Metal Clusters in Chemistry

Metal Clusters in Chemistry

Editor(s): P. Braunstein, L. A. Oro, P. R. Raithby

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9783527295494

Online ISBN: 9783527618316

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618316

About this Book

Metal cluster chemistry is at the cutting edge between molecular and solid-state chemistry and has therefore had a great impact on the researchers working on organic, coordination, and solid-state chemistry, catalysis, physics, and materials science. The development of new sophisticated synthetic techniques has led to enormous progress in the synthesis of this diverse class of compounds. The number of clusters is growing rapidly, since the possible variations in the metal and ligand sphere are numerous. Modern bonding theories, such as the isolobal principle, have allowed a better understanding of the structures and properties of metal clusters, and thus paved the way for the usage of these versatile materials. Catalysis and nanomaterials are just two of the very promising application-oriented fields.

Seventy six contributions, written by world experts in this research field, provide extensive coverage of different aspects of cluster chemistry, ranging from synthesis, structure determination, and dynamics to applications. Up-to-date information, including an impressive collection of structural data and illustrations, extensive coverage of the most important publications of the last decade, and many more features make this three-volume set a complete single-source guide for all researchers working in the area of cluster chemistry.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Molecular Metal Clusters - 1 Molecular Clusters

    1. Chapter 1.20

      Novel Imido Rhodium Clusters: Synthesis and Perspectives (pages 381–398)

      Luis A. Oro, Miguel A. Ciriano, Cristina Tejel, You-Mao Shi and Javier Modrego

    2. Chapter 1.26

      Au(I) Au(I) and Au(I) Ag(I) Loose Clusters (pages 493–508)

      José Vicente, Maria-Teresa Chicote, Isabel Saura-Llamas, Maria-Cristina Lagunas, M. Carmen Ramirez De Arellano, Pablo González-Herrero, Maria-Dolores Abrisqueta and Rita Guerrero

  2. Part II: Catalysis and Dynamics and Physical Properties - 2 Metal Clusters in Catalysis

    1. Chapter 2.6

      Metal Clusters as Models for Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts (pages 741–781)

      Michael Brorson, Jason D. King, Keranio Kiriakidou, Fabio Prestopino and Ebbe Nordlander

  3. Part II: Catalysis and Dynamics and Physical Properties - 3 Dynamics and Physical Properties

  4. Part III: Nanomaterials and Solid State Chemistry - 4 Nanomaterials

    1. Chapter 4.5

      Strategies for Assembling Pd and Pt Atoms (pages 1364–1391)

      Michael N. Vargaftik, Natalia YU. Kozitsyna, Natalia V. Cherkashina, Rimma I. Rudy, Dmitry I. Kochubey and Ilya I. Moiseev

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