Learning outcomes of the course unit
A good understanding of concepts currently used to describe the metal-ligand interactions in metallorganic compounds employed as catalysts.
Course contents summary
The nature of the metal-carbon (M-C) bond and factors which contribute to its stability. The classification of organic ligands. Hydrides. Main-group metallorganic compounds containing: Li, Na, Mg, B, Al, Si, Sn, P. Metal based compounds of d- and f-block. Principles of orbital interaction, electron counting, and fragment molecular orbital method. Correlation theory-experiment: spectroscopic measurements, magnetic measurements, and chiroptical measurements.
Ch. Elschenbroich, A. Salzer. Organometallics. Second edition, 1992. VCH(Germany).
F. Basolo, R. Johnson. Coordination chemistry. Science reviews, 1986. Northwood.
B. N. Figgis. M. A. Hitchman. Ligand field theory and its applications, 2000. Wiley - VCH, New York.