Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry: Molecules, Supramolecular Assemblies and Materials / Edition 1

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Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry shows how transition metal chirality has an important role in coordination, organometallic and supramolecular systems, and discusses applications in organic synthesis, materials science, and molecular recognition.
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'This book on chirality in transition metal chemistry is the first to give specialized treatment on the subject since Alex von Zelewsky's 1996 work, Stereochemistry of Coordinatino Compounds.? ( Book News, September 2009)

'Overall this book will be useful to students taking an advanced undergraduate course and particularly to postgraduates and academics undertaking research in the areas of chiral inorganic supramolecular complexes and materials.? (Chemistry World, August 2009)

"The book offers an extremely exciting new addition to the study of inorganic chemistry, and should be compulsory reading for students entering their final year of undergraduate studies or starting a Ph.D. in structural inorganic chemistry.? (Applied Organometallic Chemistry, May 2009)

"This book can be considered as a textbook that is also of interest as a reference book for specific problems. The balancing act between basic knowledge and timely research is well performed by the authors.... I can recommend the book by Amouri and Gruselle to everybody who is interested in the chemistry of chiral coordination compounds." (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, April 2009)

"A comprehensive inorganic textbook that explains the fundamentals of chirality and then approaches the specifics of the structure and properties of chiral transition metal compounds.... The authors do not apply any specific focus; rather, they use good examples to open up a multitude of fascinating areas of application." (Organic Chemistry, February 2008)

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Meet the Author

Hani, Haniel Amouri, was born in Anapolis Goias (Brazil) and obtained his Ph.D. degree (1987) in chemistry from Universite Louis Pasteur Strasbourg (France), with Professor John A. Osborn, on the subject of homogeneous catalysis (hydrogenation). In 1988 he spent one year at Gif-sur-Yvette (France) as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr Hugh Felkin where he studied C-H activation of saturated hydrocarbon with transition metal polyhydrides. In 1992-1993 he spent one year at UC-Berkeley (USA) with Professor K. Peter C. Vollhardt and was working on the synthesis of oligocyclopentadienyl metal complex and their behaviour as electron transfer reagents. He is a Research Director in CNRS and is currently the director of the 'ARC' group (Auto-assemblage, Reconnaissance et Chiralite) of the IPCM at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris-6. His main research interests are chirality, organometallic and coordination chemistry, and he has had over 90 research papers and reviews published in international scientific journals.

Michel Gruselle was born in Decazeville (France) and obtained his Ph.D. degree (doctorat d'Etat) in the CNRS laboratory of Thiais, a suburb of Paris, in 1975 with Dr Daniel Lefort where he worked on stereochemical problems in radical chemistry. In 1974 he joined Bianca Tchoubar's group and started working on nitrogen activation by organometallic complexes, and he spent some time collaborating with Prof. A.E. Shilov in Moscow. he is a Research Director in CNRS at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris-6 and was the director of the ARC group (Auto-assemblage, Reconnaissance et Chiralite) at the IPCM from 1996-2000. His main research interests a4re enantioselective synthesis in coordination chemistry and in material science and he has had over 110 research papers and reviews published in international scientific journals.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Chirality and Enantiomers 7

3 Some Examples of Chiral Organometallic Complexes and Asymmetric Catalysis 65

4 Chiral Recognition in Organometallic and Coordination Compounds 99

5 Chirality in Supramolecular Coordination Compounds 121

6 Chiral Enantiopure Molecular Materials 179

Index 239

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