Physical Inorganic Chemistry. Principles, Methods, and Models

  • ID: 2171841
  • Book
  • 528 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Enables you to master the methods and techniques of today′s physical inorganic chemistry

Physical Inorganic Chemistry explores the most recent advances in this dynamic area of chemistry, with an emphasis on methods and techniques. Readers gain new insights into chemical reactions and mechanisms at the molecular level, and an understanding of the critical roles of metals in catalysis, biology, and medicine.

Each of the ten chapters, contributed by one or more leading experts, is dedicated to a particular method or technique and includes detailed examples where the method or technique facilitated important scientific breakthroughs. The book offers leading–edge reviews of:

  • Inorganic and bioinorganic spectroscopy

  • Magnetochemical methods and models in inorganic chemistry

  • Absolute chiral structures of inorganic compound

  • Chemical kinetics as a mechanistic tool

  • Application of high pressure in the elucidation of inorganic andbioinorganic reaction mechanisms

  • Heavy atom isotope effects as probes of small molecule activation

  • Computational studies of reactivity in transition metal chemistry

Many of the chapters describe new fundamental discoveries and techniques that have great potential to advance research and solve problems in such areas as solar energy, hydrogen energy, biorenewables, catalysis, environmental and atmospheric sciences, and human health.

With contributions from leading scientists, this book is a great source of facts and ideas for students and researchers in inorganic, physical, bioinorganic, transition metal, materials, and organometallic chemistry.

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Preface ix

Contributors xi

1 Inorganic and Bioinorganic Spectroscopy 1Edward I. Solomon and Caleb B. Bell III

2 57Fe Mossbauer Spectroscopy in Chemistry and Biology 39Marlene Martinho and Eckard Munck

3 Magnetochemical Methods and Models in Inorganic Chemistry 69Paul Kogerler

4 Cryoradiolysis as a Method for Mechanistic Studies in Inorganic Biochemistry 109Ilia G. Denisov

5 Absolute Chiral Structures of Inorganic Compounds 143James P. Riehl and Sumio Kaizaki

6 Flash Photolysis and Chemistry of Transients and Excited States 199Guillermo Ferraudi

7 Application of High Pressure in the Elucidation of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Reaction Mechanisms 269Colin D. Hubbard and Rudi van Eldik

8 Chemical Kinetics as a Mechanistic Tool 367Andreja Bakac

9 Heavy AtomIsotope Effects as Probes of Small Molecule Activation 425Justine P. Roth

10 Computational Studies of Reactivity inTransition Metal Chemistry 459Jeremy N. Harvey

Index 501

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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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