Authored by one of the world's leading experts in the field, this treatment of a core topic in coordination chemistry discusses the fundamentals, including the physical properties and chemical reactivity, followed by interesting applications in catalysis and biochemistry. The result is a perfect overview for all newcomers to the field as well as more experienced researchers.
About the Author
Wolfgang Kaim is Professor of coordination chemistry at the University of Stuttgart. He studied chemistry at the University of Frankfurt and University of Konstanz. After obtaining his PhD with H. Bock in 1978, he spent a postdoctoral year with F. A. Cotton at Texas A&M University. In 1987 he moved from the University of Frankfurt to a Full Professorship at the University of Stuttgart. His main research interests focus on the charge and electron transfer reactivity of molecular compounds and various aspects of coordination chemistry.
Mark Ringenberg studied chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and completed his PhD studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with T. B. Rauchfuss. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Basel in the group of T. R. Ward. Since 2013 he is Senior Scientist at the University of Stuttgart. His research focuses on synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry, electrochemical techniques and small molecule activation.