Course Title : Chemistry of Organometallic Complexes

Code 10H210
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Mon 2nd
Location A2-303
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s)
Language Japanese
Instructor Tsuji,Terao,

Course Description

Basic organometallic chemistry including history, structure, bonding, reactions, and survey of various metal complexes is lectured. Several typical catalytic reactions are explicated on the basis of elementary steps in organometallic chemistry such as ligand substitution, oxidative addition, reductive elimination, and insertion reactions.


Graded by written examination

Course Goals

Acquirement of basic idea of:
1. General properties of transition metal organometallic complexes
2. Reactivity of transition metal organometallic compounds
3. Homogeneous catalysis of practical importance
4. Recent research trends in homogeneous catalysis

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 1 History
Research trends
Zaise salt
Grignard reagent
Alkyl lithium
General properties of organometallic complexes 1 Bonding
Structure in general
Coordination number
Organometallic seminar (1) 1 Number of d- and s-electrons
Classification and the nature of ligands
Effect of complexation
Formal charge
Electron counting
18-electron rule
Oxidation state
General properties and reactivities of transition metal organometallic complexes 3 Several important steps in transition-metal complex catalyzed reactions are discussed, including coordination, oxidative addition, insertion, reductive elimination.
Recent research trends in homogeneous catalysis (1) 1 Wacker process
Various cross-coupling reaction
Mizoroki-Heck reaction
Recent research trends in homogeneous catalysis (2) 1 C-H and C-C bond activation
Organometallics in materials science (1) 2 Asymetric catalysis
Organometallics in materials science (2) 1 Strucural metarials
Organometallic seminar (2) 1 Electronic and optoelectronic applications


No textbooks are used.


R.H.Crabtree,The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition MetalsFourth Edition;Wiley-Interscience:Hoboken,2005.


Basic knowledge in organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry is requisite.

Independent Study Outside of Class

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