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Organometallic chemistry

Organometallic chemistry is practiced at the intersection of organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry.

It particularly involves the study of metal-carbon bonds 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.

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