Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry 10 Volume Set / Edition 2

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The ultimate resource on inorganic chemistry new and completely revised, 10 years after publication of the First Edition

The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry treated the elements of the periodic system in alphabetical order, with multiple entries for key elements. The articles from the First Edition were written more than 10 years ago and all areas of inorganic chemistry have seen such a vigorous development that it was necessary to update most articles and to add a considerable number of new articles. The result of this major work is the proud Encylopedia of Inorganic Chemistry Second Edition (EIC-2).

  • New now includes colour
  • 30% growth on previous edition now 6,640 pages, published in 10 volumes

EIC-2 continues to present articles in alphabetical order, but the content has been slightly reorganized to the following subject areas: Main Group Elements; Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry; Organometallic Chemistry; Bioinorganic Chemistry; Solid State, Materials, Nanomaterials and Catalysis; and General Inorganic Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Methods.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This work is a revision of the 1994 edition, the only work of its kind…highly recommended." (CHOICE, May 2006)

"Like its predecessor, this second edition assumes a crucial place on the chemistry reference shelf: it is more in-depth than a single-volume dictionary...more accessible than treatises...and more focused than a general chemistry encyclopedia…" (Library Journal, February 2006)

"This excellent, up-to-date, comprehensive, easy-to-use, definitive, and modestly priced reference work provides more information than is available in single-volume works…" (The Chemical Educator, January/February 2006)

"...excellent, up-to-date, easy-to-use, definitive, and modestly priced reference work..." (Chemical Educator, Vol 11, 2006)

“There is immense knowledge embodied in these volumes.” (Chemistry & Industry, June 2006)

Library Journal
Organic chemistry is the study of materials containing carbon bonds. Inorganic chemistry is the study of the other 110 elements as well as areas of overlap, such as organometallic and nonmolecular compounds. The 1994 first edition of this work has been updated to reflect the enormous strides made in the field of inorganic chemistry and all its subdisciplines (e.g., computational and theoretical chemistry, transition metals, catalysis) throughout the last decade. King (chemistry, Univ. of Georgia) remains editor in chief and, though many of the original section editors have stayed on, several new ones have been recruited. Together they have compiled 285 signed A-to-Z main articles that deal with individual topics and 860 short entries (averaging a paragraph in length) that address important concepts. Many of the first edition's user-friendly features are repeated here: each volume contains a synopsis listing of main articles arranged by subdiscipline, followed by a complete table of contents for all the volumes (with the main articles in bold). Each volume's end papers feature a periodic table and a list of common abbreviations supplemented by abbreviations guides and glossaries at the beginning of some of the main articles. The tenth volume contains a comprehensive list of abbreviations, the names and affiliations of all the contributors, and a 222-page index. Like its predecessor, this second edition assumes a crucial place on the chemistry reference shelf: it is more in-depth than a single-volume dictionary (e.g., Facts On File's Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry), more accessible than treatises (e.g., Elsevier's Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III and Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II), and more focused than a general chemistry encyclopedia (e.g., Wiley's Van Nostrand's Encyclopedia of Chemistry). Bottom Line The main reason first edition owners would want to purchase this set would be to take advantage of new and updated material (including 25 main articles) as well as of updated bibliographies. Recommended for all college libraries and any comprehensive science reference collection.-Wade M. Lee, Univ. of Toledo Lib. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470860786
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/21/2005
  • Edition description: 10 volume set, 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 6696
  • Product dimensions: 13.10 (w) x 20.50 (h) x 10.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Actinides: Organometallic Chemistry.

Activated Complex.

Alkali Metals: Organometallic Chemistry.


Alkaline Earth Metals: Organometallic Chemistry.

Alkane Carbon–Hydrogen Bond Activation.

Alkene Complexes.

Allyl Complexes.

Aluminum: Organometallic Chemistry.

Ambidentate Ligand.


Ancillary Ligand.

Antimony: Organometallic Chemistry.


Arsenic: Organoarsenic Chemistry.

