Chemistry

Organometallic Chemistry 1

Module code: F1089
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Workshop, Lecture, Practical
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module focuses on the chemistry of organometallic compounds of the elements - that is molecular complexes containing metal-carbon bonds and/or metal-hydrogen bonds.

You will look at the principles which govern the synthesis, structure, bonding, and industrially important catalytic chemistry of this class of compounds, and the reaction mechanisms associated with the latter.

Module learning outcomes

  • Electron count and assign oxidation states of organo-transition metal complexes
  • Understand the principles which govern the synthesis, structure and reactivity of s-, p-, and d-block elements
  • Understand the principles which govern the synthesis, structure, bonding and reactivity of Pi-complexes of the transition metals
  • Understand the principles and mechanisms of a range of industrially important processes catalysed by organometallic complexes