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Introduction to Organometallic Chemistry (Ghosh and Balakrishna)

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    Organometallic chemistry is the study of organometallic compounds, chemical compounds containing at least one chemical bond between a carbon atom of an organic molecule and a metal, including alkaline, alkaline earth, and transition metals, and sometimes broadened to include metalloids like boron, silicon, and tin. This text explores the organometallic compounds of s- and p-block elements; structure and bonding aspects of main group elements: Lewis structure,VSEPR theory,Bent’s rule, steric numbers, molecular shapes; methods of preparation of organometallic compounds; reactivity of organometallic compounds; Zeigler-Natta polymerization catalysts; classification of ligands; phosphines; organometallic compounds of zinc, cadmium and mercury. Organometallic transition metal complexes; the 18 Valence Electron Rule; synthesis and stability, transition metal alkyls, hydrides, carbonyls, phosphines, alkene, allyl, diene and the cyclopentadienyl complexes; oxidative additions and reductive eliminations; insertion and elimination reactions; nucleophilic and electrophilic addition and abstraction reactions; application in homogeneous catalysis

    Thumbnail: The ball-and-stick model of diisobutylaluminium hydride showing aluminium as pink, carbon as black, and hydrogen as white. (Public Domain; Benjah-bmm27 via Wikipedia)

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