KEMI6503 Metal-organic chemistry and catalysis 5 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Ari Lehtonen
Preceding studies
Bachelor courses in chemistry

Learning outcomes

The course deepens the knowledge on coordination chemistry related to catalysis and metal-organic reactions. The student understands the main concepts on the coordination chemistry (e.g. oxidation state, coordination number, 18 electron rule) and the reactivity of the metal complexes (e.g. substitutions, additions, eliminations).


Basic concepts on coordination chemistry and catalytic chemistry, important reactions of metal complexes and coordinated ligands, common reactions of metal-organic compounds. Important applications of metal-organic compounds in catalysis.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Seminar 10 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Lectured every second year, next in autumn 2017, period I

Study materials

Lecture notes and material in Moodle

Belongs to following study modules

Kemian laitos
Kemian laitos
Kemian laitos
MDP in Materials Science