Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry: Molecules, Supramolecular Assemblies and Materials
Some reviews of Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry
"...useful to students taking an advanced undergraduate course and particularly to postgraduates and academics undertaking research in the areas of chiral inorganic supramolecular complexes and materials." Chemistry World, August 2009
“…the book offers an extremely exciting new addition to the study of inorganic chemistry, and should be compulsory reading for students entering their final year of undergraduate studies or starting a Ph.D. in structural inorganic chemistry.”
Applied Organometallic Chemistry Volume 23, Issue 5, May 2009
“…In conclusion the book gives a wonderful overview of the topic. It is helpful for anyone entering the field through systematic and detailed introduction of basic information. It was time to publish a new and topical text book covering the important aspect of coordination chemistry. It builds bridges between Inorganic, organic and supramolecular chemistry. I can recommend the book to everybody who is interested in the chemistry of chiral coordination compounds .”
Angew. chem. Volume 48, Issue 18, April 2009
About the Series
Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry is the latest addition to the Wiley Inorganic Chemistry Advanced Textbook series. This series reflects the pivotal role of modern inorganic and physical chemistry in a whole range of emerging areas such as materials chemistry, green chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry, as well as providing a solid grounding in established areas such as solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, main group chemistry and physical inorganic chemistry.
2. Chirality and Enantiomers.
2.2. Enantiomers and Racemic Compounds.
2.3. Absolute Configurations and System Descriptors.
2.4. Physical Properties of Enantiomers and Racemics.
2.5. Principles of Resolution and Preparation of Enantiomers.
3. Some Examples of Chiral Organometallic Complexes and Asymmetric Catalysis.
3.1. Chirality at Metal Half-sandwich Compounds.
3.2. Chiral-at-metal Complexes in Organic Synthesis.
3.3. Asymmetric Catalysis by Chiral Complexes.
4. Chiral Recognition in Organometallic and Coordination Compounds.
4.1. Octahedral Metal Complexes with Helical Chirality.
4.2. Chiral Recognition Using the Chiral Anion Strategy.
4.3. Brief Introduction to DNA Discrimination by Octahedral Polypyridyl Metal Complexes.
5. Chirality in Supramolecular Coordination Compounds.
5.1. Self-assembly of Chiral Polynuclear Complexes from Achiral Building Units.
5.2. Chirality Transfer in Polynuclear Complexes: Enantioselective Synthesis.
6. Chiral Enantiopure Molecular Materials.
6.1. General considerations.
6.4. Porous Metalorganic Coordination Networks (MOCN).
6.5. Molecular Magnets.
6.6. Chiral Surfaces.
Michel Gruselle was born in Decazeville (France) and obtained his Ph.D. degree (doctorat d'Etat) in the CNRS laboratory of Thiais, a suburb of Paris, in 1975 with Dr Daniel Lefort where he worked on stereochemical problems in radical chemistry. In 1974 he joined Bianca Tchoubar's group and started working on nitrogen activation by organometallic complexes, and he spent some time collaborating with Prof. A.E. Shilov in Moscow. he is a Research Director in CNRS at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris-6 and was the director of the ARC group (Auto-assemblage, Reconnaissance et Chiralite) at the IPCM from 1996-2000. His main research interests a4re enantioselective synthesis in coordination chemistry and in material science and he has had over 110 research papers and reviews published in international scientific journals.
Overall this book will be useful to students taking an advanced undergraduate course and particularly to postgraduates and academics undertaking research in the areas of chiral inorganic supramolecular complexes and materials. (Chemistry World, August 2009)
"The book offers an extremely exciting new addition to the study of inorganic chemistry, and should be compulsory reading for students entering their final year of undergraduate studies or starting a Ph.D. in structural inorganic chemistry. (Applied Organometallic Chemistry, May 2009)
"This book can be considered as a textbook that is also of interest as a reference book for specific problems. The balancing act between basic knowledge and timely research is well performed by the authors.... I can recommend the book by Amouri and Gruselle to everybody who is interested in the chemistry of chiral coordination compounds." (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, April 2009)
"A comprehensive inorganic textbook that explains the fundamentals of chirality and then approaches the specifics of the structure and properties of chiral transition metal compounds.... The authors do not apply any specific focus; rather, they use good examples to open up a multitude of fascinating areas of application." (Organic Chemistry, February 2008)