Course: Organometallic Chemistry II

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Course title Organometallic Chemistry II
Course code KOANCH/C109
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Erben Milan, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Růžička Aleš, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
History of organometallic chemistry, ferrocene, Zeisse's salt, applicaton and variability of organotransition metal complexes, 18-electron rule, hapticity of Cp ligand, examples. Termodynamic stability vs kinetic lability, beta-elimination, blocking of free coordination sites, Bredt's rule, ligand without beta-hydrogens. Bonding in organotransiton metal complexes, MO schemes of metal-ligand interactions (alkyl, CO, multiple bonds, ethylene, dihydrogen). Phosphine ligand and its electronic and sterical properties, Tollman's angle, pi-acceptors, chiral phosphines, chelates. Other co-ligands (aryloxides, imides, calixarenes, silsesquioxanes, pyrazolylborates, cyclic polyenes, carbaboranes, pincer ligands). Alkyl coomplexes (preparation, properties, stability), perfluoroalkyl complexes (preparation, properties, stability). Alkyl coomplexes (preparation, properties, stability of sqare-shaped complexes, SNAr catalysed by palladium(0) complexes) Carbene complexes (Schrock, Fischer, preparation, properties, reactivity). Olefin metathesis, Tebbe's reagent. Isonitriles, cumulenylidenes. Kabribe complexes (synthesis, structure). Complexes with unspecified hapto-bond, olefin complexes (preparation, properties, reactivity, Wacker process), alkyne complexes (preparation, properties, alkyn as a bridging ligand, cyclooligomerization of alkynes). Allyl complexes (structure, synthesis, reactivity). Allyl intermediates in the industrial processes, nucleophilic substitution on the allyl compounds. Dienyl and trienyl complexes (preparation, structure). Rule of Davies-Mingos. Butadienyl complexes (structure, preparation, reactivity). Pi-complexes of cyclic hydrocarbons (structure, aromaticity). Cyclopropenyl complexes (structure, preparation, bondig fashions of [C3R3]+ fragment). Cyclobutadienyl complexes (structure, preparation, Pettit reagent). Metallocenes (MO scheme, structure, preparation, properties, reactivity). Application of metallocenes (catalysis, synthesis, physics, biology). Arene complexes (structure, preparation, properties), cocondensation. Tropylium ligand, COT complexes. Organometallic complexes of heterocyclic systems. Industrial catalysis by organotransition metal complexes (Fischer-Tropsch, hydroformylation, hydrogenation, isomerisation of olefines, alkene metathesis, Monsanto process, Wacker process, polymerization of olefines). Organotransition metal complexes in organic synthesis. C-H bond activation, C-C coupling (complexes of Cu, Cr, Co and Pd). Formation of C=C double bond (Ti, Cr, carbene complexes). Oxidation and reduction of organic substrates. Organometalic complexes of lanthanides and actinides (brief survey, preparation, properties, structure, application).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
The subject "Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds II" deals with organometallic complexes of transition metals. The versatility of organometallic compounds, their preparation, properties and the use in various branches of chemistry is discussed. Particular attention is focused on organometallics that are commonly used in industrial catalysis.
Student will be able to choose right methods for the synthesis of various organotransition metal complexes after graduation.
Subject is closely connected with subject C057 (Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds I)

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

1-2 written exams during the semester, obtained results are included to classification rating (30%). Final written exam is followed with oral examination.
Recommended literature
  • Bochman, M. Organometallics 1 - 2. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 1994.
  • Elschenbroich Ch. Organometallics (Third, Completely Revised and Extended Edition). VCH Weinheim, 2006.
  • Elschenbroich Ch., Salzer A. Organometallics (A Concise Introduction. Second, Revised Edition). VCH Weinheim, 1992.
  • Hill, A.F. Organotransition Metal Chemistry. Oxford, UK, 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic ane Bioinorganic Chemistry (2015) Chemistry courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic ane Bioinorganic Chemistry (2016) Chemistry courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic ane Bioinorganic Chemistry (2013) Chemistry courses 2 Winter