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Published: 29 June 2015

800 Pages | 535

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199342679

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Organometallic Chemistry

Third Edition

Gary O. Spessard and Gary L. Miessler

  • Written with both undergraduate and graduate students in mind to introduce both audiences to their first in-depth study of the subject
  • Numerous in-chapter exercises and worked examples, along with expansive end-of-chapter problem sets, reinforce fundamental concepts covered in the chapters
  • 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 engage students and reveal the relevance of organometallic chemistry to the world of industry

New to this Edition:

  • Updated and expanded coverage of the latest developments in the field, including catalysis, carbene complexes (especially NHC complexes), metathesis and polymerization, CH activation, and applications of cross-coupling reactions to organic synthesis
  • A new Chapter 13 on applications of organometallic chemistry to biochemistry and medicinal chemistry
  • Increased presentation of industrial applications, including metathesis and Ziegler-Natta polymerization, Grubbs and Schrock metal carbene catalysts, and palladium-catalyzed cross-couplings
  • A 20% increase in end-of-chapter problems and worked examples
  • More than 1,100 illustrations and structures, a 28% increase over the second edition
  • A special table of contents and bolded entries in the index to direct readers to the sections of the text that cover spectroscopic methods, including NMR, IR, and mass spectroscopy
  • Expanded emphasis on green chemistry
  • Expanded discussion of computational approaches to molecular orbital calculations that includes coverage of the latest developments in density functional theory and a new section on applications of the QM/MM method to the study of the structure and reactions of organometallic compounds

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