Chem 634 - Organometallic Chemistry

University of Delaware, Spring 2013

Prof. Donald A. Watson

dawatson-at-udel.edu

Lecture: Thursday 7-10p, Brown Lab (BRL) 207
Office hour: By appointment (contact via email)

Syllabus

Required Texts

Organotransition Metal Chemistry - From Bonding to Catalysis, Hartwig, J.

Suggested and Reserve Texts

The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, 4rd edition, Crabtree, R.
Transition Metals in the Synthesis if Complex Organic Molecules, 3rd Ed, Hegedus, L. S.

 

Topics (Approximate Schedule)

Topics
Suggested Reading

Week 1

Feb 7

Lecture 1

Introduction, Structure and Bonding Hartwig Chapter 1 and 2

Week 2

Feb 14

Lecture 2

Dative Ligands Hartwig Chapter 3

Week 3

Feb 21

Lecture 3

Anionic Ligands Hartwig Chapter 4 and 5

Week 4

Feb 28

Lecture 4

   

Week 5

Mar 7

Lecture 5

OM Mechs Hartwig Chapter 6 - 12

Week 6

Mar 14

Lecture 6

OM Mechs  

Week 7

Mar 21

Lecture 7

Week 8

Mar 28

 

SPRING BREAK

 

Week 9

April 4

 

MIDTERM EXAM  

Week 10

April 11

Lecture 8

Hydrogenation Hartwig Ch 14-16

Week 11

April 18

Lecture 9

C-H Activation and Functionalization Hartwig Ch 17

Week 12

April 25

Lecture 10

Industial Reaction  

Week 13

May 2

Lecture 11

Metathesis and Carbenes  

Week 14

May 9

Lecture 12

Cross Coupling Hartwig Ch 19

Finals Week

TBD

          

    FINAL EXAM

 

Problem Sets and Exams

Assignment
Key
PS 1 PS 1 Key
PS 2 PS 2 Key
Midterm Midterm Key
   
   


Useful Links:

pKa Tables:

Evan's pKa Table (Harvard)
Reich's pKa Table (UW Madison)

Journals:

Science
Nature
Nature Chemistry
JACS
ACIE
Chem Comm.
Org. Lett.
Tetrahedon
Tetrahedon Lett.

Univ. Delaware Chemistry Library:

Website

Reaction and Structure Searching:

Scifinder
Reaxys

Citation Searching:

Web of Science