1. Experimental Inorganic Chemistry: A History of Dazzling Color!
2. Levels 1–2. Werner’s Notion—Creating the Field: Synthesis and Analysis of Cobalt Ammine Coordination Compounds.
3. Levels 3 and 4. Molecular Geometry and Stability: Solid and Solution Phase Analysis of N,N'-disalicylaldehyde-1,3-propanediimine nickel(II).
4. Levels 3–4. Reactivity I: Substitution Reactions—The Reaction of Aquapentacyanoferrate(II) Ion [Fe(CN)5(H2O)]3- with Amino Acids.
5. Levels 4 and 5. Electron Transfer Reactions—Structure, Properties and Reactivity of Tris(bidentate chelate) cobalt(II/III) Complexes.
6. Levels 4 and 5. Metals in Medicine: Synthesis and Biological Reactivity of the Platinum Anticancer Drug, cis-Platin and its Isomer, trans-Platin.
7. Levels 4 and 5. Metals in the Environment—Cd2+ Sequestration by Phytochelatins and Bioremediation.
8. Level 5. Metals in Molecular Biology—Synthesis, Photophysical and Chiral Properties of Tris(1,10-Phenanthroline)Chromium(III): Metal Complex DNA Interactions and Reactivity.
9. Level 5. Oxidation of a Natural Product by a Vanadium Catalyst: Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Vanadyl-bis (2,4-pentanedione), VO(acac)2.
Appendix 1. Introduction to Pulsed NMR Spectroscopy of Metal Complexes.
Appendix 2. Introduction to Cyclic Voltammetry.
Appendix 3. States and Term Symbols for Polyelectronic Systems.
Appendix 4. Setting up an Maintaining CHO Cell Culture.
Appendix 5. Setting Up and Maintaining Yeast Culture.
Appendix 6. A Brief Guide to Writing in Chemistry.
"Even coordination chemists who already know everything … can benefit from this book as a source of inspiration...Not many textbooks can claim to have achieved that and to deserve the label "surprising"." (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, January 2008)
- Uses an integrated approach to experimentation in the inorganic field
- Presents a concise review of coordination chemistry, offering supplemental reading to a text
- Contains experiments appropriate for college students of all levels up through graduate, providing continuity of learning throughout an educational career
- Tells the historical story of coordination chemistry, from its origins in Russia through today, via experiment sets
- Provides a source for fundamentals of techniques, including some biological techniques that bioinorganic chemists in particular might wish to consult
- Instructor's Manual available for use in course planning and development