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Rare Earth Coordination Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications

Rare Earth Coordination Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications

Chun-Hui Huang

ISBN: 978-0-470-82486-3

Sep 2011

592 pages



Edited by a highly regarded scientist and with contributions from sixteen international research groups, spanning Asia and North America, Rare Earth Coordination Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications provides the first one-stop reference resource for important accomplishments in the area of rare earth.
Consisting of two parts, Fundamentals and Applications, readers are armed with the systematic basic aspects of rare earth coordination chemistry and presented with the latest developments in the applications of rare earths.
The systematic introduction of basic knowledge, application technology and the latest developments in the field, makes this ideal for readers across both introductory and specialist levels. 
Author Biographies.



1 Introduction (Chunhui Huang and Zuqiang Bian).

1.1 Electronic Configuration of LanthanideAtoms in the Ground State.

1.2 Lanthanide Contraction.

1.3 Specificity of the Photophysical Properties of Rare Earth Compounds.

1.4 Specificities of Rare Earth Coordination Chemistry.

1.5 Coordination Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds.

1.6 Outlook.



2 β-Diketonate Lanthanide Complexes (Kezhi Wang).

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Types of β-Diketones Used for Lanthanide Complexes.

2.3 β-Diketonate Lanthanide Complexes.

2.4 Summary and Outlook.



3 Rare Earth Complexes with Carboxylic Acids, PolyaminopolycarboxylicAcids, and Amino Acids (Ruiyao Wang and Zhiping Zheng).

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Rare Earth Complexes with CarboxylicAcids.

3.3 Rare Earth Complexes with PolyaminopolycarboxylicAcids.

3.4 Rare Earth Complexes with Amino Acids.

3.5 Summary and Outlook.


4 N-Based Rare Earth Complexes (Xiaomei Zhang and Jianzhuang Jiang).

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Rare Earth Complexes with Amide Type Ligands.

4.3 Rare Earth Complexes with N-Heterocyclic Type Ligands.

4.4 Rare Earth Complexes with Schiff Base Type Ligands.

4.5 Outlook.

List of Abbreviations.



5 Rare Earth Polyoxometalate Complexes (Ying Lu and Enbo Wang).

5.1 Synthesis.

5.2 Types and Structure Features.

5.3 Applications.

5.4 Outlook.


6 Coordination Chemistry of Rare EarthAlkoxides, Aryloxides, and Hydroxides (Zhiping Zheng and Ruiyao Wang).

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 LanthanideAlkoxides,Aryloxides, and Macrocyclic Polyaryloxides.

6.3 Lanthanide Hydroxide Complexes.

6.4 Summary and Outlook.



7 Rare Earth Metals Trapped Inside Fullerenes – Endohedral

Metallofullerenes (EMFs) (Xing Lu, Takeshi Akasaka, and Shigeru Nagase).

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Preparation and Purification of EMFs.

7.3 General Structures and Properties of EMFs Encapsulating Rare Earth Metals.

7.4 Chemistry of EMFs.

7.5 Applications of EMFs and Their Derivatives.

7.6 Perspectives: Challenge and Chance.



8 Organometallic Chemistry of the Lanthanide Metals (Yingming Yao and Qi Shen).

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Synthesis and Reactivity of Organolanthanide Complexes Containing Ln–C Bonds.

8.3 Synthesis and Reactivity of Lanthanide Hydride Complexes.

8.4 Synthesis and Reactivity of Divalent Lanthanide Complexes.

8.5 Organometallic Ce(IV) Complexes.

8.6 Application in Homogeneous Catalysis.

8.7 Summary and Outlook.


9 Lanthanide Based MagneticMolecularMaterials (Bingwu Wang, Shangda Jiang, Xiuteng Wang, and Song Gao).

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Magnetic Coupling in Lanthanide Containing Molecular Materials.

9.3 Magnetic Ordering in Lanthanide Based Molecular Materials.

9.4 Magnetic Relaxation in Lanthanide Containing Molecular Materials.

9.5 Outlook.



10 Gadolinium Complexes as MRI Contrast Agents for Diagnosis (Wingtak Wong and Kannie Waiyan Chan).

10.1 Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Contrast Agents.

10.2 Chemistry of Gadolinium Based ContrastAgents.

10.3 Contrast Enhanced MRI for Disease Diagnosis.

10.4 Outlook.


11 Electroluminescence Based on Lanthanide Complexes (Zuqiang Bian and Chunhui Huang).

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Lanthanide Complexes Used in OLEDs.

11.3 Outlook.



12 Near-Infrared (NIR) Luminescence from Lanthanide(III) Complexes (Zhongning Chen and Haibing Xu).

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Organic Antenna Chromophores as Sensitizers.

12.3 Metal–Organic Chromophores as Sensitizers.

12.4 Outlook.

List of Abbreviations.



13 Luminescent Rare Earth Complexes as Chemosensors and Bioimaging Probes (Fuyou Li, Hong Yang, and He Hu).

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 Rare Earth Complexes as Luminescent Chemosensors.

13.3 Bioimaging Based on Luminescent Rare Earth Complexes.

13.4 Rare Earth Luminescent Chemosensors as Bioimaging Probes.

13.5 Rare Earth Complexes as Multiphoton Luminescence Probes for Bioimaging.

13.6 Rare Earth Materials with Upconversion Luminescence for Bioimaging.

13.7 Outlook.



"Overall, this is a book with some excellent and topical content, particularly in the chapters on applications, which a reader who has some basic knowledge of rare earth chemistry will enjoy and find useful." (Chemistry World, 1 January 2011)