Suggested Topics for Term papers in Inorganic Chemistry,

Chem 360 - Spring 2002


1. Hypervalent First-Row Atoms and their Compounds.

2. Electron-Spin Resonance Studies of Impurities in Solids.

3. Nuclear-Magnetic-Resonance Studies of Inorganic Coordination Compounds.

4. Nuclear-Magnetic-Resonance Studies of Solids.

5. NMR Imaging Research

6. Vapor Species in High-Temperature Systems.

7. High Presssure Inorganic Syntheses (not diamonds).

8. Synthesis of Non-stoichiometric Oxides.

9. Cluster Chemistry -- Water, C60, Metal Clusters, etc.

10. The Use of Inorganic Materials in Gas Chromatography.

11. Isotopic Syntheses

12. Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Inorganic Chemistry

13. Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance as a Tool for Inorganic Chemists.

14. Electron Transfer Processes in Inorganic Systems.

15. Properties of Superoxides and Ozonides.

16. Inorganic Carbene Analogs.

17. Shock Waves in Inorganic Chemistry

18. Preparation of Ultra-Pure Inorganic Substances

19. Kinetics of Solid State Reactions.

20. Inorganic Syntheses in Electrochemical Devices.

21. Intercalation Compounds.

22. Spectroscopy of Negative Ions.

26. Thermal Stabilities of Inorganic Coordination Compounds.

27. Hydration of Ions, Atoms or Molecules

28. Matrix-Isolation Spectroscopy as a Tool for Inorganic Chemists.

29. The Chemistry of High-Temperature Plasmas.

30. Chemical Applications of Rare-Gas Compounds (Xenon, Argon, etc.)

31. Rare-Earth Phosphors.

32. Silicon Suboxides

33. Metal Carbonyls.

34. Microwave Studies of Inorganic Molecules

35. Antiferromagnetic Materials.

36. Electron-Deficient Molecules.

37. Sandwich Compounds (Ferrocene, Titanocene, Dibenzene Chromium, etc.)

38. Chemistry in Non-aqueous Inorganic Solvents (SO2, HCl, HF, etc.)

39. Organo-germanium Chemistry

40. Inorganic Polymers

41. Coordination of N2 by Inorganic Compounds.

42. Evidence of Metal-metal Binding Interaction in Compounds Like MoAc4 etc.

(See recent articles by F. A. Cotton, L. F. Dahl, and others).

43. The "Super-heavy" Trans-Uranium Elements (Z>105)

44. ESCA, Auger and Sims - Applications in Inorganic Chemistry.

45. SEM, TEM, AFM - Applications in Inorganic Chemistry

46. Laser Raman Spectroscopy and Application to Inorganic Chemistry

47. Bio-inorganic Chemistry

48. Reactions of Atoms and Molecules in Selected Electronic States.

49. New Superconductive Materials.

50. Preparation of Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, etc.

51. Uses for Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, etc.

52. Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond, Cubic-BN, etc.

53. Can one make C3N4?

54. Fluorine Compounds and their uses.

55. Non-Electrolytic Preparations of F2.

56. Metallofullerenes.

57. Catalysis by metal ions/atoms in biological or industrial processes.

58. Metal ions/atoms in Nuclear Medicine.

59. Electron-transfer reactions in solution.

60. Inorganic ceramics.



Please choose a topic and clear it with Professor Margrave or Professor Barron before March 16.

Do not just re-hash a field; instead, review the field, describe current trends and project some ideas about the future.



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