2020 Advanced Chemistry of Transition Metal Complexes I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Takao Toshiro 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(S423)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.A561
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/3/24
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture] This course covers the fundamental concepts of organometallic chemistry through the chemistry of various ligands commonly used for the organometallic complexes, such as alkyls, hydrides, carbonyls, phosphines, alkenes, and alkynes.
[Aim of the lecture] Since the nature of ligands coordinated on a transition metal center highly affects the properties of transition metal complexes, studying the roles of ligands is important for understanding the reactivity of transition metal complexes as well as designing novel reactions using organometallic complexes as a catalyst. This course focuses on the fundamental chemistry of the individual ligand commonly used for the organometallic complexes. Students understand the fundamental feature of organometallic complexes different from classical Werner type complexes through the systematic consideration of various types of ligands.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the π-interaction of d-orbitals and ligands.
2) Explain the 18-electron rule.
3) Explain the synthetic methods and reactivity of alkyl and hydrido complexes
4) Explain the properties of carbonyl and phosphine complexes.
5) Explain the properties of alkene and alkyne complexes.

Keywords

Ligand field theory, the 18-electron rule, alkyl complex, hydrido complex, carbonyl complex, phosphine complex, alkene complex, alkyne complex, σ-complex, π-complex, donation and back donation

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This lecture will proceeds in the following order: (1) interaction of d-orbitals with ligands, (2) chemistry and properties of individual ligands, such as alkyl, hydride, and carbonyl ligands. In the last day, final examination is set to assess the level of understanding

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The Ligand-field theory and the 18-electron rule Explain the interaction of d-orbitals with ligands and explain the electron counting of a complex by using 18-electron rule..
Class 2 Metal alkyls, aryls, and related σ-bonding ligands Explain the synthetic methods and reactivities of metal alkyls
Class 3 Metal hydrides Explain the synthetic methods and reactivities of metal hydrides
Class 4 Carbonyl and phosphine complexes Explain the properties and reactivities of carbonyl and phosphine complexes.
Class 5 Alkene and alkyne complexes Explain the properties and reactivities of alkene and alkyne complexes.
Class 6 Allyl, diene, cyclopentadienyl, and arene complexes Explain the properties of multiply bonded unsaturated hydrocarbyl ligands.
Class 7 Practice problems to assess the level of understanding and explanation of the answers Understand the course contents and solve practice problems.

Textbook(s)

Robert H. Crabtree, “The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals” 6th Ed., ISBN: 978-1-118-13807-6

Reference books, course materials, etc.

1) Akio Yamamoto, "Yuukikinzoku kagaku - kiso to ouyou-", Shokabou, ISBN: 978-4785333010
2) All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Final examination (90%), level of class participation (10%) which is assessed by small quizzes and so on.

Related courses

  • CAP.A372 : Inorganic Chemistry (Theory II)
  • CAP.A373 : Inorganic Chemistry (Coordination Chemistry)
  • CAP.A562 : Advanced Chemistry of Transition Metal Complexes II
  • CAP.A463 : Advanced Molecular Design of Metal Complexes I
  • CAP.A464 : Advanced Molecular Design of Metal Complexes II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses (Inorganic Chemistry (Theory II) (CAP.A372) and Inorganic Chemistry (Coordination Chemistry) (CAP.A373)) is desirable.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Toshiro Takao (takao.t.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp; ext.2580)

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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