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Transition Metal Carbonyl Cluster Chemistry

By Paul J. Dyson, J. Scott McIndoe

Series Editor: Paul O'Brien, David Phillips, Stanley Roberts

CRC Press – 2000 – 180 pages

Series: Advanced Chemistry Texts

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    978-90-5699-289-7
    November 17th 2000

Description

Transition metal carbonyl clusters (TMCCs) continue to inspire great interest in chemical research, as much for their fascinating structures as for potential industrial applications conferred by their unique properties. This highly accessible book introduces the bonding, structure, spectroscopic properties, and characterization of clusters, and then explores their synthesis, reactivity, reaction mechanisms and use in organic synthesis and catalysis.

Transition Metal Carbonyl Cluster Chemistry describes models and rules that correlate cluster structure with electron count, which are then applied in worked examples. Subsequent chapters explain how bonding relates to molecular structure, demonstrate the use of spectroscopic techniques such as NMR, IR and MS in

cluster chemistry, and outline the factors contributing to the stability, dynamics and reactivity of clusters. The second part of this book discusses the synthesis and applications of TMCCs.  It emphasizes the differences between the reactivities of clusters vs. mononuclear metal complexes, contingent to the availability of multiple-bonding sites and heterosite reactivity.  The final chapters discuss reactions in which clusters act as homogeneous catalysts; including discussion on the use of solid and biphasic liquid-liquid supported clusters in heterogeneous catalysts.

A useful reference for those commencing further research or post-graduate study on metal carbonyl clusters and advanced organometallic chemistry, this book is also a cornerstone addition to academic and libraries as well as private collections.

Reviews

'The book is rich in both conceptual illustrations and detailed descriptions of clusters. … It promises to become a useful introduction for those new to the field of cluster chemistry.' - Choice, June 2001

Contents

INTRODUCTION

Definition and Scope

Transition Metal Carbonyl Clusters

ELECTRON COUNTING AND METAL-METAL BONDING

The Ligands

The Eighteen-Electron Rule

The Effective Atomic Number (EAN) Rule

Wade’s Rules

The Isolobal Principle

Polyhedral Skeletal Electron Pair Theory (PSEPT)

The Capping Principle

Condensed Polyhedra

STRUCTURE

Mononuclear and Dinuclear Complexes

Trinuclear and Tetranuclear Clusters

Pentanuclear and Hexanuclear Clusters

Capped Polyhedra

Coupled and Condensed Polyhedra

Open and Planar Clusters

Larger Clusters

Clusters with Metal-Metal Multiple Bonds

LIGANDS

Carbon Monoxide

Ligands Related to CO

Phosphorus Ligands

Interstitial Main Group Atoms

Hydride Ligands

Unsaturated Organic Ligands

Other Ligands

CHARACTERISATION TECHNIQUES

Infrared Spectroscopy

Mass Spectrometry

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

X-ray Crystallography

Miscellaneous Characterisation Techniques

Cluster-Surface Analogy

SYNTHESIS

Simple Homoleptic Carbonyls

High Nuclearity Carbonyl Clusters

REACTIVITY

Reduction

Protonation

Substitution

Association and Dissociation

Oxidative Addition and Reductive Elimination

Carbide Formation

Cluster Decomposition Reactions

REACTIONS WITH ORGANIC LIGANDS

Alkyl and Alkylidyne Clusters

Alkenes, Alkynes and Allyls

C5-Rings

C6-Rings

C7 and C8-Rings

Heterocycles

HETERONUCLEAR CARBONYL CLUSTERS

Synthesis

Heterosite Reactivity

ORGANIC TRANSFORMATIONS USING STOICHIOMETRIC AND CATALYTIC QUANTITIES OF CLUSTERS

Establishing Catalysis by Clusters

Hydrogenation Reactions

Hydroformylation

The Water-Gas Shift Reaction

C-H Bond Activation and C-C Bond Formation

Mixed –metal Clusters in Catalysis

Supported Cluster Catalysis and Use of Non-Organic Solvents

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