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Carbon: Inorganic Chemistry

  1. Tomislav Friščić,
  2. Leonard R. MacGillivray

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0034

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Friščić, T. and MacGillivray, L. R. 2011. Carbon: Inorganic Chemistry . Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

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Abstract

The article provides a brief and general overview of the chemical and physical properties of carbon, as it relates to inorganic chemistry. Several allotropic forms of carbon are described, with general properties discussed. The characteristics and synthetic methods for the preparation of simple compounds involving carbon or carbon and hydrogen with halogens, oxygen, sulfur, as well as nitrogen, are provided. In addition, recent developments in supramolecular chemistry to construct ladder-like carbon frameworks are outlined.

Keywords:

  • supramolecular chemistry;
  • carbon compounds;
  • carbon isotopes;
  • carbon allotropic modifications;
  • ladderanes