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Dithiolene Chemistry: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications, Volume 52

Edward I. Stiefel (Editor), Kenneth D. Karlin (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-47191-2
738 pages
January 2004
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The Progress in Inorganic Chemistry series provides inorganic chemistry with a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. Volume 52, Dithiolene Chemistry: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications continues this forum with a focus on dithiolene chemistry and a significant, up-to-date selection of papers by internationally recognized researchers. Dithiolene complexes have a remarkable set of properties, a fact which has made them the object of intense study for new materials and sensors.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Synthesis of Transition Metal Dithiolenes (T. B. Rauchfuss).

Chapter 2: Structures and Structural Trends in Homoleptic Dithiolene Complexes (C. L. Beswick, J. M. Schulman, and E. I. Stiefel).

Chapter 3: The Electronic Structure and Spectroscopy of Metallo-Dithiolene Complexes (M. L. Kirk, R. L. McNaughton, and M. E. Helton).

Chapter 4: Vibrational Spectra of Dithiolene Complexes (M. K. Johnson).

Chapter 5: Electrochemical and Chemical Reactivity of Dithiolene Complexes (K. Wang).

Chapter 6: Luminescence and Photochemistry of Metal Dithiolene Complexes (S. D. Cummings and R. Eisenberg).

Chapter 7: Metal Dithiolene Complexes in Detection: Past, Present, and Future (K. A. Van Houten and R. S. Pilato).

Chapter 8: Solid-State Properties (Electronic, Magnetic, Optical) of Dithiolene Complex-Based Compunds (C. Faulmann and P. Cassoux).

Chapter 9: Dithiolenes in Biology (S. J. N. Burgmayer).

Chapter 10: Chemical Analogues of the Catalytic Centers of Molybdenum and Tungsten Ditholene-Containing Enzymes (J. McMaster, J. M. Tunney, and C. D. Garner).

Chapter 11: Dithiolenes in More Complex Ligands (D. Sellmann and J. Sutter).

Subject Index.

Cumulative Index, Volumes 1–52.

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Author Information

EDWARD I. STIEFEL is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University. He has worked as Senior Scientific Advisor at ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research and as Senior Investigator at the Charles F. Kettering Research Laboratory. He is a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the winner of the American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry for the year 2000. He is also the founding co-chair (with Russell Hille) of the Inaugural Gordon Research Conference on Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzymes (July 1999) and (with François Morel) of the Inaugural Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry (June 2002).
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"…a valuable contribution to the literature…the editor should be congratulated upon producing it to such a high standard. I recommend it unreservedly…" (Angewandte Chemie, December 17, 2004)

"…a balanced and comprehensive treatment of incontestable currency and utility…a primary, and possibly indispensable, resource." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, August 11, 2004)

“…an extremely useful addition…” (Applied Organometallic Chemistry, Vol 18, No 8, August 2004)

"The editor, Dr. Edward Stiefel, has impeccable credentials. You could not find a better person to serve as editor. He is very well known, in fact renowned among inorganic chemists. Moreover, he is highly efficient and should prove pleasant to work with. Last, but not least, his knowledge of chemistry and its denizens is voluminous."
—Dr. Marc Walters, New York University, Department of Chemistry

"This book would serve an important need."
—Dr. Stephen Koch, SUNY Stony Brook, Chemistry Department

"Dithiolene metal complexes have a history going back to the 1960's (at least). But, interest in such compounds faded by the seventies. However, there has been a major resurgence, just in the last very few years, and a number of research groups have found exciting new properties (i.e., photochemistry, luminescence), applications as sensors and new materials of industrial interest. Moreover, very recent (in the last five years, or less) biochemical insights have revealed that dithiolene-metal complexes exist in nature, in certain enzyme active sites. Thus, a segment of the biochemical and (bio)inorganic chem istry community is currently devoting considerable attention to inorganic synthetic, theoretical and other aspects of dithiolene coordination chemistry."
—Dr. Kenneth D. Karlin, Editor of Progress in Inorganic Chemistry, and Chemistry Professor at John Hopkins University

"Overall, I am quite enthusiastic about the proposed book on dithiolenes. This is an active research area, and I have long been curious that there is not monograph on the subject."
—Dr. T.B. Rauchfuss, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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