[Summary of the lecture] This course covers the reaction chemistries of various transition metal complexes as well as NMR techniques revealing dynamic behavior of transition metal complexes. This course also briefly covers the close relationship of organometallic chemistry with heterogeneous catalysis.
[Aim of the lecture] Organometallic chemistry of transition metals is the relatively new field of chemistry, which has been started in the middle of 20 century, and this lies at the interface between classical organic and inorganic chemistry. Organometallic chemistry is useful for interpreting not only the chemistry on a metal surface, but also biochemistry as well as material science. This course focuses on the fundamental chemistry of transition metal complexes, which is essential for the development of modern chemistry, based on the reaction chemistry of organometallic complexes.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain oxidative addition and reductive elimination.
2) Explain insertion and β-elimination.
3) Explain the methods for proving the dynamic property of transition metal complexes by using NMR techniques.
4) Explain the property of alkylidene complexes and metathesis reactions.
5) Explain the relationship of organometallic chemistry with the chemistry on a metal surface.
Oxidative addition, Reductive elimination, Insertion, β elimination, catalysis, Dynamic behavior, Carbene complex, Metathesis, Cluster surface analogy
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This lecture will proceeds in the following order: (1) elementary reaction steps performed on a transition metal center, (2) NMR techniques revealing dynamic behavior of transition metal complexes, (3) Intimate relationship of organometallic chemistry with reactions performed on a metal surface. In the last day, final examination is set to assess the level of understanding.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Oxidative addition and reductive elimination||Explain oxidative addition and reductive elimination.|
|Class 2||Insertion and β-elimination||Explain insertion of olefins and β-elimination reactions.|
|Class 3||Nucleophilic and electrophilic addition to a ligand||Explain the transformation of a ligand by nucleophilic or electrophilic addition|
|Class 4||Dynamic properties of transition metal complexes; VT NMR technique||Explain the VT-NMR techniques revealing dynamic property of a transition metal complex|
|Class 5||Carbene complexes and metathesis reactions||Explain the properties of carbene complexes and reactivities toward metathesis reactions.|
|Class 6||Cluster Surface Analogy||Explain the relationship of transition metal cluster chemistry with the chemistry on a metal surface.|
|Class 7||Practice problems to assess the level of understanding and explanation of the answers||Understand the course contents and solve practice problems.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Robert H. Crabtree, “The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals” 6th Ed., ISBN: 978-1-118-13807-6
1) Akio Yamamoto, "Yuukikinzoku Kagaku -Kiso to Ouyou-", Shokabou, ISBN: 978-4785333010
2) All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.
Final examination (70%), level of class participation (30%) which is assessed by small quizzes and so on.
Students must have completed Advanced Chemistry of Transition Metal Complexes I(CAP.A561), or have equivalent knowledge. Enrollment in the related courses (Inorganic Chemistry (Theory II) (CAP.A372) and Inorganic Chemistry (Coordination Chemistry) (CAP.A373)) is also desirable.
Toshiro Takao (takao.t.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp; ext.2580)
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.