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.
The student will have acquired a solid and broad theoretical basis to understand metallo-organic chemistry. This means that the student