Core course in MSc Chemistry – Energy and Sustainability, elective course in MSc Chemistry
Organometallic chemistry of the d-block elements; electron counting, stability and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, steric and electronic influence of the ligands on reactivity. Application in homogeneous catalysis, industrial processes: hydrogenation, hydroformylation, polymerisation, metathesis etc. New developments, possible new processes and applications.
Chemie en Toepassingen van Overgangsmetalen
Handouts via Blackboard; R.H. Crabtree, The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, 5th Ed, 2009, ISBN: 978-0-470-25762-3 (optional).