CHE-640 (Fall 2017)
THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
CHE-640 Chemical Crystallography
Course Description: An introduction to x-ray crystallography with an emphasis on applications of interest to synthetic chemists. The fundamentals of X-ray crystallography of small molecules, including symmetry and diffraction physics are covered using actual structure determinations. The modern language and methods of crystallography are given in their correct context. The course has both lecture and laboratory components, and these are taught concurrently.
Textbooks: The course does not follow any particular text, but the following would likely prove to be quite useful.
"Crystal Structure Determination" by Werner Massa (English translation by Bob Gould). Springer.
"X-Ray Crystallography" by Greg Girolami. University Science Books.
Notes: These will be added here as needed.
Links: A list of some useful websites.
Homework: These will be added as needed.
Exams: These will be added as needed.
Extras: Additional stuff that may be of use will be put here.