Users' questions

What is the importance of organometallic compounds for organic synthesis?

What is the importance of organometallic compounds for organic synthesis?

Organometallic reagents are frequently used to synthesize organic molecules since they drive specific bonding and/or catalyze reactions. Some of these reactions are difficult or impractical to carry out by other means.

Why are organometallic compounds important?

organometallic compound, any member of a class of substances containing at least one metal-to-carbon bond in which the carbon is part of an organic group. Organometallic compounds constitute a very large group of substances that have played a major role in the development of the science of chemistry.

What are the environmental implications of using organometallic compounds?

In environment, most of organometallic compounds were found as persistent that do not easily decompose but are easily concentrated and are highly toxic, often more toxic than their elemental form Refs.

What are the properties of organometallic compounds?

Properties of Organometallic Compounds –

  • They have relatively low melting points.
  • They are insoluble in water.
  • They are soluble in ether.
  • They are highly reactive.
  • In organometallic compounds carbon has an electronegativity of 2.5 while most metals have electronegativities less than 2.0.

What are the applications of organometallic compounds in chemistry?

Organometallic Compounds have a broad range of applications in the field of chemistry. In some of the commercial chemical reactions, organometallic compounds are used as homogeneous catalysts. These compounds are used as stoichiometric reagents in both industrial and research-oriented chemical reactions.

How are organometallic compounds used in bulk hydrogenation?

These compounds are employed in bulk hydrogenation processes such as the production of margarine. These compounds are used as catalysts and reagents during the synthesis of some organic compounds. The complexes formed from organometallic compounds are useful in the facilitation of the synthesis of many organic compounds.

Can a drug be made from an organometallic compound?

Another apparent misconception is that organometallic compounds are too unstable to be useful as drugs, but many organometallic compounds are now being developed that are stable under physiological conditions. These concepts are exemplified by many of the contributions in this book.

Who are the editors of medicinal organometallic chemistry?

The theme of Volume 32 in this series, “Medicinal Organometallic Chemistry”, is the potential medical applications of organometallic compounds. Edited by Gérard Jaouen and Nils Metzler-Nolte, this book describes recent advances in the design, synthesis, mechanistic understanding and medical application of organometallic compounds.