KJ8105 - Organometallic Compounds in Organic Synthesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 1 hours D

Course content

Transition metals are becoming more and more important in modern organic synthesis. This is particulary true for organic transformations which are impossible or difficult to achieve by classic organic chemistry. The important role of organometallic complexes within catalysis will be discussed. The transition metal complexes bonds, structures and reactions will be given. Special emphasis will be put on the application of organometal complexes in organic synthesis. Reactions that involves transition metal complexes of (i) metal hydrides, (ii) metal-carbon sigma-bonds, (iii) metal carbonyls, (iv) metal carbenes (v) metal alkene, diene and dienyl complexes, (vi) metal alkynes, (vii) trihapto-allyl metal complexes and (viii) metal arenes will be presented. The lectures will include recent literature.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and general competence. Knowledge: (i) Masters the relevant theory, problem formulations and methodologies for use of organometallic compounds in organic synthesis. (ii) Is able to evaluate when it is appropriate to use organometallic compounds in organic synthesis. Skills: Can plan and perform organic syntheses at an advanced level. General competence: (i) Can perform research at a high international level. (ii) Has knowledge of an enabling technology meeting the needs of society, including the fields of medicinal chemistry and organic electronics.

Learning methods and activities

The course is given every second year, next time will be autumn 2020. Lectures (4 hours per week) and exercises (2 hours per week). English teaching by request. For re-sit exam or exam during a term without lectures in this course, written examination may be changed to oral examination.

Further on evaluation

Oral examination, 1 hour

Course materials

L.S. Hegedus; Bjorn C. G. Soderberg: "Transition Metals in the Synthesis of Complex Organic Molecules", 3. Ed., University Science books, 2009.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIK3035 7.5
KJ3005 7.5 01.09.2009
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination (1) 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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