Introduction to Organometallic Chemistry (F1089)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

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.


43%: Lecture
57%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)


40%: Coursework (Problem set, Report)
60%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 61 hours of contact time and about 89 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.