ĶOS551 Organic Chemistry of Transition Metals

Code ĶOS551
Name Organic Chemistry of Transition Metals
Status Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Faculty Department of Chemical Technology of Biologically Active Compounds
Academic staff Edgars Sūna, Māra Jure
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course is intended to educate students about the major topics of contemporary organometallic chemistry, with an emphasis on the applications of organotransition metal complexes in catalysis and in organic chemistry..
Structure of organotransition metal complexes, principles of metal-ligands interaction and bonding will be surveyed at the outset of the course. Subsequently, fundamental reaction types of organotransition metal complexes will be studied, including: substitution of ligands, oxidative addition, reductive elimination, migratory insertion, beta-elimination, attack on coordinated ligands etc. The presentation will be focused on the use of organotransition metal complexes in homogeneous catalysis and in organic chemistry, including industrial applications. For the most important synthetic processes involving organometallic compounds, a mechanism and a catalytic cycle will be analyzed. The survey of organometallic reactions and processes will be based on the most recent publications and reviews.
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To provide knowledge about bonding and structure as well as properties and reactivity of organotransition metal complexes; to propose mechanism and catalytic cycle for reactions involving organometallic compounds, to identify critical parameters of reaction and provide solutions to improve the outcome of the process
Learning outcomes
and assessment
students will be able to acquire knowledge about bonding and structure as well as properties and reactivity of organotransition metal complexes - midterm exams
students will be able to propose mechanism and catalytic cycle for reactions involving organometallic compounds, identify critical parameters of reaction and provide solutions to improve the outcome of the process - midterm exams
students will be able to improve skills to employ organotransition metal catalysts for synthesis of target organic compounds - midterm exams
students will be able to understand and read critically research papers related to organotransition metal chemistry - presentation of an oral report about the recent research publication in the topic of the course
Course prerequisites Knowledge in organic chemistry, comprehensive understanding of organic reaction mechanisms

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