[ 491WANCIC3V10 ] VL Inorganic Chemistry III

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2,6 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Chemistry Günther Knör 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Technical Chemistry 2013W
Objectives Advanced concepts of structure and reactivity in Inorganic Chemistry.
Subject 1 h: Introduction to Organometallic Chemistry: Definition; organometallic compounds vs. coordination compounds; history and important representatives.

2 h: Comparison organometallic chemistry of main group and transition metals; nature of M-C bonds; kinetic stability / reactivity of organometallic compounds; beta-elimination; electronegativity and reactivity; stability of main group organyls; routes to main group organyls.

3 h: Handling of air sensitive organometallic compounds: Schlenk technique, glove box; Characterisation of (organometallic) compounds: (heteronuclear) NMR, single X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry.

4 h: Lithium organyls: synthesis, structure, reactivity.

5 h: Heavier homologues of lithium organyls: Na, K; 2nd group organyls: Be, Mg (Grignard!); 12th group organyls: Zn, Cd, Hg.

6 h: Boranes, Wade-Mingos-Rules; heteroboranes (structure, reactivity, acidity); Zintl-Phases; Zintl-Clusters.

7 h: Coordination Chemistry: transition metal ions (configuration, oxidation states, ionisation, radii); ligands; isomerism; ligand-field theory (d-orbital splitting of different geometries); Tanabe-Sugano diagram; spectro-chemical series; MO-theory and 18 electron rule; electron counting.

8 h: Ligands: actor, spectators, non-innocent; CO as ligand; carbonyl-complexes (bonding and structures); pi-bonded ligands (ethylene, ferrocene); metal-metal bonds (single, double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, sextuple).

9 h: fundamental reactions of transition metal complexes: association-dissociation, oxidative addition – reductive elimination, insertion – deinsertion; ligand exchange; electron transfer; phosphanes as ligands: basicity, Tolman’s angle, chirality.

10 + 11 h Catalysis: Fundamentals, history, comparison heterogeneous vs. homogeneous, economics, TON, TOF, selectivity; Examples: olefin hydrogenation/isomerizatoin, Wilkinson’s hydrogenation catalyst, olefin hydroformylation, Monsanto process, Wacker process.

Carbenes: synthesis, structure, properties and reactivity: Fischer vs. Schrock carbenes; olefin metathesis (Schrock, Grubbs); Wanzlick equilibrium and Arduengo carbenes (N-heterocyclic carbenes); examples for palladium catalysed coupling reactions.
Criteria for evaluation written exam
Methods Lecture. Presentation of each lesson can be downloaded as pdf from KUSSS.
Language  English
Study material Huheey „Inorganic Chemistry“; Riedel: „Moderne Anorganische Chemie“
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment