Free download of : COMPREHENSIVE COORDINATION CHEMISTRY II From Biology to Nanotechnology Second Edition
This is the sequel of what has become a classic in the field, Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry. The first edition, CCC-I, appeared in 1987 under the editorship of Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson (Editor-in-Chief), Robert D. Gillard and Jon A. McCleverty (Executive Editors). It was intended to give a contemporary overview of the field, providing both a convenient first source of information and a vehicle to stimulate further advances in the field. The second edition, CCC-II, builds on the first and will survey developments since 1980 authoritatively
and critically with a greater emphasis on current trends in biology, materials science and other areas of contemporary scientific interest. Since the 1980s, an astonishing growth and specialisation of knowledge within coordination chemistry, including the rapid development of interdisciplinary fields has made it impossible to provide a totally comprehensive review. CCC-II provides its readers with reliable and informative background information in particular areas based on key primary and secondary references. It gives a clear overview of the state-of-the-art research findings in those areas that the International Advisory Board, the Volume Editors, and the Editors-in-Chief believed to be especially important to the field. CCC-II will provide researchers at all levels of sophistication, from academia, industry and national labs, with an unparalleled
depth of coverage .
The chemistries of scandium and yttrium are often reported together (although yttrium is also often grouped with the lanthanides) so in this section they will be discussed together. Reference, where appropriate, will be made to the first volume in this series,Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry: The Synthesis, Reactions, Properties and Applications of Coordination Compounds (CCC, 1987). Volume 3 of CCC(1987) contained a chapter entitled Scandium, Yttrium and the
Lanthanides, and this chapter is designed to follow part of that chapter. The articles reviewed will cover the period 1982–2001 although earlier work may be cited. Volume 2 of CCC(1987), devoted to ligands, will also be referred to in this chapter ……