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IJS – Odsek za anorgansko kemijo in tehnologijo
Fields of work

Structure of Department of inorganic chemistry and technology and research areas are:

  • Inorganic fluorine chemistry
  • Syntheses of inorganic materials with special characteristics
  • Chemical technology
  • Analytical laboratory
  • Education and promotion of science

 

Inorganic fluorine chemistry

fw_materIn the field of inorganic fluorine chemistry the department has been active already for the last forty years. Important fields of research in the syntheses of inorganic compounds are: syntheses and characterization of new coordination compounds with fluorides as ligands (XeF2, XeF4, KrF2, AsF3, HF, etc), syntheses and characterization of ternary fluorides with use of metathetical reactions, use of photochemical reactions and use of elementary fluorine for syntheses of new and some already known binary and ternary fluoride compounds.

 

RESEARCHERS: Asst. prof. Gašper TavčarDr. Zoran MazejAsst. prof. Evgeny GoreshnikDr. Melita Tramšek – Dr. Matic Lozinšek

 

Syntheses of inorganic materials with special characteristics

fw_mater2Most important research fields of chemical technology are: purification of smoke gases with intense work on desulphurisation, disabling and removal of pollutants which occur during incineration of waste material, use of waste material as secondary raw materials, risk assessment for work with dangerous substances, use of chemometric methods on environmental data analysis, on analysis of process parameters and on making of hybrid models, detecting of specific pollutants in environment and food chain.

 

RESEARCHERS: Asst. prof. Tomaž SkapinDr. Adolf JesihAsst. prof. Gašper TavčarDr. Zoran MazejTine Oblak, Msc

 

Chemical technology and research for sustainable development

fw_techMost important research fields of chemical technology are: purification of smoke gases with intense work on desulphurisation, disabling and removal of pollutants which occur during incineration of waste material, use of waste material as secondary raw materials, risk assessment for work with dangerous substances, use of chemometric methods on environmental data analysis, on analysis of process parameters and on making of hybrid models, detecting of specific pollutants in environment and food chain.

 

RESEARCHERS: Asst. prof. Marko GerbecDr. Robert KocjančičPeter Frkal, Msc

 

Analytical laboratory

fw_analAnalytical laboratory is integral part of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology. Speciality of laboratory is analytical chemistry of fluorine. The main function of the laboratory is to provide the information on elemental composition of inorganic samples synthesized in the department’s laboratories. Beside the regular analyses laboratory also provides determination of some other parameters which are required for characterization of organic compounds, waste gases, waste waters and other environmental pollutions. This analyses are made mostly for the need of department’s synthesis laboratories, chemical technology group of department or as service to other customers.

 

RESEARCHERS: Asst. prof. Maja Ponikvar-Svet

 

Education and promotion of science

fw_solaThe department is also engaged in several research projects with secondary school students. Further, in 1992 the School of Experimental Chemistry for secondary school students was established at this department. The school is organized as one-week courses. The programme of the courses comprises of various interesting experiments in the field of general and inorganic chemistry performed by the students themselves. Through these experiments they learn basic laws in chemistry and find chemistry an interesting and “friendly” subject.

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RESEARCHERS: Tomaž Ogrin, MScDr. Melita Tramšek