Academic Year 2018/2019 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Santo DI BELLA
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: CHIM/03 - General and inorganic chemistry
Taught classes: 35 hours
Exercise: 12 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Application of organometallic compounds to catalysis and advanced materials.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons

Detailed Course Content

Organometallic Chemistry

  • Introduction to organometallic chemistry: classification; nomenclature; reactivity;
  • Organometallic chemistry of main group elements: synthesis, structure and general properties;
  • Molecular orbital diagrams of transition metal complexes;
  • Organometallic chemistry of transition elements. Metal hydrocarbyls, metal olefins, metal carbonyls; metal cyclopentadienyls, metal hydrides: synthesis, structure and properties.
  • Reaction steps of transition metal catalyzed reactions;
  • Homogeneous catalysis by transition metal complexes;
  • Organometallic materials for nonlinear optics.

Textbook Information

  1. Slides of the lessons in English.
  2. C. Elschenbroich, A. Salzer “Organometallics“ second edition, VCH, Weinheim.
  3. F. A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C. A. Murillo, M. Bochmann “Advanced Inorganic Chemistry” sixth edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
  4. G. L. Miessler, D. A. Tarr “Inorganic Chemistry” Third Edition, Pearson.