Organometallic Chemistry, 2nd Edition by Miessler and Spessard :: Organometallic chemistry is an exciting and rapidly-expanding field that has changed considerably over the 12 years intervening between the first edition of our textbook and the appearance of this new edition. Since 1997, six organometallic chemists have been honored as Nobel Laureates because their work has had such an enormous impact, not only on the field but also to related areas of the chemical sciences, especially organic synthesis. The first edition indicated that π-bond metathesis would have significant bearing on the course of organometallic chemistry. We now realize that the applications of metathesis to organic synthesis constitute one of the most significant advances in the ability to construct complex molecules to occur in the past 50 years. The ready availability of user-friendly software and high-speed computers has made computational chemistry and molecular modeling important and routinely used tools for the elucidation of organometallic reaction mechanisms. High-level molecular orbital calculations have helped unravel the mysteries of catalytic cycles and allowed chemists to develop new chemistry based on the results and predictions of these computations. Recent developments in organometallic chemistry have been highly beneficial to practitioners of materials science, who produce exciting new substances, often through organotransition metal-catalyzed polymerization reactions.

Organometallic Chemistry, 2nd Edition by Miessler and Spessard

Book Description:

Designed with the needs of both undergraduate and graduate students in mind, Organometallic Chemistry, Second 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 and patient 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 organometallic reaction mechanisms, more advanced topics of catalysis, carbene complexes, metathesis, applications of organometallic chemistry to organic synthesis, and cluster compounds.

Title: Organometallic Chemistry 2nd Edition
Editor: Gary O. Spessard
Gary L. Miessler
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Length: 732 pages
Size: 7.78 MB
Language: English
BOOK FEATURES

* Numerous in-chapter worked examples and expansive end-of-chapter problem sets. Covering a wide spectrum of difficulty, the end-of-chapter problems range from basic practice problems to more advanced analytical ones; many of these are directly referenced to the current chemical literature.

* An experimental approach–illustrated by both groundbreaking classic experiments and cutting-edge contemporary ones– that not only teaches students what is now known about organometallic chemistry, but also how we know what we know

* Real-world applications–highlighted throughout the text– that engage students and reveal the relevance of organometallic chemistry to the world of industry

Book Contents
Chapter 1 Examples Compounds
Chapter 2 Molecular Orbitals
Chapter 3 Orbitals
Chapter 4 Complexes
Chapter 5 Bonding
Chapter 6 Structure
Chapter 7 Spectral
Chapter 8 Mechanisms
Chapter 9 Reaction
Chapter 10 Interaction
Chapter 11 Diagram
Chapter 12 Oxidation
Chapter 13 Isolobal
NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION

* Updated and expanded coverage of the latest developments in the field, including IR, NMR, and mass spectroscopy; catalysis; carbene complexes; metathesis and polymerization; and applications to organic synthesis

* More extensive treatments of industrial applications, including hydroformylation, uses of Grubbs and Schrock metal carbene catalysts, SHOP, palladium-catalyzed cross-couplings, and more

* 50% more in-chapter worked examples and expansive end-of-chapter problem sets than the previous edition

* 25% more in-chapter exercises (with answers in Appendix B) than the previous edition
* A new focus on green chemistry that reveals how well its principles mesh with those of organotransition metal catalysis

* Introduction of the 18-electron rule (Chapter 3)

* New computational approaches to molecular orbital calculations (Chapter 2)

* 25% more molecular model illustrations than the previous edition. The text now includes more than 600 illustrations and structures, including 120 brand-new figures; all preexisting figures have been revised for clarity and consistency.

Organometallic Chemistry, Second Edition, is supplemented by an Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM, which includes all of the figures from the text in electronic format and the solutions to all of the exercises and problems from the text (in an editable Word file format).

Organometallic Chemistry

Author(s): Gary O. Spessard, Gary L. Miessler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2009

ISBN: 0195330994


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