CHE-640 Chemical Crystallography
Course description: An introduction to single-crystal 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 book, but most introductory
texts should cover all the basics in sufficient detail. In particular, the following
might 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: Will be added after each lecture.
Homework: Assignments will be added as they are set.
Exams: To be added as needed.
Final: To be added as needed.