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CH30162: Advanced organometallic chemistry

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CH20147 OR take CH20148
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide insight into the reactive chemistry of selected organometallic species and to outline the underlying principles of structure and bonding.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this unit, students should be able to:
* Describe the simple metal ligand bonding interactions in metal π-complexes
* Predict the reactivity of 18-electron complexes bearing hydrocarbon ligands
* Give examples of reactions of organometallic complexes with electrophiles and nucleophiles
* Predict the metal framework structure of transition metal clusters
* Outline the general synthetic techniques involved in the synthesis of low nuclearity transition metal clusters
* Describe the isolobal principle
* Describe the role of organometallics in catalysis.

Numeracy (F, A), Problem solving (T, F, A), Scientific writing (f, A), Independent working (F), Group working (F).

The unit will provide insight to selected aspects of advanced organometallic chemistry. An overview of the bonding and reactivity of metal carbon σ,π donor/π acceptor ligands will be given. The unit will build on the concepts of the 18 electron rule and metal-metal bonding and introduce aspects of transition metal cluster chemistry (esp. synthesis, structure, bonding and reactivity). Introduction to the isolobal principle will introduce be used to develop concepts and ideas in metal-metal bonded and metal-carbon (element) multiple bonded systems (e.g. metal carbenes carbynes, and higher metal cumulenes). The unit will describe the role of organometallic species in catalysis for selected examples.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30162 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFB07 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry (Year 3)
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)