This is a set of 36 slides with an overview on the history, production, industrial applications, coordination and organometallic chemistry of the lanthanides. This is a condensed version of a semester long course for graduate students. It does not include any lanthanides spectroscopy. Some of the content was obtained from Prof. Jean-Claude Bunzli's lectures on lanthanides and actinides.
Students should gain an overview of the importance and ubiquitous nature of the lanthanides in industrial applications, along with a brief brush with some seminal examples of coordination and organometallic chemistry.