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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



The research activities of the laboratory comprise topics in both materials chemistry and coordination chemistry. In materials chemistry thin films, powders and single crystals are studied, the main emphasis being in thin films and in particular in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). The laboratory leads the Finnish Centre of Excellence in ALD ( Coordination chemistry research has four main areas: coordination compounds for catalysts, synthesis of volatile complexes for thin film preparation, chemical crystallography of a large variety of different types of complexes and complexation equilibrium studies in solution.

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.