Arsine & As-donor Ligands.

Asymmetric Unit.

Beryllium & Magnesium: Organometallic.


Beta Sheet.



Bismuth: Organometallic Chemistry.

Bite Angle.

σ -Bond Metathesis.

Borates: Solid-state Chemistry.


Born–Haber Cycle.

Boron: Inorganic Chemistry.

Boron: Metallacarbaboranes.

Boron: Metalloboranes.

Boron: Organoboranes.

Boron: Polyhedral Carboranes.

Borosilicate Glass.

Cadmium: Organometallic Chemistry.

Cage Effect.


Carbides: Transition Metal Solid-state Chemistry.


Carbon: Fullerenes.

Carbon: Inorganic Chemistry.

Carbon: Nanotubes.

Carbonyl Complexes of the Transition Metals.

Carbonyl Compound.


Ceramic Material.



CNDO Calculations.

Cobalt: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry.

Cobalt: Organometallic Chemistry.


Coordination Complexes.

Coordination & Organometallic Chemistry: Principles.

Coordination Theory.

Copper: Hemocyanin/Tyrosinase Models.

Copper: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry.

Copper: Organometallic Chemistry.

Copper Proteins: Oxidases .

Copper Proteins with Dinuclear Active Sites.

Copper Proteins with Type 1 Sites.

Copper Proteins with Type 2 Sites.





Defects in Solids.

Degenerate Process.

Diene Complexes.

Dihydrogen Complexes & Related Sigma Complexes.


Dinucleating Ligand.


Electrode Potentials.

Electron Transfer Reactions: Theory.

Electron Transport Chains.

Electronic Structure of Organometallic Compounds.

Electronic Structure of Solids.

Electronic Structure of Clusters.

Electronic Transition.

Fluorine: Inorganic Chemistry.

Fluorocarbons: Organometallic Derivatives.

Gallium: Organometallic Chemistry.


Germanium: Organometallic Chemistry.

Gibbs Energy.

Gold: Organometallic Chemistry.

Grain Boundary.

Group Numbering System.

Hall–Herault Process.

Hartree–Fock Theory.

Heterogenized Catalyst.

High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy.

β-Hydride Elimination.



Hydrodesulfurization & Hydrodenitrogenation.


Hydrogen: Inorganic Chemistry.






Indium: Organometallic Chemistry.

Inert Pair Effect.


Interchange Mechanism of Substitution.

Ionization Potential.

Iridium: Organometallic Chemistry.

Iron: Heme Proteins & Dioxygen Transport & Storage.

Iron: Heme Proteins & Electron Transport.

Iron: Heme Proteins, Mono- & Dioxygenases.

Iron: Heme Proteins, Peroxidases, Catalases & Catalase-peroxidases.

Iron: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry.

Iron: Models of Proteins with Dinuclear Active Sites.

Iron: Organometallic Chemistry.

Iron Porphyrin Chemistry.

Iron Proteins for Storage & Transport & their Synthetic Analogs.

Iron Proteins with Dinuclear Active Sites.

Iron Proteins with Mononuclear Active Sites.

Iron–Sulfur Models of Protein Active Sites.

Iron–Sulfur Proteins.

Iron Transport: Siderophores.

Irving–Williams Series.


Lead: Organometallic Chemistry.

Leaving Group.

Ligand Substitution.

Low Coordinated Group 13 Chelates.

Low-energy Electron Diffraction.

Low Temperature Limit.


Luminescence Behavior & Photochemistry of Organotransition Metal Compounds.


Madelung Constant.

Magnetic Susceptibility.

Magnetism of Transition Metal Ions.


Main Group Elements.

Manganese: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry.

Manganese: Organometallic Chemistry.

Manganese Proteins with Mono- & Dinuclear Sites.

Manganese: The Oxygen-evolving Complex & Models.

Marcus Equation.


Mercury: Organometallic Chemistry.

Mercury Photosensitization.

