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Molecular Clusters
A Bridge to Solid-State Chemistry

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  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: Available
  • 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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    'The book is successfully targeted at advanced undergraduates and graduate students in chemistry. …the book will also be valuable to those looking for real materials with potential applications in fields such as magnetism, opto-electronics and energy storage.' Chemistry World

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    Product details

    • 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: Available
  • 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

  • Authors

    Thomas Fehlner, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    Thomas P. Fehlner is Emeritus Grace Rupley Professor of Chemistry at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He received his PhD in physical chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, in 1963. His current research interests include the systematic chemistry of metalloboranes and an application of mixed valence metal chemistry to molecular electronics.

    Jean-Francois Halet, Université de Rennes I, France
    Jean-François Halet is a Director of Research in the chemical sciences laboratory at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the University of Rennes 1, France. He received his PhD in physical chemistry in 1984 from the University Pierre-et-Marie Curie, Paris. His research interests focus on understanding the chemical bond in transition metal inorganic chemistry using different quantum chemical computational tools. In particular, he attempts to analyse structural similarities between molecular and solid state compounds.

    Jean-Yves Saillard, Université de Rennes I, France
    Jean-Yves Saillard is a professor of chemistry in the chemical sciences laboratory at the University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France, and in the Institut Universitaire de France. He received his PhD in chemistry in 1974 from the University of Rennes 1, Rennes. His current research interests include the rationalization of structures; and the reactivity and physical properties of inorganic compounds, particularly organometallic complexes, clusters and solid-state compounds.

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