ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY, MOLECULAR SYMMETRY AND INORGANIC ELECTRONICS - 2023/4
Module code: CHE3063
The module is designed to develop an understanding of specific areas of inorganic chemistry that have not yet been investigated. This includes aspects of organometallic chemistry, symmetry and use of inorganic elements in electrical devices.
TURNER Scott (Chemistry)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 105
Lecture Hours: 30
Tutorial Hours: 5
Guided Learning: 10
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
• basics of organometallic chemistry including hapticity, 18 electron rule and deviation from the rule, nomenclature and an MO approach to bonding.
• occurrence, reactivity, preparation and structures of transition metal carbonyls and clusters. Modes of coordination. Phosphine ligands and Tolman plots. The effect and evidence for back-bonding in carbonyls, phosphines, alkenes, alkynes and other ligands with CO-like bonding.
• synthesis and structure of complexes containing alkene and alkyne, allyl and butadiene ligands. Carbene complexes. Metathesis reactions.
• structure, synthesis and bonding in complexes of cyclo-pentadienyl and related cyclic ligands
• metal complexes as homogeneous catalysts. Discussion of processes such as alkene hydrogenation, oxidative addition, reductive elimination, hydroformylation, Tennesee-Eastmen acetic anhydride process, Fischer-Tropsch, Monsanto and Cativa process.
• review of symmetry and character tables. Use and link between symmetry, vibrational and electronic spectra. Overview of the mathematical underpinnings of group theory.
• basics of conductivity theory. Band structures. Silicon-based electronic devices. Doping strategies and p-n junctions. Correlations with molecular conductivity.
• current research highlights within metal-organic frameworks.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination Online||Online Open Book 4 hour Exam||80|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement in the defined learning outcomes with specific emphasis on problem solving in organometallic chemistry and aspects of well-established inorganic materials chemistry.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• Coursework problem set (20%) addressing LO1-LO5
• Open book online examination (80%) addressing LO1-LO5
Tutorials and examination revision sessions where students can complete specific seen and unseen problems, integrated discussion and questions in lectures to consolidate knowledge, in-class exercises and examples are discussed throughout the module. Detailed individual feedback is given on coursework problem sets, during workshops and lecture discussions.
- • introduce content from the fundametals to advanced aspects of transition metal organometallic chemistry
- • illustrate the reactivity of selected organometallic compounds and show how these may be used as a tool for the synthesis of complex molecules
- • show how symmetry can be used to retionalize bonding and vibrational spectroscopy
- • to explore modern developments in inorganic materials with a focus on silicon based inorganic conductors.
|001||Discuss and explain theories of metal-ligand bonding in transition metal organometallic compounds||CK|
|002||Review the nature and role of organometallic compounds in the synthesis of important organic compounds||CK|
|003||Apply appropriate critical and analytical in solving problems||PT|
|004||Understand the use of molecular symmetry and the link to bonding models and the interpretation of vibrational spectra||CK|
|005||Discuss the structure and chemical composition of inorganic materials that have appreciable electrical conductivity||CK|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Provide an understanding of the links between inorganic and organic chemistry through the topic of organometallic chemistry and use in homogeneous catalysis. Encourage learners to apply their knowledge to solve problems in synthesis and structure elucidation. Discuss aspects of inorganic materials chemistry in well-established areas of silicon-based and molecular electronics, and metal-organic frameworks.
The learning and teaching methods include:
• Lectures recorded
• Revision classes
• Tutorials and directed learning
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Chemistry BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.