Organometallic Chemistry (3) Organometallic compounds and their use in catalysis and organic synthesis.
CHEM 517 Organometallic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 517 provides a graduate-level foundation to a broad range of topics in organotransition metal chemistry with a particular emphasis on catalytic applications in polymer chemistry and organic synthesis. The course assumes a B.S.–level understanding of inorganic and organic chemistry. Topics to be covered include the following: basic principles of bonding and structure, elementary reaction mechanisms, and catalytic applications including olefin insertion reactions, cycloisomerization reactions, carbenoid chemistry including olefin metathesis, carbonylations, reactivity of metal allyl complexes, cross coupling and related C–C bond formations, oxidations, reductions and alkylations. Upon successful completion of this course, students can expect to: 1) understand basic concepts in bonding and molecular structure of organometallic compounds, 2) be able to connect electronic and molecular structure with chemical reactivity, 3) describe organometallic reactivity in a mechanistically rigorous fashion, 4) be familiar with common catalytic paradigms that rely on organometallic catalysts, 5) be equipped to critically evaluate the modern primary literature in this field.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.