Organometallic Chemistry

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode CHOMC05E
Vaknaam Organometallic Chemistry
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Organometallic Chemistry
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1. classify organometallic complexes by their electron count, oxidation state, coordination number/geometry.
2. explain the bonding and reactivity in transition metal compounds with different classes of ligands: σ- and π-bound ligands, carbonyls/phosphines and related ligands.
3. describe the elementary reactions that govern organometallic transformations, and use these to establish synthetic strategies to a desired organometallic complex and/or organic product.
4. predict the (catalytic) reactivity of a given organometallic complex on the basis of its structural features.
5. read a scientific paper in the area of organometallic chemistry and present its main findings in a succinct manner
Omschrijving The course unit Organometallic Chemistry is positioned at the interface of organic and inorganic chemistry. The unique properties, structures and types of bonds will be discussed during the lectures, with the focus on the metal-carbon bond (M-C).

This course starts with a brief summary of the properties of transition metal compounds, their coordination chemistry and electronic structure. Subsequently, the chemistry of several important classes of organometallic ‘functional groups’ will be covered. Topics include synthesis and reactivity of metal-ligand σ-bonds (alkyls, aryls, hydrides), complexes with π-bound ligands (olefins, alkynes, arenes), complexes with CO/phosphine ligands, and metal-ligand multiple bonds. Furthermore, typical reactions that these fragments undergo will be treated, with a focus on synthetically useful transformations.
In addition to traditional lectures, some recent developments from the literature will be studied.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(Work load: selfstudy 92h, lectures 22h, tutorial 6h, assignment 20h)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(written exam %, assignment 15%. completion of writing assignment (with a passing grade) is mandatory for participation in the written exam. Grade on the written exam needs to be higher than 5.5)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. E. Otten
Docent(en) prof. dr. E. Otten
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Various scientific articles.
Organometallic Chemistry (2016) Gary O. Spessard and Gary L. Miessler 9780199342679
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from Inorganic Chemistry (1st year BSc Chemistry) and (Bio-)Catalysis (3rd year BSc Chemistry)
Opmerkingen participation in the group writing assignment is mandatory.
no exam grade will be registered without completion of the writing assignment.

The course unit is often followed by, or prepares students for Chemical Catalysis.
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