Universität Wien FIND

270043 VO Bioinorganic Chemistry (2021W)

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie


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Language: German

Examination dates



Die Vorlesung wird über BigBlueButton in Moodle stattfinden.
Die Termine sind Mittwochs 27.10; 3.11; 10.11; 17.11; 24.11 und 1.12. Jeweils 16:00-18:00.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Bioinorganic Chemistry is an interdisciplinary research area and deals with all aspects of metals and their biological functions, e.g., oxygen transport, toxicity of metals, etc. A general introduction in bioinorganic chemistry will be followed by a discussion of the role of the different metals like molybdenum, cobalt, zinc, copper and iron in nature . In parallel, basics in coordination chemistry will be repeated and examples of the current research will be presented.

Assessment and permitted materials

Beurteilung basiert auf mündlicher Prüfung. Keine Hilfsmittel erlaubt.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The lecture shall provide insight into the central role of coordination compounds in nature. A broad range of examples with different biologically relevant metal ions will lead the students to the understanding of fascinating processes occurring in bioinorganic chemistry.

Examination topics

PowerPoint slides

Reading list

Lehrbücher der Bioanorganischen Chemie

Association in the course directory

AC-1, BC-2, CHE II-2, UF MA CH 02b

Last modified: Fr 26.08.2022 13:28