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KEMM52 Coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry

The course is worth 15 credits and runs full time during the second half of the spring semester.

The course is about the the chemistry of the transition metals - what compounds they form, what structures they have and how they react. A large focus is also placed on applications within organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis and the importance of metals in biological systems. The course covers different spectroscopic methods that can be used to study metal complexes and in the laboratory students learn how to synthesise metal compounds using modern techniques, such as Schlenk techniques. 

NB! In the lab course students will use B-chemicals. Health conditions incompatible with this (e.g. pregnancy) precludes participation in the lab course.

Course material and communication

The course use the teaching plattform Canvas to communicate with students registered on the course.
All available course material can be found on Canvas. 

The teaching plattform Canvas -

Course coordinator

Course literature

Spessard G.O. and Miessler G.L.
Organometallic Chemistry
3rd ed. Oxford University Press 2015, 763 s.
ISBN 978-0-19-934267-9

Housecroft, C.E. and Sharpe, G. 
Inorganic Chemistry
5th ed. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2018

Course compendium