Lecturers and Teaching Assistants
Dr. Moran Feller
Course Schedule and Location
Monday, 11:15 - 13:00, Perlman, Rm 404
Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points
Chemical Sciences: Lecture; Elective; Core; 3.00 points
Chemical Sciences (Materials Science Track): Lecture; Elective; Core; 3.00 points
(1) The courses that are attended by less than 4 students will be cancelled
(2) Cluster - Organic/Inorganic
Student should accomplish compulsory courses in Inorganic and Organic Chemistry prior to this course (BSc level).
Attendance and participation
Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)
- Structure and Bonding: brief overview of transition metal orbitals, electron counting, formal oxidation state, 18-e rule, geometries for transition metal complexes (Crystal Field Theory, MO description), σ- and π-bonding, metal-metal bonding.
- Comprehensive survey of types of ligands for TM complexes, and their electronic and steric properties. Typical spectroscopic methods and techniques for the characterization of TM complexes.
- Chemical processes on TM: ligand exchange, oxidative addition, reductive elimination, migratory insertion, nucleophilic attack on the ligand. Mechanisms and synthetic outcomes.
- Selected representative applications of TM complexes in catalysis: mechanistic and practical view.
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Understand fundamentals of organometallic chemistry from the inorganic, organic and catalytic standpoints.
- Analyze metal complexes and their ligands, understand their steric and electronic parameters;
- Understand typical chemical processes associated with metal complexes including their mechanistic features.
- Understand mechanisms and applications of basic organic transformations catalyzed by TM complexes.
- R. H. Crabtree "The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals";
- J. Hartwig "Organotransition Metal Chemistry: From Bonding to Catalysis";
- J. P. Collman, L. S. Hegedus, J. R. Norton, R. G. Finke "Principles and Applications of Organotransition Metal Chemistry"