529-0132-AAL  Inorganic Chemistry III: Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersC. Copéret
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

All other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.

This course does not offer a lecture of its own but it is linked to the course 529-0132-00L.


AbstractFundamental aspects of the organometallic chemistry ot the transition elements. Mechanistic homogeneous catalysis including oxidative additions, reductive eliminations and insertion reactions. Catalytic hydrogenation, carbonylation, C-C bond-forming and related reactions.
ObjectiveTowards an understanding of the fundamental coordination-chemical and mechanistic aspects of transition-metal chemistry relevant to homogeneous catalysis.
ContentFundamental aspects of the organometallic chemistry ot the transition elements. Mechanistic homogeneous catalysis including oxidative additions, reductive eliminations and insertion reactions. Catalytic hydrogenation, carbonylation, C-C bond-forming and related reactions.
Literature1) Robert H. Crabtree, The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, 6th Edition, Wiley, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-118-13807-6.
A relatively concise but excellent introduction to organometallic chemistry. Strong textbook character, available as E-book

2) John F. Hartwig, Organotransition Metal Chemistry. From Bonding to Catalysis, University Science Books, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-891389-53-5.
A more comprehensive standard work on organometallic chemistry. Several chapters written by various authors, partly specialized review-article style.