This course introduces the organometallic chemistry of the transition metals and main group elements with emphasis on common structural features and basic reaction types. The role of organometallic complexes in catalysis is also explored.
Students enrolled in this course will
- Learn to find and read primary literature and investigate some of the current research within the field of organometallic chemistry.
- Be able to read, understand, and communicate recent advances in the field of organometallic chemistry and explain the significance of these results.
- Have a basic understanding of fundamental principles of organotransition-metal chemistry and how chemical properties are affected by metals and ligands
- Understand important applications of organometallic homogenous catalysis in the production of large- scale-(bulk) and smaller-scale (fine-chemicals) productions