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Chemistry of Organoelement Compounds - MC240P20
Title: Chemie organoprvkových sloučenin
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Chemistry (31-240)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2018 to 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Petr Štěpnička, Ph.D., DSc.
Teacher(s): prof. RNDr. Petr Štěpnička, Ph.D., DSc.
Annotation -
This lecture is designated for advanced master degree and PhD students and focuses on the structures, bonding properties, reactivity patterns and selected applications of main group and transition metal organometallic compounds including organolanthanides and organoactinides. Attention is paid also to practically important catalytic processes in which organometallic compounds participate. The lecture is provided in a standard presence form. In the case of restrictions imposed, it will be changed into online mode with the means chosen according to the preferences of the participants. The examination is oral.
Last update: Štěpnička Petr, prof. RNDr., Ph.D., DSc. (10.10.2020)
Literature -

C. Elschenbroich: Organometallics - A concise Introduction, VCH Weinheim, any of the available editions. There are no on-line resources available for this lecture. Therefore, students are recommended to attend the lectures.

Last update: Štěpnička Petr, prof. RNDr., Ph.D., DSc. (12.12.2023)
Requirements to the exam -

Examination is oral and follows the syllabus by covering the three main modules of the lecture, viz.
(1) organoelement chemistry of main group elements,
(2) organoelement chemistry of transition metals, lanthanides and actinides, and
(3) catalytic processes with participation of organometallic compounds.

Last update: Štěpnička Petr, prof. RNDr., Ph.D., DSc. (12.12.2023)
Syllabus -


  • Main group organoelement compounds: Groups 1, 2 and 12–16 (types, structure, synthesis and reactivity).
  • Carbonyls (coordination modes, structures, synthesis, reactivity).
  • Transition-metal organometallic compounds with η1 – η8 ligands (bonding, synthesis and reactivity). Activation of C–H and C–C bonds.
  • Organolanthanides, organoactinides.
  • Isolobal relationships.
  • Reactions of TM-organometallic compounds (general comments).
  • Selected catalytic applications involving organometallic compounds.

Last update: Štěpnička Petr, prof. RNDr., Ph.D., DSc. (24.04.2018)
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