Organometallic Chemistry OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Grad-Level Chemistry Course by MIT

Published Feb 15, 2009

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Students interested in the transformation between organic and metal elements can begin their studies with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free 'Organometallic Chemistry' OpenCourseWare. This course is designed for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Students taking this graduate course should have a background in advanced chemistry.

Organometallic Chemistry: Course Specifics

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Organometallic Chemistry: Course Description

The Department of Chemistry at MIT in Cambridge, MA, offers this introductory course in organometallic chemistry. The course examines the structure and bonding of organic and metal elements, looking at changes in their formal charges, oxidation state and d-orbitals. The course also covers the reactions that occur with oxidative addition, reductive elimination and migratory insertion and elimination reactions. Students can use this information in applications, such as ziegler-natta polymerization and carbonylations. The course is augmented with problem sets for each topic and exam questions covering all the course material. Metallic compounds covered in this course include those based on combinations of gold, zinc, iron, potassium, silicon, nickel, magnesium and chromium. Chemistry professor Dr. Gregory Fu teaches this course.

This OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, required reading list, problem sets, practice exams and a full download of the course material. Those interested in this free course should visit the Organometallic Chemistry course page.

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