Pre-requisite: CHEM2015 AND CHEM2016
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Qualitatively discuss the organometallic chemistry of transition metal compounds with pi-bonded ligands in terms of their synthesis, reactivities and uses in catalysis.
- Describe bonding models that can be applied to a consideration of the properties of transition metal organometallic species with a wide range of ligands.
- Construct correlation diagrams
- Determine ground state term symbols for any d-electron configuration
- Determine full Russell-Saunders ground terms for Lanthanides
- Calculate effective magnetic moments for lanthanide compounds using the J-moment method
- Determine ΔO and B from Tanabe-Sugano Diagrams
- Describe the differences between 4f and 5f orbitals
- Interpret trends in the oxidation states of Lanthanides
- Interpret simple EPR spectra
The assignment of UV-visible spectra of transition metal complexes including both d-d (Russell-Saunders coupling, Orgel and Tanabe-Sugano diagrams) and charge transfer spectra will be introduced. The key features of quadrupolar NMR nuclei and their application to study Inorganic systems will be described. The key features of the chemistry of the f-block elements (lanthanides and actinides) will be described along with a coverage of f-f spectra of the lanthanide elements and the optical and magnetic properties of the solids. Transition metal organometallic chemistry from CHEM2016 will be extended to describe π-ligands (alkenes, alkynes, allyls, cyclopentadienyls, arenes etc.), carbenes and carbynes, key reactions and catalytic cycles and behaviours.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||32|
|Practical classes and workshops||6|
|Wider reading or practice||40|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
C E Housecroft (1999). The Heavier d-block Metals. OCP 73.
N. Kaltsoyannis and P Scott. The f elements. OCP.
M. Bochmann. Organometallics I. OCP.
M. Bochmann. Organometallics II. OCP.
A.K. Brisdon. Inorganic Spectroscopic Methods. OCP.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External