CH 547 : Organometallic Chemistry/Catalysis


Introduction; factors guiding metal-carbon bond formation; general synthetic methods for Main Group organometallics, structure and bonding of alkali, alkaline-earth organometallics, EAN rule, classification of carbon-based ligands by donor atoms and no of electrons donated by the ligand, sigma-donor and pi-acceptor-; transition metal organometallics; reactivity studies, applications of organometallic compounds in homogenous catalysis; hydrogenation, carbonylation, metal-mediated C-X (X = C, heteroatom) bond formations, olefin metathesis and Zieglar-Natta polymerization, stereochemistry, applications in asymmetric synthesis.

Text References

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