Fundamental aspects of the organometallic chemistry of transition metals. Elementary steps: insertion, de-insertion, oxidative addition and reductive elimination, nucleophilic or electrophilic attack on coordinated ligands.
Principles and applications of homogeneous catalysis. Asymmetric catalysis.
Important processes in homogeneous catalysis, such as: hydrogenation, isomerisation, carbonylation, hydroformylation, oligomerisation and polymerisation, cross-coupling reactions, oxidation and epoxidation, alkene metathesis, hydrosilylation, C-H functionalization, transformation of carbon dioxide.