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Organometallic species M-R, where M is the metal and R an organic function, can add to alkene and other pi-bond systems. The first step of this process involves vacant d-orbitals of the (Heavy Metal Lewis acid) metal centre complexing with the organic pi-system. Organometallic chemists are inclined to consider this process as the insertion of the pi-bonded organic moiety into M-R. For more information look in the Chemogenesis
webbook sections on insertion
reactions and the Lewis
acid/base interaction matrix.