Course Name: Coordination Chemistry

Course abstract

It will give an excellent opportunity to study and use the century old Nobel prize winning knowledge of coordination chemistry. The study will also lead to understand the difference between a coordinated ligand and charge balancing ion in a coordination compound. Complexation reactions, stability constants, structures, geometrical and optical isomerism, bonding, reactions and reactivity will be discussed. Color and electronic, and magnetic properties will be delineated with respect to their application in analytical chemistry, industry and medicine. Use of coordination compounds of some precious metal ions will be explained in relation to homogeneous catalysis for the production of useful organic and pharmaceutically important substances.

Course Instructor

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Prof. Debashis Ray

Prof. Debashis Ray is an M. Sc. (Gold Medalist) from Burdwan University in 1985 and did his Ph. D.from IACS (degree from Jadavpur University) in 1989 and in faculty roll of IIT Kharagpur from 1990. Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry. Received INSA YS Medal in 1994 and CRSI Bronze Medal in 2007. Visited Indiana University during 1995 availing BOYSCAST fellowship of Govt of India, Oxford University in 2001 using INSA-RSC exchange program and was a Humboldt Fellow during 2002-2003 in MPI, Muelheim, Germany.

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Teaching Assistant(s)

Mousumi Biswas

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Avik Bhanja



 Course Duration : Jul-Oct 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 30-Jun-2018