Organometallic Chemistry - CHEM530

Focuses on the transformation of organometallic compounds of transition metals

Course Directors: Keary Engle
Spring (every other year)
Credits: 3.0

The goal of this course is to introduce you to the unique properties of transition metals as prolific manipulators of organic molecules (i.e., catalysts for diverse bond-making and bond-breaking processes). We will begin by learning about the nature of the bonds between transition metals and organic ligands and the effects this bonding has on the metal and on the ligand. We will then survey fundamental transformations mediated by metals and will examine their applications to the construction of complex organic molecules and in industrial syntheses of commodity chemicals.

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