In the spring of 2015 Prof. Berry, who was on sabbatical at Emory University, delivered a series of lectures entitled “Recent Advances in Structure, Bonding, and Reactivity of Transition Metal Compounds”. A synopsis of the course is below:
“We will review some basic concepts of bonding theories and apply them to understand the structures and reactivity of transition metal compounds. There will be a special emphasis on compounds with metal-metal bonds, including those relevant to catalysis. Case studies will focus on the use of various techniques to probe electronic structure such as NMR spectroscopy, EPR spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, transient absorption spectroscopy, electrochemical methods, and modern computational chemistry.”
While this course was delivered at Emory University, it was broadcast over our VidYo system to all interested members of the CCHF. At each session we had multiple institutes online, with anywhere between 40-65 participants joining us by video conference.
Prof. Berry delivered six talks over an eight week period, each 90 minutes long.
These were recorded and will be edited to form part of the CCHF’s OPEN project.
The titles of talks are given below:
Session 1: Valence Bond Theory and Molecular Orbital Theory
Session 2: Metal-Ligand Multiple Bonding and Metal-Metal Multiple Bonding
Session 3: Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Session 4: Electronic Spectroscopy of Multiply-Bonded Compounds
Session 5: EPR Spectroscopy of M2 Compounds and Electrochemical Methods
Session 6: Modern Computational Chemistry