Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis (F1001)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module builds substantially on areas and concepts introduced in the second year Organometallic module.

The emphasis is mainly descriptive rather than deeply theoretical, but you'll learn about some of the fundamental aspects of bonding and electronic structure.

Specific topics covered in the module include:

  • organometallic compounds of the transition metals and f-elements containing -bound 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-membered aromatic rings
  • the application of organometallic compounds of main group and transition metals in the polymerisation of alpha-olefins
  • the activation of H-H, C-H, and N-N bonds by organometallic complexes.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: