KJE-3308 Metal-Organic Compounds in Organic Synthesis - 10 ECTS
Organometallic chemistry is the chemistry of transition metals used in organic synthesis and is routinely used by synthetic chemists.
The course starts with the description of organometallic complexes in terms of electron configuration, bonding and structure. Reaction mechanisms and reactivity of complexes containing different transition metals and ligands are then introduced and applied in the analysis of complex synthetic transformations.
After passing the exam, you as a student will:
- know how to use the 18-electron rule
- understand how to determine the oxidation state of metals in complexes
- have an understanding of bonding in organometallic complexes
- recognize different organometallic reaction mechanisms
- be capable of drawing reaction mechanisms for organometallic reactions
- have the ability to compare the reactivity of catalysts
- recognize the most common named reactions
- be able to deduce the reaction mechanism of organometallic reactions
- be able to follow reaction sequences in scientific literature
- know how to choose organometallic reagents for complex transformations
- have knowledge about the most common named organometallic reactions
Four hour written examination. Examination questions will be given in English, and may be answered either in English or Norwegian/Scandinavian language. Lettergrades (A-F).
Coursework requirements: Students will give (at least) one lecture during the course and must have approved 3 individual writing assignments.
Candidates who do not pass the exam may register for a continuation exam.