Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry is a very broad area of chemistry which includes all of the elements of the periodic table, including some that are the elements usually considered to be part of organic chemistry. Some portions of inorganic chemistry deal strictly with inorganic compounds, but others are a blend of two or more other subdisciplines, such as organometallic, bioinorganic, and materials chemistry. As a result of this variety, inorganic chemistry has applications ranging from catalysis to medicine. For example, inorganic compounds are important catalysts in numerous industrial processes, including the synthesis of methanol, acetic acid, and polyethylene. Inorganic compounds are used to treat various medical conditions, such as the antitumor compound cis-Pt(NH3)2Cl2(cis-platin), and new metal-containing complexes for therapeutic and medical imaging are being developed.

The design and synthesis of new compounds and the discovery of new metalloproteins has led to the discovery of unusual and highly complex structures, many of which contain multiple metal centers. Inorganic chemistry employs the whole range of modern instrumentation to analyze and characterize new compounds, including single crystal X-ray structure determination, several types of spectroscopy, electrochemical methods, magnetic susceptibility, computational methods, and others.

For more information, go to the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

Office: BSE 1.104C
Phone: (210) 458-5461
Areas of Specialization
» Functionalization of nano-sized cavities
» Nanoparticles
» Nanoporous metal-organic frameworks
Office: BSE 4.324
Phone: (210) 458-7060
Areas of Specialization
» Bioinorganic chemistry
» Non-heme iron enzymes

Office: BSE 4.206
Phone: (210) 458-7062
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Areas of Specialization
» Cofactor biosynthesis
» Mechanistic enzymology
» Metabolism
» Oxygen activation
» Protein biochemistry
» Redox regulation

Ghezai T. Musie

Associate Professor and graduate advisor of record
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Office: BSE 1.104F
Phone: (210) 458-5454
Areas of Specialization
» Bioinorganic chemistry
» Catalysis and materials
» Green chemistry
» Inorganic chemistry
Office: BSE 4.322
Phone: (210) 458-6813
Areas of Specialization
» Conjugated polymers
» Luminescence imaging
» Photochemistry and photophysics
» Photoresponsive materials
Office: BSE 1.104B
Phone: (210) 458-5465
Areas of Specialization
» Bioinorganic chemistry
» Catalysis
» Kinetics and mechanism of inorganic reactions
» Odd-electron organometallics
» Synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry

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