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Prerequisites: CHM 441/CHM 345
A. Topics for Self Study.
B. Chemistry of Main group Elements.
Chemistry of boron: Self study: boranes, bonding in boranes, topology of boranes, synthesis and reactivity, Carboranes and metalla carboranes. Low valent boron compounds, organoboron compounds and organic synthesis. Use of 11B NMR in structure elucidation of organoboron compounds. Boron containing polymers. Borazine and Boron Nitride. Organolithium compounds. Synthesis, bonding and reactivity. Organo magnesiusm and organosodium compounds.
Chemistry of Aluminum. Aluminum Alkyls. Unusual organometallic compounds of aluminum. Including low oxidation state Al compounds and aluminum clusters.
Chemistry of Low valent compounds: NHCs and their analogous group 13, 14 and 15 compounds and the recent advances.
Multiple bonding in main group elements: Compounds involving silicon, phosphorus, bismuthetc. Synthesis, structure and reactivity. Recent literature on multiple bonding models among low valent compounds.
Inorganic rings and polymers: Siloxanes, Cyclophosphazenes and cyclophosphazanes. Poly silanes and Poly phosphazenes. Noble gas compounds.
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