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Organotransition Metal Chemistry

Based on Collman et al.'s best-selling classic book, Principles and Applications of Organotransition Metal Chemistry, Hartwig's text consists of new or thoroughly updated and restructured chapters and provides an in-depth view into mechanism, reaction scope, and applications. It covers the most important developments in the field over the last twenty years with great clarity with a selective, but thorough and authoritative coverage of the fundamentals of organometallic chemistry, the elementary reactions of these complexes, and many catalytic processes occurring through organometallic intermediates, making this the Organotransition Metal Chemistry text for a new generation of scientists.
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Table of Contents

Structure and Bonding.- Dative Ligands.- Covalent Ligands Bound Through Metal-Carbon and Metal-Hydride Bonds.- Covalent Ligands Bound Through Metal-Heteroatom Bonds.- Ligand Substitution Reactions.- Oxidative Addition of Non-Polar Reagents.- Oxidative Addition of Polar Reagents.- Reductive Elimination.- Migratory Insertion.- Elimination Reactions.- Nucleophilic Attack on Coordinated Ligands.- Electrophilic Attack on Coordinated Ligands.- Metal-Ligand Multiple Bonds.- Principles of Catalysis.- Homogenous Hydrogenation.- Hydrofunctionalization and Oxidative Functionalization of Olefins.- Catalytic Carbonylation.- Catalytic C-H Functionalization.- Cross Coupling.- Allylic Substitution.- Catalytic Metathesis of Olefins and Alkynes.- Olefin Polymerization.

About the Author

JOHN F. HARTWIG, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Professor Hartwig received his B.A. degree from Princeton, USA and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Subsequently, he was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, joined the Yale University faculty in 1992, and joined the University of Illinois chemistry faculty in July 2006. Professor Hartwig's research focuses on the discovery and mechanistic understanding of organic reactions catalyzed by organometallic complexes. He was one of the originators of palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions to form carbon-heteroatom bonds, as well as palladium-catalyzed coupling of enolates and catalytic functionalization of the terminal C-H bonds in alkanes. He was recently the recipient of the 2008 Mukaiyama Award from the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, the 2008 International Catalysis Award from the International Association of Catalysis Societies, the 2008 Paul N. Rylander Award of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society, the 2007 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Organic Synthesis, the 2007 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, and the 2006 ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry.


"...the benchmark text for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course in organometallic extraordinarily thorough, albeit necessarily selective, survey of the historical and contemporary achievements in the field of organotransition metal chemistry. This book is destined to be the go-to resource for the field of transition-metal organometallic chemistry for many years to come." - Shannon S.Stahl, University of Wisconsin - Madison, J.A.C.S "With great coverage of all aspects of the field, Hartwig's Organotransition Metal Chemistry: From Bonding to Catalysis is the new must-have text that very soon will be recognized far and wide as a true chemistry classic." - Harry B. Gray, California Institute of Technology, USA "This will be a very useful reference work." - Martin Semmelhack, Princeton University, USA "This long-awaited new edition of a classic text does a fine job of covering the most important developments in organotransition metal chemistry over the last 20 years, while retaining the earlier versions' effective presentations of basic concepts and older work. It should well serve both teachers choosing a textbook for an advanced course and active researchers looking for a good starting reference source." - Jay A. Labinger, California Institute of Technology, USA

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