Inorganic Chemistry I;
Inorganic Chemistry II;
Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry;
Foundation Chemistry Laboratory I;
Foundation Chemistry Laboratory II;
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Postgraduate: Concepts in Polymer Chemistry
Research Field 1. Functional silicon polymers: investigation of functionality-structure-property relationship for optically active helical polymers; how polymers can be used to transfer information. 2. Organosilicon chemistry: synthesis and properties of novel heteroatom-substituted polysilanes and their model compounds. 3. Organo-transition metal chemistry: synthesis, structure and dynamic properties of platinum metal complexes of chalcogen-alkene ligands (models of catalytic systems).
Example Publications 1. The First Optically Active Polygermanes: Preferential Screw Sense Helicity of Enantiopure Chiral-substituted Aryl Polygermanes and Comparison with Analogous Polysilanes, M. Motonaga, H. Nakashima, S. Katz, D. H. Berry, T. Imase, S. Kawauchi, J. Watanabe, M. Fujiki and J. R. Koe, J. Organomet. Chem. 2003, 685, 44-50. 2. Heteroatom Polysilylenes, J. R. Koe and M. Fujiki, Silicon Chemistry,2002, 2, 77-87. 3. Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Heteroatom Polysilylenes: Poly(dialkoxysilylene)s and Evidence for Silicon Ð-Oxygen n Mixing Interaction, J. R. Koe, M. Motonaga, M. Fujiki and R. West, Macromolecules2001, 34, 706-712. 4. Temperature-dependent Helix-helix Transition of Optically Active Diarylpolysilane, J. R. Koe, Michiya Fujiki, Masao Motonaga and Hiroshi Nakashima, Chem. Commun. 2000, 389-390. 5. Platinum and Rhodium Complexes of Dialkenyltelluroether Ligands: Synthesis, Dynamic Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Crystal Structure of cis-Dibromo(3,3,7,7-tetramethyl-5-tellura-3,7-disilanona-1,8-diene)platinum(II), E. W. Abel, J. R. Koe, M. B. Hursthouse, K. M. A. Malik and M. Mazid, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans.1994, 2645-2650.