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UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
SEMESTER II (2013-14)

CHE 322 (Organometallic Chemistry)

TUTORIAL PRACTISE QUESTIONS (SHEET NO 3)

1. Briefly explain or describe each of the following types of organometallic complex,


indicating the actual ligand that is bonded to the metal.

a. Nitrosyl complex
b. Metallocene complex.
c. Alkene complex
d. Carbene and carbyne complexes
e. Alkyne complex.
f. Alkyl complex.

2. How would you obtain the following compounds from the given starting material.
Mention the reagent(s) used and the condition(s) of the reaction in each case.

(a) Ferrocenyl carboxylic acid from ferrocenyllithium.


(b) Bromoferrocene from ferrocenylboronic acid
(c) Nitroferrocene from ferrocene.
(d) Iodoferrocene from ferrocenyl mercuric chloride.
(e) Aminoferrocene from ferrocene.
(f) Biferrocene from ferrocenyl boronic acid.
(g) Acetylferrocene from ferrocene

3. Complete and balance the following reactions. Then identify the type of reaction in each
balanced equation.

(i) K2PtCl4 + C2H5OH


(ii) [Ta(CH2 CMe3)2 Cl2] + LiCH2CMe3
(iii) CpFe(CO)2I + C2H4
(iv) IrCl(CO)(PPh3)2 + C2H4
CH2N2
(v) Co2(CO)8 + CH3Li A B
(vi) Fe3(CO)12 + NaOH
(vii) [Co(CO)4- + H+
(viii) [Mn(CO)5]- + NOCl
(ix) Pt(PPh3)3 + RC CR
(x) Co2(CO)8 + RCCR
(ix) Cp2Ni + CH3 MgI + C2H4
(x) [Cp2WH (C2H4) ]+ + I2
4. Draw a labeled catalytic cycle (Tolman catalytic loop) for the conversion of ethanol into
propanoic acid by Monosanto acetic acid process using [Rh(CO)2I2]- catalyst. Identify the
oxidative addition and reductive elimination steps in the cycle.

5. Draw a Tolman catalytic loop for the hydrogenation of alkenes into alkanes using
Wilkinsons catalyst, [RhCl(PPh3)3]- . Identify oxidative addition and reductive
elimination steps in the loop.

6. Discuss and draw a Tolman catalytic cycles for the conversion of alkenes
to aldehydes using Wacker and hydroformylation processes.

THF
(i) Fe3(CO)12 + Na

(ii) Ir(PPh3)2(CO)(Cl) + NOBF4

(iii) FeCl2 + NaC5H5 (in THF)

(iv) Mn2(CO)10 + py
THF
(v) Fe(CO)5 + NaOH

(vi) Fe2(CO)9 + OH-

(vii) [Co(CO)4]- + H+
NaBH4
(viii) 2W(CO)6
Me2NH
(ix) FeCl2 + C5H6