My understanding says organo-metallic = organic + metallic compunds.

One already known to me is Grignard Reagent ($\ce{RMgX}$).

But would you consider $\ce{NaOMe}$ or $\ce{NaCCH}$ as an organometallic compound? Would you consider $\ce{LiOAc}$, $\ce{LiOMe}$, $\ce{LiN(Me)2}$ or $\ce{LiMe}$?


To my understanding, only $\ce{NaC#CH}$ and $\ce{LiCH3}$ are organometallic compounds.

According to the IUPAC definition of organometallic compounds, these must contain

at least one metal-carbon bond between an organic molecule, ion, or radical and a metal.

  • $\begingroup$ OK no metal (non)carbon bond that means. $\endgroup$
    – RE60K
    Apr 19 '15 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ Must the bond also be covalent? Or is ionic fine? $\endgroup$ Aug 20 '17 at 11:01

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