Organometallic Chemistry - Graduate level

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Organometallic Chemistry Chem. 423523 Professor Hikmat S. Hilal, Ph.D. Student Level: M.Sc. Credits: 3 (3 lectures/week). Pre-requisites: M.Sc. level Attendance: Mandatory Objectives: The course is intended to enable students to combine different skills together. In one way, the students will combine their own organic and inorganic chemistry skills together to understand non-classical coordination compounds, namely organometallics. Moreover, the students will exercise their skills in analytical and theoretical backgrounds with organometallic chemistry studies. The importance of organometallics in contemporary advanced applications of chemistry, such as catalysis and synthesis, are also targeted. The course enables the student to know more about the state-of-the-art concepts of organometallics, and enables him/her to further study and search in the field. Course Description: This course is totally devoted to give an in-depth treatment of the subject, with more bias to transition organometallics. Rigorous treatment of bonding and structure in main-group and transition metal organometallic compounds is presented. Descriptive chemistry of organometallics is also presented, while focusing on synthesis, reactions and applications in catalysis and organic synthesis. Evaluation: One 1st hour exam: 22% (Week 5) 1 Lecture One student presentation: 20% (within Weeks 6-10) 1 Lecture Participation 10% Final Examination: 50% (week 16) 2 Lectures Course outline: I. Introductory remarks 4 lecture II. Main group organometallics 4 lectures III. Bonding and structure in T.M. Organometallics (The 18 electron rule, metal alkyl complexes, metal-olefins, metal-allyls, metal-dienes, metal-cyclic unsaturated, metal carbonyls, and metal carbonyl clusters. 24 lectures IV. Descriptive chemistry (synthesis and reactivity) 6 lectures V. Applications of organometallics (catalysis and organic synthesis) 6 lectures Exams 4 lectures Total lectures (including exams): 48 lectures ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Intended Learning Outcomes: Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to: - Able to use bonding theories in understanding structure of organometallic chemistry - Able to explain structure and reactivity of different classes of organometallics - Able to predict mechanisms of organometallic compound reactions and fluxional behavors - Explain roles of organometallic compounds in catalyzing reactions - Find ways to prepare different classes of organometallic compounds - Use advanced methods in characterizing organometallic compounds References: a) Library reference books, such as: 1) Advances in Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 1-25, ed. Stone. 2) Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 1- 8, ed. Wilkinson, Abel and Stone. 3) Current journals such as J. Organometallic Chemistry, Organometallics, online journals, and others. b) Books: 1) General Inoprganic Chewmistry books 2) R. Crabtree, the Organometallic Chemistry of the Transitions Metals, J. Wiley. 3) Ch. Elschenbroich and A. Salser, Organometallics: A Conincise Introduction, 2nd ed., VCH (Stuttgart, (1991). 4) H.S.Hilal, Bonding and Structure in Transition Metal Organometallic Chemistry. 5) J. Collman, L.S. Hegedus, J. R. Norton and R. G. Fink, Principles and Applications of Organotransition Metal Chemistry, University Science Books. 6) A. Pearson, Metallo-organic Chemistry, J. Wiley & Sons. 7) Cotton and Wilkinson, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 5th ed., J. Wiley. c) Other references, such as internet search, … etc. Prepared by: H. S. Hilal Date: Feb. 2013