Organometallic chemistryOrganometallic chemistry
is practiced at the intersection of organic chemistry
and inorganic chemistry
It particularly involves the study of metal-carbon bondss and
their transformations, in which the carbon, apart from the metal-carbon
bond, would otherwise be considered part of an organic compound.
In terms of applied chemistry, organometallic chemistry is frequently and
deeply pursued by those interested in harnessing the properties of metal
compounds for use as catalysts, as in the processing of petroleum
products and in the production of organic polymers.