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Modern Supramolecular Gold Chemistry: Gold-Metal Interactions and Applications

Modern Supramolecular Gold Chemistry: Gold-Metal Interactions and Applications

Antonio Laguna (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62377-8

Aug 2009

525 pages


Filling a gap in our systematic knowledge of gold, this monograph covers the fundamental aspects, while also considering new applications of gold compounds in catalysis, as nanoparticles, and their potential application as luminescent compounds.
Written by an eminent team of authors from academia, the book analyzes the current status of gold chemistry, its special characteristics, oxidation states and main type of complexes, before going on to look at the synthesis of supramolecular aggregates due to the formation of gold-gold, gold-metal interactions or other secondary bonds. Final sections deal with LEDs, solvoluminescent and electroluminescent materials, liquid crystals and catalysis.
While of interest to advanced chemistry students, this book is also useful for researchers interested in the chemistry of gold and its applications, as well as those involved in metal-metal interactions, heteronuclear chemistry or in the optical properties of coordination compounds.
The Chemistry of Gold
Gold-Gold Interactions
Gold Nanomaterials
Gold-Heterometal Interactions and Bonds
Supramolecular Architecture by Secondary Bonds
Luminescence of Supramolecular Gold Containing Materials
Liquid Crystals
Concluding Remarks
"The book gives a fine overview of current research in gold chemistry and conveys the excitement and opportunities in the field.... For those interested in supramolecular gold chemistry, this book will be a particular delight." (Angewandte Chemie, May 2009)

"[I can] highly recommend this book to researchers engaged in gold chemistry and technology as a primary reference book and also as a book to ponder over and, maybe, use as a source of inspiration to do some gold chemistry." (Gold Bulletin, January 2009)