Organotransition Metal Chemistry – From Bonding to Catalysis
provides a selective, but thorough and authoritative coverage of the
fundamentals of organometallic chemistry, the elementary reactions of
these complexes, and many catalytic processes occurring through
organometallic intermediates. Built upon the foundation established by
the classic text by Collman, Hegedus, Norton and Finke, this text
consists of new or thoroughly updated and restructured chapters and
provides an in-depth view into mechanism, reaction scope, and
The early chapters describe the principles of bonding and the classes of
ligands that characterize organotransition metal chemistry. The
remainder of the book focuses on the reactions of organometallic
complexes. The second portion of the book describes the classic
stoichiometric organometallic reactions, including ligand substitution,
oxidative addition, reductive elimination, migratory insertions,
eliminations, electrophilic attack on coordinated ligands, nucleophilic
attack on coordinated ligands, and chemistry of metal-ligand multiple
bonds. The third portion of the text describes the principles of
catalysis and the classic catalytic processes of organometallic systems.
Written by a teacher and experienced practitioner of the field, the
book’s content is simultaneously accessible to students with no
background in the subject matter and invaluable to synthetic organic
chemists, inorganic chemists, and even experts in the field.
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