The nature of the chemical bond in organometallic compunds of the main-group metals and d- and f-block of the transition-metals. Synthesis and structure. Properties of the metal alkyls, aryls, hydrides. Pi-complexes. Carbene and carbyne complexes of the transition metals. Metal complexes as catalysts (homogenous, heterogenous), reactions of industrial significance catalysed by the metal complexes (alkene hydrogenation, hydroformilation of alkenes, oxidation of alkenes, metathesis of alkenes, polymerization of alkenes, Heck reaction).
In the scope of the seminar the sudents individualy by themselfs disscuss the current topics in that area on the basis of original scientific articles or reviews.
Expected competences to be acquired:
Student will be able:
- to interpret important synthetic pathways in organic and inorganic chemistry
- to describe structure and reactivity
- to apply present models for understanding and explanation of experimental results
- to present scientific issues in argued manner (written and orally) to an informed listeners
- to track by itself development of the new knowledge in chemistry and offer professional opinion regarding their scope and potential implementation
- to actively participate in scientific research during graduate study
- Ch. Elschenbroich, Organometallics, 3rd Ed., Wiley & VCH, Weinheim, 2006.
2. J. Hartwig, Organotransition Metal Chemistry - from Bonding to Catalysis, University Science Books, Sausalito, California, 2010.
3. R. H. Crabtree, The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, 4th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2005.