Introduction to Coordination Chemistry / Edition 2

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Overview

At the heart of coordination chemistry lies the coordinate bond, in its simplest sense arising from donation of a pair of electrons from a donor atom to an empty orbital on a central metalloid or metal. Metals overwhelmingly exist as their cations, but these are rarely met 'naked' - they are clothed in an array of other atoms, molecules or ions that involve coordinate covalent bonds (hence the name coordination compounds). These metal ion complexes are ubiquitous in nature, and are central to an array of natural and synthetic reactions.

Written in a highly readable, descriptive and accessible style Introduction to Coordination Chemistry describes properties of coordination compounds such as colour, magnetism and reactivity as well as the logic in their assembly and nomenclature. It is illustrated with many examples of the importance of coordination chemistry in real life, and includes extensive references and a bibliography.

Introduction to Coordination Chemistry is a comprehensive and insightful discussion of one of the primary fields of study in Inorganic Chemistry for both undergraduate and non-specialist readers.

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"Recommended. Lower-and upper-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and general readers." (Choice, 1 March 2011)

"Overall then, I applaud this attempt to produce a slightly different and distinctive introduction to a major area of modern chemistry." (Reviews, December 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470519318
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Series: Inorganic Chemistry: A Textbook Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Preamble xi

1 The Central Atom 1

1.1 Key Concepts in Coordination Chemistry 1

1.2 A Who's Who of Metal Ions 4

1.2.1 Commoners and 'Uncommoners' 5

1.2.2 Redefining Commoners 7

1.3 Metals in Molecules 9

1.3.1 Metals in the Natural World 10

1.3.2 Metals in Contrived Environments 11

1.3.3 Natural or Made-to-Measure Complexes 12

1.4 The Road Ahead 13

Concept Keys 14

Further Reading 14

2 Ligands 15

2.1 Membership: Being a Ligand 15

2.1.1 What Makes a Ligand? 15

2.1.2 Making Attachments - Coordination 16

2.1.3 Putting the Bite on Metals - Chelation 17

2.1.4 Do I Look Big on That? - Chelate Ring Size 22

2.1.5 Different Tribes - Donor Group Variation 23

2.1.6 Ligands with More Bite - Denticity 24

2.2 Monodentate Ligands - The Simple Type 26

2.2.1 Basic Binders 26

2.2.2 Amines Ain't Ammines - Ligand Families 27

2.2.3 Meeting More Metals - Bridging Ligands 27

2.3 Greed is Good - Polydentate Ligands 29

2.3.1 The Simple Chelate 29

2.3.2 More Teeth, Stronger Bite - Polydentates 31

2.3.3 Many-Armed Monsters - Introducing Ligand Shape 32

2.4 Polynucleating Species - Molecular Bigamists 33

2.4.1 When One is Not Enough 33

2.4.2 Vive la Difference - Mixed-metal Complexation 34

2.4.3 Supersized - Binding to Macromolecules 36

2.5 A Separate Race - Organometallic Species 36

Concept Keys 38

Further Reading 39

3 Complexes 41

3.1 The Central Metal Ion 41

3.2 Metal-Ligand Marriage 42

3.2.1 The Coordinate Bond 42

3.2.2 The Foundation of Coordination Chemistry 42

3.2.3 Complex Shape - Not Just Any Which Way 45

3.3 Holding On - The Nature of Bonding in Metal Complexes 49

3.3.1 An Ionic Bonding Model - Introducing Crystal Field Theory 53

3.3.2 A Covalent Bonding Model - Embracing Molecular Orbital Theory 57

3.3.3 Ligand Field Theory - Making Compromises 62

3.3.4 Bonding Models Extended 63

3.4 Coupling - Polymetallic Complexes 73

3.5 Making Choices 75

3.5.1 Selectivity - Of all the Molecules in all the World, Why This One? 75

3.5.2 Preferences - Do You Like What I Like? 75

3.5.3 Complex Lifetimes - Together, Forever? 77

3.6 Complexation Consequences 80

Concept Keys 81

Further Reading 82

4 Shape 83

4.1 Getting in Shape 83

4.2 Forms of Complex Life - Coordination Number and Shape 86

4.2.1 One Coordination (ML) 86

4.2.2 Two Coordination (ML2) 87

4.2.3 Three Coordination (ML3) 88

4.2.4 Four Coordination (ML4) 89

