Synopses & Reviews
The subject of the book is electron transfer reactions in organic chemistry, with the emphasis on mechanistic aspects. The theoretical framework is that of the Marcus theory, well-known from its extensive use in inorganic chemistry. The book deals with definitions of electron transfer, theory of electron transfer reactions (Marcus' and Pross-Shaik's approach) experimental diagnosis of electron transfer reactions, examples from inorganic/organic reactants and purely organic reactants, electro- and photochemical electron transfer, electron transfer catalyzed reactions, connections between electron transfer and polar mechanisms, and applications of electron transfer, such as electrosynthesis of organic chemicals, photochemical energy storage, conducting organic materials and chemiluminescence. The approach is new in so far as no comparable book has been published. The book will be of value to anyone interested in keeping track of developments in physical organic chemistry.
Table of Contents
Contents: Electron Transfer, a Neglected Concept in Organic Chemistry.- Concepts and Definitons.- Theories of Electron Transfer in Organic Chemistry.- How to Use the Marcus Theory.- Experimental Diagnosis.- Reaction Between Organic and Inorganic Non-metallic Species.- Reaction Between Organic and Metal Ion Species.- Electron Transfer Reactions Between Organic Species.- Electricity and Light Promoted ET.- Electron Transfer Catalyzed Reactions.- ET and Polar Mechanisms; How Are They Connected?.- Applications of Outer-sphere Electron Transfer.- Epilogue.- Subject Index.