Academic Year 2018/2019 - 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.

Course Structure

The course will be carried out through lectures and a series of exercises in which the concepts of group theory will be applied to the study of metallorganic molecules.

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).