Organometallic chemistry explores the chemistry of the often bewildering variety of compounds featuring metal-carbon bonds. A field that has underpinned the development of new synthetic methods and materials, it is also central to our understanding of catalysis.
In his text, Manfred Bochmann distils the extensive knowledge of the field into a succinct overview of essential concepts. The book is enriched throughout with examples that demonstrate how our understanding of organometallic chemistry has led to new applications in research and industry - not least in relation to catalysis - and an extensive reaction schemes and structures give added clarity to the concepts being explained.
Striking just the right balance between breadth and depth - and with features throughout to support the learning process - Organometallics and Catalysis is the perfect introduction for undergraduate and graduate students who need a thorough grounding on the subject or are embarking on new research areas.
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Manfred Bochmann is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Wolfson Materials and Catalysis Centre at the University of East Anglia where his research centres broadly around synthetic organometallic and coordination chemistry directed towards homogeneous catalysis. A former Head of the School of Chemistry, in 2003 he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Medal for Organometallic Chemistry. Professor Bochmann is the author of two Oxford Chemistry Primers on organometallic chemistry, and is an Associate Editor of the journal Organometallics.
Part 1. Organometallic Compounds of Main Group Elements ; 1.1 General and bonding considerations ; 1.2 Alkali metal organometallics: lithium ; 1.3 Organometallic compounds of alkaline earth metals ; 1.4 Zinc, cadmium and mercury ; 1.5 Organometallic compounds of the boron group ; 1.6 Organometallic compounds of the carbon group ; Part 2. Organometallic Compounds of Transition Metals ; 2.1 Ligand types ; 2.2 Common types of organometallic complexes ; 2.3 Electron counting and the 16/18-electron rule ; 2.4 Ligand properties and metal-ligand bonding ; 2.5 L-type *p-acceptor ligands : metal carbonyl complexes ; 2.6 L-type *p-acceptor ligands: alkenes, dienes and alkynes ; 2.7 LX- and L2X-type *p-acceptor ligands: allyl and enyl complexes ; 2.8 L2X-type *p-acceptor ligands: metallocene complexes ; 2.9 Arene complexes ; 2.10 Sigma complexes ; 2.11 Complexes with M-C *s-bonds ; 2.12 Alkylidene complexes ; 2.13 Complexes with MC triple bonds: carbynes ; Part 3. Homogeneous Catalysis with Organometallic Transition Metal Complexes ; 3.1 General considerations ; 3.2 Key reaction steps in homogeneous catalysis ; 3.3 Catalytic H-H and H-X additions ; 3.4 Catalytic carbonylations ; 3.5 Alkene oxidations ; 3.6 Coupling reactions ; 3.7 Alkene polymerizations ; Appendix 1 Commonly used solvents and their properties ; Appendix 2 Number and symmetry of infrared-active vibrations of metal carbonyl complexes ; Appendix 3 Answers to exercises ; Appendix 4 Further reading