Inorganic Electronic Structure and Spectroscopy: Methodology / Edition 1

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Book Description This book covers current development in inorganic electronic spectroscopy. Previous texts covering this subject area are either out of print or have not been updated to reflect the current state of development for many of the techniques used by inorganic chemists. The volumes will cover both electronic structure & the spectroscopic techniques used to analyze these structures. This two-volume set addresses this need for the practicing inorganic chemist and will undoubtedly become a fixture in personal and academic libraries for years to come.

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Editorial Reviews

This two-volume text provides up-to-date coverage of the key spectroscopic and electronic structure methods. It also develops their application and defines their impact on a number of important topics in inorganic chemistry. Volume I (15406-7), 11 contributions, presents the different spectroscopic methods and levels of electronic structure calculations for transition metal systems. Volume II (32682-8), 11 contributions, discusses key topics in inorganic chemistry where electronic structure and spectroscopy have had a huge impact (bioinorganic chemistry, electron transfer, mixed valence compounds, electrochemistry, and photochemistry and photophysics). It also presents case studies of major classes of inorganic compounds (metal-metal bonds, metal carbonyls and metallocenes, metal nitrosyls, heme sites, spin crossover compounds and magnetic materials). Edited by Solomon (chemistry, Stanford U.) and Lever (chemistry, York U.) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471971245
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/17/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward I. Solomon is a Monroe E. Spaght Professor of Chemistry at the Standford University Department of Chemistry.  He received his BS in 1968 from  Rensselaer University, and his Ph.D. in 1972 from Princeton University.  His research emphasizes the detailed application of a wide variety of spectroscopic methods combined with molecular orbital calculations to probe the electronic structure of a transition metal complex and its relation to physical properties and reactivity. Three areas of physical-inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry are of general interest: chemical and spectroscopic studies of metalloprotein active sites, detailed spectroscopic and electronic structure studies of high symmetry transition metal complexes, and  development of synchroton spectroscopies (at SSRL) to solve important problems in inorganic chemistry.  Professor Solomon is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1976-79, an Associate Editor for Inorganic Chemistry, and has received a number of other honors throughout his career.

Alfred Barry P. Lever is a Distinguished Research Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Chemistry at York University in Toronto.  He received his Ph.D. in 1960, from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London.  He is the Founding Editor of the journal Coordination Chemistry Reviews.   This journal offers rapid publication of review articles on topics of current interest and importance in coordination chemistry, which includes aspects of organometallic, theoretical and bioinorganic chemistry.  Professor Lever was, amongst other things, a Killam Research Fellow from 2000 through 2002, and was the 2002 recipient of the prestigious Linstead Award for Career Achievements in Phthalocyanine Chemistry.

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Table of Contents


Contributors, Volume I.

Contents, Volume II.

Contributors, Volume II.

1. Ligand Field Theory and the Properties of Transition Metal Complexes (A. Lever & E. Solomon).

2. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (A. Bencini & D. Gatteschi).

3. Mössbauer Spectroscopy (P. Gütlich & J. Ensling).

4. Polarized Absorption Spectroscopy (M. Hitchman & M. Riley).

5. Luminescence Spectroscopy (T. Brunold & H. Güdel).

6. Laser Spectroscopy (E. Krausz & H. Riesen).

7. IR, Raman, and Resonance Raman Spectroscopy (R. Czernuszewicz & T. Spiro).

8. Photoelectron Spectra of Inorganic and Organometallic Molecules in the Gas Phase using Synchrotron Radiation (G. Bancroft & Y. Hu).

9. X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy and EXAFS Analysis: The Multiple-Scattering Method and Applications in Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (H. Zhang, et al.).

10. Electronic Structure Calculations on Transition Metal Complexes: Ab-Initio and Approximate Models (C. Martin & M. Zerner).

11. Electronic Structure Calculations: Density Functional Methods with Applications to Transition Metal Complexes (J. Noodleman & D. Case).


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