Organometal and Solid State Chemistry

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Organometal and Solid State Chemistry

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    Main group organometallic chemistry of elements from groups 1, 2, 13 and 14 will be discussed in detail,
    while the organometallic chemistry of the metallic and metalloid elements of groups 12, 15 and 16 will be
    mentioned. In addition, metal-metal bonding and metal-oxygen bonding will be treated as special topics. The
    structures of polyoxometallates and chromium diacetate will be presented, which both will be synthesised in
    the practical part of the course in addition to a metallocene compound and a trinuclear iron carbonyl complex.
    Organozirconocene and sandwich-type metallocene complexes and their chemistry, transition metal carbonyl
    chemistry and homogeneous hydrogenations will be presented.

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