Synopses & Reviews
Many sections of this revised edition have been completely rewritten to take into account the enormous advances in recent years. The book's strenth lies in covering all the main group and transition metals in sufficient depth to give the student a good understanding of the subject.
`..This is clearly a good book for students, which does its job efficiently, at a price which is reasonable. The material is clearly presented, each chapter is provided with suggestions for further reading. There is a set of problems with each chapter.' Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
This text provides an invaluable introduction for all undergraduate students of chemistry and a useful reference of more advanced students. The main group elements (including silicon and phosphorus, but not Group VI) and the transition elements are discussed.
Table of Contents
General survey. Methods of formation of metal carbon bonds of the main group elements. Organometallic compounds of elements of the first three periodic groups. Organometallic compounds of elements of main groups IV and V. Some transition metal chemistry relevent to organometallic chemistry. Organometallic compounds of the transition elements. Classification of ligands and theories of bonding. Organotransition metal chemistry. Alkyl and alkylidene derivatives. Complexes of alkenes and alkynes. Allyl and diene complexes of the transition elements. Five electron ligands. Complexes of arenes. Cluster compounds. Mechanisms of industrial processes clarified by studies of homogeneous catalysis by complexes of transition elements. Some complexes of lanthanides and actinides.