Synthesis and Technique in Inorganic Chemistry
Third Edition

Gregory S. Girolami
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Thomas B. Rauchfuss
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Robert J. Angelici
Iowa State University


Part I. Solid State Chemistry

Experiment 1--High-Temperature Synthesis of the Superconductor YBa2Cu3O7
Experiment 2--The Layered Solids VOPO4(H2O)2 and VO(HPO4)(H2O)0.5
Experiment 3--The Molecular Sieve Zeolite-X

Part II. Main Group Chemistry

Experiment 4--The Borane-Amine Adduct BH3NH2C(CH3)3
Experiment 5--Buckminsterfullerene, C60, and Its Electrochemistry
Experiment 6--Vacuum-Line Synthesis of GeH4
Experiment 7--Tin Chemistry: Coordination Complexes and Organometallic Derivatives
Experiment 8--Synthesis of (C6H5)2PCH2CH2P(C6H5)2 in Liquid Ammonia
Experiment 9--Electrolytic Synthesis of K2S2O8

Part III. Coordination Chemistry

Experiment 10--Ion Exchange Separation of Chromium Complexes
Experiment 11--Metal-Metal Quadruple Bonds
Experiment 12--The Magnetic Susceptibility of Mn(acac)3
Experiment 13--Cobalt Ammines and their Ligand Substitution Kinetics
Experiment 14--Optical Resolution of Co(en)33+
Experiment 15--Metal Dithiolenes and the Use of Quaternary Ammonium Salts

Part IV. Organometallic Chemistry

Experiment 16--The Metal-Arene Complex [1,3,5-C6H3(CH3)3]Mo(CO)3
Experiment 17--Organo-iron Chemistry: (C5H5)2Fe2(CO)4 and (C5H5)Fe(CO)2(CH3)
Experiment 18--The Metal Carbonyl Cluster Fe3(CO)12
Experiment 19--Microscale Synthesis of Vaska's Complex
Experiment 20--The Air-Sensitive Sandwich Complex Nickelocene

Part V. Bioinorganic Chemistry

Experiment 21--Cobaloximes: Models of Vitamin-B12 Coenzymes
Experiment 22--Amino Acid Complexes: Stability Constants of Ni(glycinate)n(2 - n)+
Experiment 23--Bioinorganic Coordination Chemistry: Copper (II) Tetraphenylporphyrinate
Notes to the Instructor
NMR and Mass Spectra