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Unusual Structures and Physical Properties in Organometallic Chemistry

Marcel Gielen (Editor), Rudolph Willem (Editor), Bernd Wrackmeyer (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-49635-9
446 pages
October 2008
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The principal idea of this volume is to offer a Capita Selecta of unconventional and thought-provoking topics in organometallic chemistry, presented by experts in each field. As intended, this approach leads either to reviews covering a specific uncommon class of organometallic compounds or to overviews which relate uncommon physical properties with various classes of organometallic compounds. The contributions are streamlined thus onto two main axes - unusual properties reflecting structures and bonding situations, on the one hand, and uncommon structural features or structure-reactivity relationships, on the other. Extensive cross-referencing of useful information is provided, making this volume accessible for people working in rather different areas of organometallic chemistry.
The synthesis of molecules with 'extreme' properties is a challenge for all those working in organometallic chemistry, irrelevant of theoretical/computational, synthetic or application interests. This book presents case studies at the interface of these overlapping interests.
Unusual Structures and Physical Properties in Organometallic Chemistry:
* Provides test cases for computational and theoretical models
* Presents a challenge for synthetic chemists
* Provides ideal show cases for analytical techniques
This volume will be an invaluable reference for researchers in organometallic chemistry, computational and theoretical chemistry, NMR and other spectroscopic methods.
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Contributors.

Series Preface.

Preface.

1. Structure and Electrochemistry of Transition Metal Carbonyl Clusters with Interstitial or Semi-Interstitial Atoms: Contrast between Nitrides or Phosphides and Carbides (Piero Zanello).

2. Unusual Nuclear Magnetic Shielding and Coupling Constants Related to Unusual Bonding Situations (Bernd Wrackmeyer).

3. Deuterium Spin-Lattice Relaxation and Deuterium Quadrupole Coupling Constants. A Novel Strategy for Characterization of Transition Metal Hydrides and Dihydrogen Complexes in Solution (Vladimir I. Bakhmutov).

4. NMR Studies of Ligand Nuclei in Organometallic Compounds--New Information from Solid-State NMR Techniques (Guy M. Bernard and Roderick E. Wasylishen).

5. Metal Atom Motion in Some Iron Organometallics (Rolfe H. Herber).

6. Magnetic Communication in Binuclear Organometallic Complexes Mediated by Carbon-Rich Bridges (Frédéric Paul and Claude Lapinte).

7. Molecular Cluster Complexes with Facial Arene Ligands (Herbert Wadepohl).

8. Cobaltafulvenes and Cobaltapentalenes: Highly Polar Metallacyclic II-Systems with Unusual Properties (Herbert Wadepohl).

9. Novel Highly Nucleophilic Ylidic Ligands for the Preparation of Unusually Stable Metal Complexes (Norbert Kuhn, Martin Göhner, Gernot Frenking and Yu Chen).

10. Supramolecular Interactions in Structures of Organic Antimony and Bismuth Compounds (Gabor Balázs and Hans Joachim Breunig).

Index.
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"...This book is valuable..." (Chemistry & Industry, 17 March 2003)

"...chemists will benefit from this broad survey volume..." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 125, No. 25, 2003)

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