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Organometallics, 3rd, Completely Revised and Extended Edition

ISBN: 978-3-527-29390-2
817 pages
March 2006
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THE textbook on organometallic chemistry. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the German original is already a classic, making this third completely revised and updated English edition a must for graduate students and lecturers in chemistry, inorganic chemists, chemists working with/on organometallics, bioinorganic chemists, complex chemists, and libraries. Over one third of the chapters have been expanded to incorporate developments since the previous editions, while the chapter on organometallic catalysis in synthesis and production appears for the first time in this form.

From the reviews of the first English editions:

'The selection of material and the order of its presentation is first class ... Students and their instructors will find this book extraordinarily easy to use and extraordinarily useful.' -Chemistry in Britain

'Elschenbroich and Salzer have written the textbook of choice for graduate or senior-level courses that place an equal emphasis on main group element and transition metal organometallic chemistry. ... this book can be unequivocally recommended to any teacher or student of organometallic chemistry.' - Angewandte Chemie International Edition

'The breadth and depth of coverage are outstanding, and the excitement of synthetic organometallic chemistry comes across very strongly.' - Journal of the American Chemical Society
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Table of Contents

Milestones in Organometallic Chemistry
Organoelement Compounds: Classification and Electronegativity Considerations
Energy, Polarity, and Reactivity of the M-C Bond
Overview of Preparation Methods
Organometallic Compounds of Alkali Metals (Group 1)
Organometallic Compounds of Groups 2 and 12
Organometallic Compounds of the Boron Group (Group 13)
Organoelement Compounds of the Carbon Group (Group 14)
Organoelement Compounds of the Nitrogen Group (Group 15)
Organoelement Compounds of Selenium and Tellurium (Group 16)
Organometallic Compounds of Copper, Silver, and Gold (Group 11)
sigma-Donor Ligands
sigma-Donor/pi-Acceptor Ligands
sigma, pi-Donor/pi-Acceptor Ligands
Metal-Metal Bonds and Transition-Metal-Atom Clusters
Organometallic Chemistry of Lanthanoids and Actinoids
Organometallic Catalysis in Synthesis and Production
Redox Reagents in Organometallic Chemistry
Nomenclature of Organometallic Compounds
Abbreviations and Symbols
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Author Information

Ch. Elschenbroich earned his Ph.D. with E. O. Fischer at Munich in 1966. After two years of post-doctoral study in Israel (1967-68, Weizmann Institute, Technion), he joined Metallgesellschaft AG (Frankfurt, 1969-70) to work on surface-chemical aspects of corrosion protection. During 1971-75 he did research at the University of Basel, Switzerland, dealing with applications of EPR spectroscopy to organometallic chemistry. This led to the "habilitation" in 1975. In the same year he moved to Marburg as a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. He was visiting Professor at Zürich University (1981), Brookhaven National Laboratory (1986) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (1994).
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New to This Edition

Over one third of the chapters have been expanded to incorporate developments since the previous editions
the chapter on organometallic catalysis in synthesis and production appears for the first time in this form
a new section on the organometallic chemistry of the actinoids and lathanoids has been added
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The Wiley Advantage

THE textbook on organometallic chemistry! Comprehensive, up-to-date, all you need to know.
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"The wealth of information contained herein makes it an excellent reference work. (...) We have in 'Organometallics' a cemprehensive and reasonably-priced book that illustrates the synthesis and properties of an enormous range of organyls and complex compounds, and it is highly recommended for advanced students for whom these areas hold a significant attraction."

"Organized by introduction, maingroup and transition-metal organometallic compunds in 18 chapters, Organometallics offers a well-designed and proven textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and for professionals."
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
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