Academic Year 2017/2018 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Graziella MALANDRINO
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: CHIM/03 - General and inorganic chemistry
Taught classes: 35 hours
Exercise: 12 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Base knowledge of organometallics: synthetic procedure and properties. Importance of organometallics in today’s chemistry: applications of OM complexes in catalysis, materials science and life science.

Detailed Course Content

Storic development of organometalli chemistry. Classification of organometallics. Organometallics of main groups: synthetic procedures and reactivity. Applications of group theory in the rationalization of borane bonding. Organometallics of transition elements: Classification of ligands s-donor; Ligand s-donor/p-acceptor; ligand p-donor/p-acceptor. Group theory in the IR and Raman characterization of metallocarbonyls. Bonding in the organometallics using group theory: Symmetry and MO theory. Organometallics in catalysis: olefin hydrogenation, Monsanto cycle, Wacker cycle, olefin polymerization. Organometallics in the synthesis of film and nanoparticle materials. Organometallics in life sciences: toxicological aspects and application as therapeutic agents .

Textbook Information

Ch. Elschenbroich, J. Oliveira "Organometallics", VCH, 2006.

Miessler, Tarr, Chimica Inorganica, 2011, Piccin (Chapters 4, 13, 14, 15).