Coordination Chemistry (CCO 1) and Organometallic Chemistry (CCO 2) University of Bordeaux
This class is divided into two courses CCO 1 (Coordination Chemistry)and CCO 2 (OrganometallicChemistry): > CCO 1 is devoted to the teaching of basic coordinationchemistryapplied to transition elements. Some properties of transitionmetal complexeswill be discussed using basic crystal field theory aswell as molecular orbitaltheory. These two theories will be applied tothe mostcommon geometries of coordination complexes, namelyoctahedral, tetrahedral andsquare planar geometries. An introductionto stereochemistry oftransition metal complexes as well as to thechelate effect will also be provided. > CCO 2 teaches students to understand how organic molecules orgroupsinteract with metals. These metals can be divided into the main group(sand p blocks of the periodic table), and the transition metals (dand f blocks). Course content focuses on transition metals, as theirchemistry involvesthe intervention of d and f orbitals that bring newproperties to the related compounds. For example, many of thetransition metal complexes are more effective in catalytic reaction,on the contrary to main group elements. The main objectives of thiscourse are to: - Understand the relationship between the structure of transitionmetal complexes and their properties; - Investigate theirreactivity, especially in organic synthesis; - Learn the basics of transition metalcomplexes in catalysis.
3 written exams: - CCO 1 - 1h00, 20% of overall mark - CCO 2 - 1h00, 20% of overall mark - Final exam (CCO 1 + CCO 2) – 3h00, 60% of overall markThe first session of the final exam takes place in December.In the case of insufficient results, a second session of the finalexam is organized at the end of June. Depending on the number offstudents, the second session will either be a wriiten exam or an oralsession.
CCO 1 - Introduction to d orbitals. Application of crystal field theorytooctahedral, tetrahedral and square planar transition metalcomplexes. Crystal Field Stabilization Energy (CFSE). Factorsgoverning the splitting in energy ofthe d orbitals. - Course reminder on molecular orbital theory applied to simplemolecules (H2, HF, CO, etc.). Application of molecular orbital theoryto transition metal complexes: the spectrochemical series. - Stereochemistry of transitionmetal complexes. Formation ofcomplexes and the chelate effect. CCO 2 - Generalities and definitions - Monometallic complexes - The main families ofmonometallic complexes - Bimetallic complexes: someessential families - Stoechiometric reactions oforganometallic complexes - Catalysis: definitions and introduction; the bases oforganometallic complexes in catalysis.
- Lectures (18 x 1h20). - Practical sessions (20 x 1h20).
Online Course Requirement
Please note that the number of places available may be limited forcertain classes.Duration: 12 weeksLanguage of instruction: Lectures are taught in French. Practical sessions and all course material are in English.Mode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Cédric Desplanches (CCO 1)firstname.lastname@example.orgSylvain Nlate (CCO 2)email@example.com