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Noble Gas Chemistry: Structure, Bonding, and Gas-Phase Chemistry

Noble Gas Chemistry: Structure, Bonding, and Gas-Phase Chemistry

Felice Grandinetti

ISBN: 978-3-527-80355-2

Jul 2018

180 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

Authored by one of the world's leading experts in the chemistry of lighter noble gases, this comprehensive monograph fills the need for an up-to-date review of the diverse experimental techniques and theoretical methods currently in practice.
After reviewing the experiments breaking the paradigm of "non-reactive" noble gases, the physico-chemical background is introduced. Besides the emphasis on gas phase reactions, the author presents other relevant systems, such as chemistry in the bulk phase, under high pressure, and cold matrices. The discussion of gas-phase chemistry of the noble gases covers neutral and ionic compounds, diatomic molecules, complexes with small molecules and metal compounds, up to large clusters.
PREFACE
PART A: AN OVERVIEW OF NOBLE GAS CHEMISTRY
A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION
The Nobel Prizes of 1904
The Birth of a Myth
A Matter of Environment
Chemistry Officially Begin
Moving on Different Roads

TYPICAL COMPOUNDS AND BINDING MOTIFS
Complexes with Neutral and Ionic Ligands
Adsorption, Inclusion, and Cage Complexes
Dicoordinated ("Inserted") Compounds
Polycoordinated Compounds
Miscellanea

CHEMISTRY IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS
Chemistry in the Bulk Phase
Chemistry under High Pressures
Chemistry in Cold Matrices
Chemistry in Supercritical Fluids

CHEMISTRY IN SILICO
The Role of Calculations in Noble-Gas Chemistry
Structure and Stability
Bonding Analysis
Reaction Paths, Kinetics, and Dynamics
Solvation and Environment Effects

PART B: GAS-PHASE CHEMISTRY OF THE NOBLE GASES
NEUTRAL SPECIES
A Landscape View
Noble Gas Diatomics and Larger Clusters
Complexes with H2 and HX (X = F, Cl, Br)
Complexes with Hydrocarbons
Complexes with H2O and H2S
Complexes with NH3
Complexes with CO, CO2, and COS
Complexes with N2, O2, and N2O
Complexes with Halocompounds
Complexes with Metal Compounds
Inserted Compounds
Cage Compounds

IONIC SPECIES
A Landscape View
Ionized Noble Gases
Protonated Noble Gases
Complexes with Metal Cations
Complexes with Metal Anions
Complexes with non-Metal Cations
Complexes with non-Metal Anions
Cage Compounds
Reactions of Singly-Charged Cations
Reactions of Singly-Charged Anions
Reactions involving Doubly-Charged Cations