Introduction to Organometallic Chemistry
Module code: F1089
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Workshop, Lecture, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination
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