4.2.5 Five Coordination (ML5) 93

4.2.6 Six Coordination (ML6) 96

4.2.7 Higher Coordination Numbers (ML7 to ML9) 98

4.3 Influencing Shape 101

4.3.1 Metallic Genetics - Metal Ion Influences 101

4.3.2 Moulding a Relationship - Ligand Influences 103

4.3.3 Chameleon Complexes 105

4.4 Isomerism - Real 3D Effects 105

4.4.1 Introducing Stereoisomers 106

4.4.2 Constitutional (Structural) Isomerism 106

4.4.3 Stereoisomerism: in Place - Positional Isomers; in Space - Optical Isomers 109

4.4.4 What's Best? - Isomer Preferences 113

4.5 Sophisticated Shapes 115

4.5.1 Compounds of Polydentate Ligands 116

4.5.2 Encapsulation Compounds 117

4.5.3 Host-Guest Molecular Assemblies 121

4.6 Defining Shape 123

Concept Keys 123

Further Reading 124

5 Stability 125

5.1 The Makings of a Stable Relationship 125

5.1.1 Bedded Down - Thermodynamic Stability 125

5.1.2 Factors Influencing Stability of Metal Complexes 127

5.1.3 Overall Stability Constants 138

5.1.4 Undergoing Change - Kinetic Stability 141

5.2 Complexation - Will It Last? 143

5.2.1 Thermodynamic and Kinetic Stability 143

5.2.2 Kinetic Rate Constants 144

5.2.3 Lability and Inertness in Octahedral Complexes 145

5.3 Reactions 146

5.3.1 A New Partner - Substitution 147

5.3.2 A New Body - Stereochemical Change 155

5.3.3 A New Face - Oxidation-Reduction 160

5.3.4 A New Suit - Ligand-centred Reactions 169

Concept Keys 170

Further Reading 170

6 Synthesis 173

6.1 Molecular Creation - Ways to Make Complexes 173

6.2 Core Metal Chemistry - Periodic Table Influences 173

6.2.1 s Block: Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals 173

6.2.2 p Block: Main Group Metals 174

6.2.3 d Block: Transition Metals 175

6.2.4 f Block: Inner Transition Metals (Lanthanoids and Actinoids) 176

6.2.5 Beyond Natural Elements 178

6.3 Reactions Involving the Coordination Shell 179

6.3.1 Ligand Substitution Reactions in Aqueous Solution 179

6.3.2 Substitution Reactions in Nonaqueous Solvents 184

6.3.3 Substitution Reactions without using a Solvent 186

6.3.4 Chiral Complexes 189

6.3.5 Catalysed Reactions 190

6.4 Reactions Involving the Metal Oxidation State 190

6.5 Reactions Involving Coordinated Ligands 194

6.5.1 Metal-directed Reactions 194

6.5.2 Reactions of Coordinated Ligands 197

6.6 Organometallic Synthesis 203

Concept Keys 206

Further Reading 207

7 Properties 209

7.1 Finding Ways to Make Complexes Talk - Investigative Methods 209

7.2 Getting Physical - Methods and Outcomes 210

7.3 Probing the Life of Complexes - Using Physical Methods 214

7.3.1 Peak Performance - Illustrating Selected Physical Methods 216

7.3.2 Pretty in Red? - Colour and the Spectrochemical Series 220

7.3.3 A Magnetic Personality? - Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism 223

7.3.4 Ligand Field Stabilization 225

Concept Keys 227

Further Reading 227

8 A Complex Life 229

8.1 Life's a Metal Ion 229

8.1.1 Biological Ligands 229

8.1.2 Metal Ions in Biology 231

8.1.3 Classes of Metallobiomolecules 233

8.2 Metalloproteins and Metalloenzymes 233

8.2.1 Iron-containing Biomolecules 234

8.2.2 Copper-containing Biomolecules 240

8.2.3 Zinc-containing Biomolecules 242

8.2.4 Other Metal-containing Biomolecules 243

8.2.5 Mixed-Metal Proteins 244

8.3 Doing What Comes Unnaturally - Synthetic Biomolecules 245

8.4 A Laboratory-free Approach - In Silico Prediction 247

Concept Keys 249

Further Reading 250

9 Complexes and Commerce 251

9.1 Kill or Cure? - Complexes as Drugs 251

9.1.1 Introducing Metallodrugs 252

9.1.2 Anticancer Drugs 252

9.1.3 Other Metallodrugs 255

9.2 How Much? - Analysing with Complexes 256

9.2.1 Fluoroimmunoassay 256

9.2.2 Fluoroionophores 258

9.3 Profiting from Complexation 259

9.3.1 Metal Extraction 259

9.3.2 Industrial Roles for Ligands and Coordination Complexes 261

9.4 Being Green 263

9.4.1 Complexation in Remediation 264

9.4.2 Better Ways to Synthesize Fine Organic Chemicals 264

9.5 Complex Futures 264

9.5.1 Taking Stock 265

9.5.2 Crystal Ball Gazing 265

Concept Keys 266

Further Reading 266

Appendix A Nomenclature 269

Appendix B Molecular Symmetry: The Point Group 277

Index 283

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