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Designed with the needs of both undergraduate and graduate students in mind, Organometallic Chemistry, Third Edition, covers the fundamentals of organometallic chemistry by presenting seminal experiments, analyzing real data, and offering the most comprehensive problem sets available.
The text opens with careful explanations of the structure and bonding of organometallic compounds, providing a uniquely accessible introduction to the subject for undergraduate students. Later chapters build on this foundation with in-depth coverage of more advanced topics such as organometallic reaction mechanisms, catalysis, carbene complexes, metathesis, applications of organometallic chemistry to organic synthesis, and bioorganometallic chemistry.
Gary O. Spessard is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at St. Olaf College. His areas of expertise include organic chemistry, green chemistry, and the synthesis and biosynthesis of natural products.
Gary L. Miessler is Professor of Chemistry at St. Olaf College. His areas of expertise include inorganic chemistry, organometallic synthesis, and the photochemistry of transition metal complexes.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. An Overview of Organometallic Chemistry 2. Fundamentals of Structure and Bonding 3. The 18-Electron Rule 4. The Carbonyl Ligand 5. Pi Ligands 6. Other Important Ligands 7. Organometallic Reactions I: Reactions that Occur at the Metal 8. Organometallic Reactions II: Reactions Involving Modification of Ligands 9. Homogeneous Catalysis: The Use of Transition Metal Complexes in Catalytic Cycles 10. Transition Metal-Carbene and -Carbyne Complexes: Structure, Preparation, and Chemistry 11. Metathesis and Polymerization Reactions 12. Applications of Organometallic Chemistry to Organic Synthesis 13. Bioorganometallic Chemistry Appendix A. List of Abbreviations Appendix B. Answer to Exercises Index