Transition Metal Arene -Complexes in Organic Synthesis and Catalysis - Topics in Organometallic Chemistry 7 (Paperback)Peter E. Kundig (editor), A. Bottcher (author of contributions), A. Chlenov (author of contributions), B. Gotov (author of contributions), W.D. Harman (author of contributions), M.A. Kondratenkov (author of contributions), E.P. Kundig (author of contributions), K. Munz (author of contributions), A. Pape (author of contributions), J. H. Rigby (author of contributions)
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Metal-arene pi-complexes show a rich and varied chemistry. The metal adds a third dimension to the planar aromatic compounds and coordination of a metal to an arene thus not only altering the reactivity of ring-carbons and substituents but also makes possible reactions that lead to chiral non-racemic products. This book, organized in nine chapters and written by leading scientists in the field provides the reader with an up-to-date treatise on the subject organized according to reaction type and use. It covers the wide spectrum of arene activation: from the electrophilic activation of h6-bound arene by pi-Lewis acid metal complex fragments, to reactions of nucleophilic h2-coordinated arene complexes. The preparation of complexes is detailed, as are the scope, limitations and challenges of reactions in contemporary pi-arene metal chemistry with special attention given to asymmetric transformations. The emphasis of the book is on transformations of interest to organic synthesis and on the use of the complexes as catalysts or as chiral ligands.
The book is written for academic and industrial researchers in organic, organometallic, and inorganic chemistry as well as for advanced chemistry students.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 379 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 13 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
"The editor has succeeded well in the selection of authors, who have particularly strong profiles in their respective areas of research."......"Overall, this is an excellent book with a lot of valuable, concisely presented information. The literature references usually end with the year 2001. Occasional language shortcomings, or formulas that are printed too small, cannot significantly detract from the high quality of the contributions."
Holger Butenschoen, Institute for Organic Chemistry, University of Hannover
Journal: Angewandte Chemie, Vol. 44, Issue 11, p. 1591-1592 (2005)