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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

All online course material, course communication and other information can be found on Canvas. You will only have access to the course in Canvas after you have been registered. 

In case of absence

In case you are ill or will miss mandatory classes for any other reason you should report this to the course responsible teacher (Ola Wendt) or, for the lab sections of the course, course assistant Nitish Garg. 


KEMM52 Coordination Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry replaces KEMM12 Organometallic Chemistry and KEMM22 Coordination Chemistry from autumn term 2019. 

Course coordinator

Ola Wendt
046-222 81 53

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
(Available to buy from MediaTryck at entrance E)

Other lecturers

Course Assistants

Lab engineer

Saywan Jamal
046-222 83 59 

Course representatives

Course evaluations

KEMM52 is a new course with start autumn 2019 and thus lacks evaluations. For evaluations of the previous version of this course, KEMM12, see its webpage.