This book contains an overview of complex formation by macrocyclic ligand systems. The study of macrocyclic chemistry represents a major area of activity which impinges on a range of other areas in both chemistry and biochemistry. The field has characteristically yielded many interesting and unusual compounds. The text discusses the structures and properties of macrocyclic compounds; the synthesis of macrocycles; polyether crown and related systems; metal-ion and molecular recognition (host-guest chemistry); as well as kinetic, thermodynamic and electrochemical aspects of a range of macrocyclic systems. A discussion of the different categories of naturally occurring macrocycles is also included. Specialist and non-specialist alike will find this a useful text. Apart from serving as a convenient reference for established workers in the field, it should also prove useful to new graduate students as well as to researchers from other areas who seek a general introduction to the subject. The topics discussed also provide a suitable basis for a senior undergraduate or graduate course in macrocyclic chemistry and inorganic complexes.
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- Date Published: November 1990
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521409858
- length: 280 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.42kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. What is different about macrocyclic ligand complexes?
2. Synthetic procedures
3. Macrocyclic systems - some further categories
4. The metal-ion chemistry of polyether and related macrocyclic systems
5. Host-guest chemistry: macrocyclic hosts and non-metallic guests
6. Thermodynamic considerations
7. Kinetic and mechanistic considerations
8. Redox properties
9. The natural macrocycles
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