Credits: 5

Schedule: 30.10.2018 - 05.12.2018

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student will have a basic knowledge about transition metal complexes. Student will be familiar with the geometry and reactivity of complexes. Student will know the most important reactions and their mechanisms.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is an introduction to transition metal-mediated organic chemistry. Student will be familiar with the reaction mechanism related to Organometallic chemistry. Student will have understanding of different properties that certain organometallic complexes have: Electron count, basicity, electrophility/nucleophilicity, ligand strength/exchange). The main focus will be in homogeneous catalytic systems that are currently used in both academia and industry.
Emphasis will be given to the understanding of properties of organometallic complexes and their interaction with substrates.

My own reaction: Students get their own reaction that they will work through whole course
Portfolio: Will describe the work done in My Own Reaction.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, problem sessions.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h
Problem sessions 10 h
My Own Reaction 20 h
Portfolio 30h
Independent homework 50 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A part of the course CHEM-E4265 Advanced Synthesis (10 cr)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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