Organometallic Chemistry

By Prof. D. Maiti   |   IIT Bombay
Learners enrolled: 1780
The basic principles of organometallic chemistry will be discussed in this course. The modern chemistry is merged into one from classical organic chemistry and traditional inorganic chemistry. We will shed light on activation of small molecule by metal-ligand complex. We will discuss the stepwise mechanism of insertion of metal into organic molecules and elimination by different pathway. Only catalytic amount of metal can produce the large number of molecules those include drug, natural products, pharmaceuticals, our daily needs, etc. in gigantic quantity.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  Students, PhD scholars, teachers, industry
INDUSTRY SUPPORT All Pharmaceutical Industries
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Chemistry
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 21 Feb 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1  : 

Lecture 1:  Introduction of Organometallic Chemistry
Lecture 2:  Counting of Electrons
Lecture 3:  Ligand Substitution Reactions
Lecture 4:  Oxidative Addition [1.Concerted Mechanism]
Lecture 5:  Oxidative Addition[2.SN2 Mechanism] 

Week 2  :  

Lecture 6:  Oxidative Addition[3.Radical Mechanism]
Lecture 7:  Reductive Elimination
Lecture 8:  Migratory Insertion & Elimination Reactions
Lecture 9:  Migration & Insertion Reactions
Lecture 10: Alpha-Migratory Insertion & Alpha-Elimination Reactions

Week 3 

Lecture 11: Beta-Migratory Insertion
Lecture 12: Beta-Elimination Reaction
Lecture 13: Alpha-Abstraction & Beta-Abstraction 
Lecture 14: 4-Center Reactions [2+2] Reactions
Lecture 15: External Attack by a Ligand & Reductive Coupling

Week 4 :

Lecture 16: Hydrogenation Reaction
Lecture 17: Hydrogenation Reaction [Dihydride Catalyst]
Lecture 18: Stereoselective Hydrogenation Reaction
Lecture 19: Carbonylation Reaction [1.Monsanto Acetic Acid Process 2.Hydroformylation 3.Hydrocarboxylation]
Lecture 20: Carbonylation Reaction [1.Hydroformylation 2.Hydrocarboxylation 3.Hydrocyanation]

Books and references

Organometallic Chemistry Books by :-Gupta, BD and Elias AJ,Hartwig JF,Crabtree RH Elschenbroich and Salzer

Instructor bio

Prof. D. Maiti

IIT Bombay
I am Dr. Debabrata Maiti, Associate Professor at IIT Bombay. I have completed PhD from Johns Hopkins University with Prof. Kenneth D. Karlin in bioinorganic chemistry. Then I moved to MIT where I did my Post-doctoral research with Prof. Steven Buchwald. I have started independent carrier at IIT Bombay in 2011 and since then involved actively in teaching bio-inorganic chemistry and organometallic chemistry. Our group is also active in research areas of bio-inorganic chemistry and C-H activation.

Course certificate

• The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
• The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29th March 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
• Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
• The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
• Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

• Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments
 given in the course. 
• Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
• Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

• If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
• Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Bombay. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
• Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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