The course intends to provide students with definitions and basic principles of organometallic chemistry, its history and its position in chemistry, the main trends in research and applications. Further topics as the nature of the metal-carbon bond, the basic groups of compounds, stability and thermochemistry, preparation as well as characteristic reactions are discussed. Typical examples concerning structure and bonding, as well as industrial applications are shown.
printed slides of the lecture series.
C. Elschenbroich: Organometallics, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2006.
Omae, I.: Applications of Organometallic Compounds, Whiley-VCH, Weinheim, 1998.
Yamamoto, A.: Organotransition Metal Chemistry, John Whiley & Sons. Inc, New-York, 1986.