Metal Amide Chemistry

  • ID: 2326238
  • Book
  • 370 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Metal amides are amongst the most important classes of chemical compounds. These molecules have an extensive chemistry, with considerable and versatile applications as synthetic intermediates, reagents, catalysts and sources of valuable materials, including in nanotechnology.

Metal Amide Chemistry is a comprehensive overview of these important compounds, written by leading experts in the field. An introduction to the chemistry of these molecules is followed by in–depth discussions of the amide compounds of:

  • alkali metals
  • alkaline earth metals
  • group 3 and lanthanide metals
  • the actinide metals
  • the transition metals
  • zinc, cadmium and mercury
  • group 13 metals
  • silicon and the group 14 metals (subvalent compounds)
  • group 15 metals

Metal Amide Chemistry is an essential guide to this important class of compounds for researchers and advanced students in academia and industry working in synthetic organometallic, organic and inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry and catalysis.

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1. Introduction.

1.1. Scope and Organisation of Subject Matter.

1.2. Developments and Perspectives.

2. Alkali Metal Amides.

2.1. Introduction.

2.2. Lithium Amides.

2.3. Sodium Amides.

2.4. Potassium Amides.

2.5. Rubidium Amides.

2.6. Caesium Amides.

3. Beryllium and the Alkaline Earth Metal Amides.

3.1. Introduction.

3.2. Beryllium Amides.

3.3. Magnesium Amides.

3.4. Calcium Amides.

3.5. Strontium Amides.

3.6. Barium Amides.

4. Amides of the Group 3 Lanthanide Metals.

4.1. Introduction.

4.2. The Pre–1996 Literature: Anwander′s Review.

4.3. The Recent (Post–1995) Literature.        

5. Amides of the Actinide Metals.

5.1. Introduction

5.2.Neutral Amidouranium (IV) and Thorium (IV) Complexes.

5.3. Neutral UIII  Amides.

5.4. Neutral Mixed Valence (UIII/UIV), UII UV and UVI Amides.

5.5. Amidouranates.

5.6. Amidouranium Tetraphenylborates.

6. Amides of the Transition Metals.

6.1. Introduction.

6.2. Transition Metal Derivatives of Monodentate Amides.

6.3. Transition Metal Complexes of Polydentate Amido Ligands.

6.4. Other Chelating Amido Ligands.

7. Amides of Zinc, Cadmium and Mercury.

7.1. Introduction.

7.2. Neutral Homoleptic Zinc, Cadmium and Mercury Amides.

7.3. Ionic Metal Amides.

7.4. Lewis Base Complexes, Chelated Metal Amides and Heteroleptic Amido Complexes.

8. Amides of the Group 13 Metals.

8.1. Introduction.

8.2. Aluminum Amides.

8.3. Gallium Amides.

8.4. Indium Amides.

8.5. Thallium Amides.

9. Subvalent Amides of Silicon and the Group 14 Metals.

9.1. Introduction.

9.2. Subvalent Amidosilicon Compounds.

9.3. Amidometal(II) Chemistry [Ge(II), Sn(II), Pb(II)].

9.4. Dimeric Metal(III) Imides: Biradicaloid Compounds.

9.5. Higher–Nuclearity Group 14 Metalloid Clusters having Amido Ligands.

10. Amides of the Group 15 Metals (As, Sb, Bi).

10.1. Introduction.

10.2. Mononuclear Group 15 Metal (III) Amides.

10.3. Oligomeric Group 15 Metal Imides.

10.4. Mononuclear Group 15 Metal (V) Amides.

10.5. Group 15 Metal (III) Macrocyclic Imides.

10.6. Miscellaneous Group 15 Metal–Nitrogen Compounds.


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"This book is a very timely summary of the metal amide chemistry that has surfaced over the past three decades ... .An indisputable success: I can recommend this book to all colleagues and students who are actively pursuing research in the fields of coordination, organic, and inorganic chemistry." (Angewandte Chemie International Edition,February 2010)
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