Organometallic Chemistry in Catalysis
0.5 Credit

This course is an introduction to structural transformations on transition metals of importance to organic synthesis. Topics of interest include: important ligands; coordinated σ-bonds: η2-H2 and η2-CH; catalytic CH bond activation; catalytic hydrogenation; crosscoupling reactions: catalytic CC bond formation; olefin metathesis; olefin oxidation; π-allyl chemistry; olefin polymerization. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between structure and properties of metal complexes and their catalytic activity.