||Aims & Learning Objectives: |
To develop an understanding of modern homogeneous catalytic processes and the organometallic reactions that help to underpin them. After studying this Unit, students should be able to:
* Appreciate catalytic cycles and their mechanisms.
Organometallic reactions - oxidative addition, migratory insertion; Examples of catalytic reactions. Monsanto process, hydroformylation and hydrogenation reactions. Alkene polymerisation and metathesis. C-H bond functionalisation as future goal.