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Molecular Clusters
A Bridge to Solid-State Chemistry

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  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521852364

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  • Clusters can be viewed as solids at the nano-scale, yet molecular cluster chemistry and solid state chemistry have traditionally been considered as separate topics. This treatment has made it conceptually difficult to appreciate commonalities of structure and bonding between the two. Using analogous models, this is the first book to form a connecting bridge. Although the focus is on clusters, sufficient attention is paid to solid-state compounds at each stage of the development to establish the interrelationship between the two topics. Comprehensive coverage of cluster types by composition, size and ligation, is provided, as is a synopsis of selected research. Written in an accessible style and highly illustrated to aid understanding, this book is suitable for researchers in inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials science, and condensed matter physics.

    • For the first time, molecular cluster chemistry is treated in the context of solid state chemistry successfully bridging the two topics
    • Worked examples, and end of chapter problems with solutions, help the reader to assess their understanding
    • A chapter devoted to active research in the field highlights areas for future directions, particularly in nanoscience
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    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521852364
    • length: 390 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.918kg
    • contains: 351 b/w illus. 59 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface. 1. Introduction
    2. Main group clusters - geometric and electronic structure
    3. Transition metal clusters - geometric and electronic structure
    4. Isoglobal relationships between main group and transition metal fragments - connections to organometallic chemistry
    5. Main group-transition metal clusters
    6. Transition to the solid state
    7. From molecules to extended solids
    8. Interconversion of clusters and solid state materials
    Appendix. Fundamental concepts - a concise review:
    1. Elements
    2. Atomic properties
    3. Homoatomic substances
    4. Heteroatomic substances
    Index.

  • Authors

    Thomas Fehlner, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
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    Jean-Francois Halet, Université de Rennes I, France
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    Jean-Yves Saillard, Université de Rennes I, France
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