Physical Inorganic Chemistry. Reactions, Processes, and Applications

  • ID: 1267440
  • Book
  • 616 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Details key knowledge and the most recent advances in physical inorganic chemistry

Inorganic chemistry has been changing dramatically over the years, fueled by the growing understanding of the importance and roles of metals in biology, medicine, and catalysis, and by the new and important thrusts into modern materials. Written by contributors at the forefront of the field and edited by Andreja Bakac, Physical Inorganic Chemistry provides insight into the role, capabilities, and applications of physical inorganic chemistry in some of the most vibrant areas of modern science.

The book addresses a wide range of topics at a fundamental level, with a unique emphasis on mechanisms. Its twelve chapters cover:

  • Recent advances in activation of traditionally unreactive molecules such as molecular hydrogen, molecular oxygen, and hydrocarbons

  • Developments bearing on the future of solar energy, hydrogen energy, biorenewables, catalysis, and human health

Offering comprehensive information and a much–needed perspective, Physical Inorganic Chemistry is an invaluable resource for researchers, professors, and students alike.

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Preface ix

Contributors xi

1 Electron Transfer Reactions 1Ophir Snir and Ira A. Weinstock

2 Proton–Coupled Electron Transfer in Hydrogen and Hydride Transfer Reactions 39Shunichi Fukuzumi

3 Oxygen Atom Transfer 75Mahdi M. Abu–Omar

4 Mechanisms of Oxygen Binding and Activation at Transition Metal Centers 109Elena V. Rybak–Akimova

5 Activation of Molecular Hydrogen 189Gregory J. Kubas and Dennis Michael Heinekey

6 Activation of Carbon Dioxide 247Ferenc Joo

7 Chemistry of Bound Nitrogen Monoxide and Related Redox Species 281Jose A. Olabe

8 Ligand Substitution Dynamics in Metal Complexes 339Thomas W. Swaddle

9 Reactivity of Inorganic Radicals in Aqueous Solution 395David M. Stanbury

10 Organometallic Radicals: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Reaction Mechanisms 429Tamas Kegl, George C. Fortman, Manuel Temprado, and Carl D. Hoff

11 Metal–Mediated Carbon––Hydrogen Bond Activation 495Thomas Brent Gunnoe

12 Solar Photochemistry with Transition Metal Compounds Anchored to Semiconductor Surfaces 551Gerald J. Meyer

Index 589

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ANDREJA BAKAC received her PhD in chemistry from the University of Zagreb. She is a Senior Scientist at the Ames National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor in the Chemistry Department at?Iowa State University. Among her many research interests are kinetics and mechanisms of inorganic and organometallic reactions, photochemistry, free–radical reactions, catalysis, and activation of dioxygen.

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