COMPOSITION of water, POLYMERS, CATALYSTS, INORGANIC chemistry, and POWER resources
The article discusses research on how the light-induced splitting of water into oxygen and hydrogen generates storable polymers and chemical fuels that could be used to address the world's energy demands. Particular attention is also given to the use of inorganic materials as semiconductor catalysts for such splits.
ZHAI Quan-guo, LI Shu-ni, JIANG Yu-cheng, and HU Man-cheng
Research & Exploration in Laboratory; Feb2014, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p155-160, 6p
EXPERIMENTAL methods in education, COORDINATION polymers synthesis, INORGANIC chemistry, TRIAZOLES, LIGANDS, X-ray diffraction, and INFRARED spectra
In the past decade, coordination polymer as an interdisciplinary field has expanded rapidly and aUracted much interest of chemistry and materials. However, to the best of our knowledge, the coordination polymer is not involved in the inorganic chemistry experimental teaching up to now. Herein, on the base of our research, we introduce a synthetic experimental teaching of the synthesis and characterizations of the [Cu2I(DETRZ)]n coordination polymer constructed from 3,5-diethy-1,2,4-triazole ligand and [Cu4I4] cubane-like cluster. The foUowing experimental processes are included in this experiment : the synthesis and separation of triazole ligand, the solvothermal synthesis of coordination polymer, the single-crystal data coHection and solution, the crystal structure description, the powder X-ray diffraction, the infrared spectra analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, and so on. The coordination polymer experiment presented in this paper is simple and reliable, which combines the inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and crystaHography, and effectively helps the undergraduates to learn the frontier of inorganic chemistry and coordination chemistry. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
SOLID state chemistry, CURRICULUM, CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, STRUCTURAL analysis (Science), INORGANIC chemistry, and EDUCATION
The article describes a course in undergraduate solid state chemistry that integrates the main concepts of crystallography which is also considered as an attempt to create a course in applied crystallography. The course introduces structure analysis techniques and links them to courses in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry to bring the fundamentals of the science closer to chemists, material scientists and biologists. The experience of teaching this course proved that the merging of chemistry and crystallography is synergistic.