Course outline

Introduction to organometallic chemistry. Classification, preparation, structure and reaction of organometallic compounds of transition elements. Reagents in organometallic synthesis, metallated alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, metallated aromatic and heterocyclic compounds. 18 electron rule: metal carbonyls including hydrides, halides and simple clusters. Organometallic, chemistry of alkenes, alkynes, benzonoids and cyclopentadienyls. The chemistry of forocenes and related compounds.