Synopses & Reviews
Our knowledge of the chemistry of selenium and tellurium has seen significant progress in the last few decades. This monograph comprises contributions from leading scientists on the latest research into the synthesis, structure and bonding of novel selenium and tellurium compounds. It provides insight into mechanistic studies of these compounds and describes coordination chemistry involving selenium and tellurium containing ligands. Contributions also describe the theoretical and spectroscopic studies of selenium and tellurium compounds. Additionally, this monograph outlines the applications of selenium and tellurium in biological systems, materials science and as reagents in organic synthesis and shows how these applications have been a fundamental driving force behind the research into the inorganic and organic chemistry these fascinating elements.
In addition to updating the reader on recent theoretical and practical research into the synthesis, structure and bonding of novel selenium and tellurium compounds, this book outlines applications in biological systems, materials sience and organic synthesis.
Table of Contents
Organic Phosphorus-Selenium Chemistry.- New Selenium Electrophiles and Their Reactivity.- Redox Chemistry of Sulfur, Selenium and Tellurium Compounds.- Redox and Related Coordination Chemistry of PNP- and PCP-Bridged Selenium and Tellurium-Centred Ligands.- Synthesis, Structures, Bonding, and Ligand Chemistry of Imidoselenium and -tellurium Compounds.- A New Class of Paramagnetics: 1,2,5-Chalcogenadiazolidyl Salts as Potential Building Blocks for Molecular Magnets and Conductors.- Organotelluroxanes.- Recent developments in the Lewis acidic chemistry of selenium and tellurium halides and pseudo-halides.- Selenium and Tellurium Containing Precursors for Semiconducting Material.- Synthesis and Transformations of 2- and 3 hydroxy-selenophenes and 2-and 3-amino- selenophenes and their transformations.- Activation of Peroxides by Organoselenium Catalysts: a Synthetic and Biological Perspective.- Selenium and human health: snapshots from the frontiers of selenium biomedicine.- Metal Complexes Containing P-Se Containing Ligands.