Molecular Clusters of the Main Group Elements
It treats both homonuclear and heteronuclear clusters, including:
the theory and concepts in main-group cluster chemistry,
* novel boranes and heteroboranes,
* silicon/germanium/tin clusters,
* alkali metal suboxides,
* clusters in alloys with mercury,
* chalkogen clusters
* and numerous other compound classes.
The whole is illustrated by examples of the great potential for technical applications such as
electron storage, cancer therapy and in optoelectronic devices.
Its systematic coverage of all relevant main group elements makes this the prime reference source in the field.
List of Contributors.
1. Theory and Concepts in Main-Group Cluster Chemistry (R. King & P. Schleyer).
2.1 Homonuclear Boron Clusters (H. Nöth).
2.2 Boron Clusters in Medical Applications (D. Gabel & Y. Endo).
2.3 Clusters of the Heavier Group 13 Elements (G. Schnöckel, et al.).
2.4 Discret and Extended Metal Clusters in Alloys with Mercury and Other Group 12 Elements (H. Deiseroth).
2.5 Molecular Cages and Clusters of the Heavier Group 14 Elements (E= Si, Ge, Sn or Pb) of Formula EnRm (n > m) (N. Wiberg & P. Power).
2.6 Homoatomic Cages and Clusters of the Heavier Group 15 Elements: Neutral Species and Cations (I. Krossing).
2.7 Cages and Clusters of the Chaicogens (W. Sheldrick).
3.1 Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metal Suboxides and Subnitrides (A. Simon).
3.2 Carboranes: From Small Organoboranes to Clusters (A. Berndt, et al.).
3.3 Heteropolyboranes With the Heavier Group 14 Elements (L. Wesemann & N. Hosmane).
3.4 Borane Clusters with Group 15 and Group 16 Heteroatoms: Survey of Compounds and Structures (P. Paetzold).
3.5 Heteropolyalanes, -gallanes, -indanes and -thallanes (W. Uhl and H. Roesky).
3.6 Cluster Growing Through Ionic Aggregation: Synthesis and Structural Principles of Main Group Metal—Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Arsenic Rich Clusters (M. Driess, et al.).
Heinrich Nöth is professor emeritus of inorganic chemistry at the University of Munich and President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He studied chemistry at the University of Munich. After receiving his PhD degree he joined ICI Ltd. in Britain as a research officer. A year later he returned to Munich where he began his studies on electronprecise polyboranes. In 1966 he became a full professor at the University of Marburg. Three years later he succeeded his former academic teacher, Egon Wiberg, at the University of Munich where he retired in 1996. He is still active in the field of main group chemistry, with a strong emphasis on hydrides and particularly the chemistry of boron, and has made almost 800 publications to date.
"The present publication will be of great value for researchers working with molecular clusters." (E-STREAMS, November 2004)"To summarize, Molecular Clusters of the Main Group Elements is certainly not a popular science book, nor is it a textbook; it is a very good, up-to-date collection of articles for the specialist.
Als Fazit bleibt: Molecular Clusters of the Main Group Elements ist sicher kein populissenschaftliches Werk, auch kein Lehrbuch, aber eine gelungene, hoch aktuelle Zusammenstellung fen interessierten Fachmann."
—Michael Ruck, TU Dresden, Angewandte Chemie, 2004 - 116/36 + International Edition 2004 - 43/36