Metal-based Imaging Agents.

Metal Carbonyl Clusters.

Metal-mediated Protein Modification.

Metal Nanoparticles, Organization & Applications of Metal Nanoparticles, Synthesis of.

Metal–Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition.

Metal Storage.


Metallochaperones & Metal Ion Homeostasis.






Mixed Oxidation States.

Mixed Valence Compounds, Classification.

Molecular Orbitals.

Molybdenum: MPT-containing Enzymes.

Molybdenum: Organometallic Chemistry.

Mond Process.


Nickel: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry.

Nickel: Models of Protein Active Sites.

Nickel: Organometallic Chemistry.


Niobium & Tantalum: Organometallic Chemistry.

Nitride Complexes.

Nitrogen Fixation.

Nitrogen Monoxide (Nitric Oxide): Bioinorganic Chemistry.

Nitrogenase Catalysis & Assembly.

Nitrogenase: Metal Cluster Models.

Nitrosyl Complexes.


Nonlinear Optical Materials.

Nucleic Acids.

Nyholm–Gillespie Model.

Organic Synthesis Using Metal-mediated Metathesis Reactions.

Organic Synthesis using Organometallic Reagents of Group 1, 2, 11, & 12 Metals.

Organic Synthesis using Transition Metal Complexes Containing π-Bonded Ligands.

Organoelement Chemistry.

Osmium: Organometallic Chemistry.


Oxidation Number.

Oxides: Solid-state Chemistry.





Palladium: Organometallic Chemistry.

Paramagnetic Organometallic Complexes.


Periodic Table.

Periodic Table: Trebds in the properties of the elements.




Phosphorus-Nitrogen Compounds.

Phosphorus: Organphosphorus chemistry.


Photochemistry of transition metal complexes: theory.



Photosystem I.

Platinum: Inorganic & coordination chemistry.

Platinum: Organometallic chemistry.


Polonium: Organometallic chemistry.

Polyacrylamide gel electophorsesis.




Polyprotic Acid.

Porous inorganic materials.


Racah parameter.

Rhodium: inorganic & coordination chemistry.

Rhodium: Organometallic chemistry.

Ring opening metathesis polymerization reactions.

Ruthenium: Organometallic chemistry.


S-donor ligands.


Scandium, yttrium & the lanthanides: Organometallic chemistry.

Scanning tunneling microscope.

Selenium: Organoselenium chemistry.

Selenium proteins containing slenocysteine.

Self-assembled inorganic architectures.


Semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots.



Side-on cooporation.

Silicon: organosilicon chemistry.

Silver: inorganic and coordination chemistry.

Silver: organometallic chemistry.

Simmons-smith reaction.

Sol-gel synthesis of solids.

Solid solutions.

Solids: Computer modelling.

Silds: defects.

Staudinger reaction.


Strukturbericht symbols.

Sulfur: inorganic chemistry.

Sulfur-nitrogen compounds.

Sulfur: Organic polysulfanes.

Sum frequency generation.

Superconductivity in solids.

Surface enhanced Raman scattering.

Suzuki coupling.



Technetium & rhenium: inorganic & coordination chemistry.

Tellurium: Inorganic chemistry.

Tellurium: Organotellurium chemistry.


Thallium: Organometallic chemistry.

Thermite reaction.


Tin: Organometallic chemistry.

Titanium: Inorganic and coordination chemistry.

Titanium: Organometallic chemistry.


Transition metal complexes with bulky allyl ligands.

Transition metals.

Tungsten: Organometallic chemistry.

Tungsten proteins.


Vanadium: Inorganic and coordination chemistry.

Vanadium: Organometallic chemistry.



Zero point energy.

Zinc enzymes.

Zinc finger.

Zinc: organometallic chemistry.

Zintl border.

Zirconium & hafnium: inorganic and coordination chemistry.

Zirconium & hafnium: organometallic chemistry.



Abbreviations and Acronyms.

List of Contributors.


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