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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Advanced Transition Metal Organometallic Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and NPTEL via Swayam

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The course would cover various application aspects of organometallic compounds in industrial processes. The course would also highlight the concepts behind these blockbuster industrial processes that have directly impacted our society at large over the last century. Not to mention of the fact that nine Nobel prizes have been attributed to the field for original discoveries over the last century, and which too, along with their far reaching implications, would be covered in this course.INTENDED AUDIENCE : All of Chemistry and possibly some of Chemical Engineering studentsPREREQUISITES : Basic undergraduate inorganic and organic chemistry courses are pre-requisite to take this courseINDUSTRY SUPPORT : BASF, Dow Chemicals, GE, Reliance, DuPont, BAYER and other petrochemical & polymer companies.


Week 1 : s-, p-Donor/p-acceptor ligands, allyl as ligand, C3R3+ as a ligandWeek 2 : Preparation and Properties of transition metal complexes with C4H4 as a ligand, C5H5- as a ligand.Week 3 : Preparation and Properties of transition metal cyclopentadiene complexes, cyclopentadienyl metal carbonyl complexes.Week 4 : Transition metal cyclopentadienyl carbonyl, nitrosyl, hydride and halide complexesWeek 5 : C6H6 as a ligand,transition metal arene complexes,bis(arene)metal complexes.Week 6 : Arene transition metal carbonyl complexes, benzene cyclopentadienyl complexes, complexes with C7H7 as a ligand.Week 7 : Transition metal complexes with C7H7 and C8H8 as a ligand, metal p- complexes of heterocycles.Week 8 : C–C cross coupling reactions, Heck coupling, Suzuki coupling, Stille coupling.Week 9 : C–C cross coupling reactions, Sonogashira coupling reactions, Hydrocyanation reaction, C-heteroatom coupling, hydroamination reaction.Week 10 : C-heteroatom coupling,hydroboration reaction, hydrosilylation reaction, olefin oxidation reactions.Week 11 : Water gas shift reaction, Fischer-Tropsch reaction, carbonylation of alcohols.Week 12 : Hydrogenation of alkene, asymmetric hydrogenation of alkenes, hydroformylation reaction.

Taught by

Prof. P. Ghosh


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