Organometallic Chemistry

The periodic table with the transition metals highlighted.

Transition metals in the periodic table. Organometallic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds that contain a metal-carbon bond. (Illustration courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)


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Fall 2004



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This course examines important transformations of organotransition-metal species with an emphasis on basic mechanisms, structure-reactivity relationships, and applications in organic synthesis.

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Gregory Fu. 5.44 Organometallic Chemistry, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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