Details of CH4111 (Autumn 2020)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
CH4111 Transition Metal II Arindam Mukherjee,
Swadhin Mandal

1. Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms (6L)
Ligand Substitution Reaction: Mechanism, Kinetics, Stereochemical aspects of Octahedral, Square-Planar complexes, Trans effect, Isomerization reactions (3L).
OxidationReduction Reaction: Inner-sphere reaction, Robin-Day Classification (2L)
Outer-sphere reaction (1L), Marcus Equation (2L)
Electrophilic Substitutions, Photochemical reactions(1L)

2. Bioinorganic Chemistry (15L)

Basic chemical reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions (1L)
Coenzymes (Vitamin B12); iron storage protein (1L)
Hydrolytic enzymes: Carbonic anhydrase, alkaline phosphatase, urease (2L)
Electron Transfer in proteins: Iron sulphur clusters and cytochromes (2L)
Biological Dioxygen Carriers: Functions of haemoglobin, myoglobin, hemerythrin, hemocyanine (3L)
Dioxygen reactions: Superoxide and Peroxide Dismutases. Oxidases and Oxygenases (3L)
Biological nitrogen fixation, Photosynthesis: Nitrogenase, Photosystem-I and Photosystem-II. (3L)
Metal dependent diseases, Metals in Medicine (1L)

3. Organometallic Chemistry (19L)

Historical Background and Introductory Concepts: Definition, the first few organometallic
complexes, thermodynamics and kinetics of organometallic compounds, the 18-electron rule. (3
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 (6 L)
Brief introduction to Main-Group Organometallic Chemistry (2L)
Transition metal Organometallic Chemistry: Major reaction pathways of transition metal
organometallic compounds- Oxidative addition, reductive elimination, insertion, elimination
reaction (4 L)
Homogeneous Catalysis: Hydrogenation, hydroformylation, hydrosilylation, alkene metathesis,
alkene polymerization, coupling reactions, Monsanto process (5 L)


Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Core
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 5 Not Allowed
7 MS 7 Elective
8 MS 9 Not Allowed
9 RS 1 Elective
10 RS 2 Elective