Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:23
My Notes

This literature discussion is based on a paper describing the nucelophilic attack on a coordinated arene (Organometallics, 2015, 34, 4626). The basic goal is to devise a catalytic method for converting an alkene into a phenol. While the authors do not accomplish that goal, they do manage to present a series of steps that would be the basis for a catalytic cycle. The compounds are relatively straightforward, and while there are some additional reactions that might be a little complicated for students, they should be able to get through the main parts of the short paper.

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Questions for students 17.52 KB
Learning Goals

Upon completing this LO students should be able to

  1. Use the CBC method to count electrons in the iridium compounds in this paper
  2. Describe the bonding interaction between a metal and an arene
  3. Discuss nucleophilic attack on a coordinated arene
  4. Rationalize the point of attack on a substituted arene
Time Required
50 minutes or so
Evaluation Methods

This was developed after the semester in which I teach this material. I look forward to using it next fall and I hope to post some evaluation data at that point.

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