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Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry


Contact Information:

Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
(A.I.Virtasen aukio 1)
P.O. Box 55
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Head of the Laboratory
Markku Leskelš
Phone: +358-2941 50195

Mrs. Raija Jussila
Phone: +358-2941 50197

Chemical Crystallography


X-ray diffraction has for years been an important tool in the laboratory in characterizing crystalline compounds in the form of a single crystal, powder or thin film. Also applications utilizing X-ray reflectance have increased when studying thin films. In the single crystal studies a cooling device using liquid nitrogen allows data collection from organometallic and volatile compounds, many of which are unstable at room temperature. Samples used in structure determinations vary from inorganic to organic compounds via various metal complexes and organometallic compounds.

These pages give a brief overview of the research activities. For more details, please see the latest annual report of the Department of Chemistry or contact the Head of the Laboratory.