Details of CH4101 (Autumn 2018)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
CH4101 Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis Swadhin Mandal

1. Historical Background and Introductory Concepts): Definition, the first few organometallic complexes, thermodynamics and kinetics of organometallic compounds, the 18-electron rule.
2. Different types organometallic bonding: Metal- alkyls, aryls, hydrides, organometallic bonding with multiple bonds, complexes of pi-bound ligands such as carbonyls, phosphine complexes, MO theory of organometallic complexes, isolobal analogy.
3. Main-Group Organometallic Compounds and application in organic synthesis: Overview of preparation methods, organometallic compounds of alkali metals, organometallic compounds of alkaline earth metals, organometallic compounds of the boron group, organometallic compounds of zinc.
4. Transition metal Organometallic Chemistry: Major reaction pathways of transition metal organometallic compounds- Oxidative addition, reductive elimination, insertion, elimination reaction, nucleophilic and electrophilic addition and abstraction.
5. Homogeneous Catalysis and Application in Organic Synthesis: Hydrogenation, hydroformylation, hydrosilylation, hydroboration, alkene metathesis, alkene isomerization, hydroamination, coupling reactions, polymerization, CO2 activation, C-H activation, C-C activation, click catalysis, oxidation reaction.

1. The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, by Robert H. Crabtree, Wiley, (2005).

2. Organometallics by Christoph Elschenbroich, Wiley-VCH, (2006).

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Core
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 7 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective