompt which includes a coordination complex formula and a Tanabe Sugano diagram. If assigned as an in-class activity, 10 statements meeting the above criteria receive full credit.

SLiThEr #24: Live from the Summer 2021 Workshop!

This SLiThEr was broadcast from our summer 2021 workshop! More info on the workshop can be found here:

The YouTube recording is below under "Web Resources" 

See the SLiThEr Collection for links to the other SLiThErs! 


Kyle Grice / DePaul University Thu, 08/12/2021 - 23:18