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Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry [NOOK Book]

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"This Series reflects the pivotal role of modern inorganic and physical chemistry in a whole range of emerging areas, such as materials chemistry, green chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry, as well as providing a solid grounding in established areas such as solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, main group chemistry and physical inorganic chemistry."
Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry, Simon Cotton, Uppingham School, Uppingham, Rutland, UK

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"This Series reflects the pivotal role of modern inorganic and physical chemistry in a whole range of emerging areas, such as materials chemistry, green chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry, as well as providing a solid grounding in established areas such as solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, main group chemistry and physical inorganic chemistry."
Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry, Simon Cotton, Uppingham School, Uppingham, Rutland, UK

Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry is a one-volume account of the Lanthanides (including scandium and yttrium), the Actinides and the Transactinide elements, intended as an introductory treatment for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The principal features of these elements are set out in detail, enabling clear comparison and contrast with the Transition Elements and Main Group metals.

The book covers the extraction of the elements from their ores and their purification, as well as the synthesis of the man-made elements; the properties of the elements and principal binary compounds; detailed accounts of their coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry, from both preparative and structural viewpoints, with a clear explanation of the factors responsible for the adoption of particular coordination numbers; spectroscopy and magnetism, especially for the lanthanides, with case studies and accounts of applications in areas like magnetic resonance imaging, lasers and luminescence; nuclear separations and problems in waste disposal for the radioactive elements, particularly in the context of plutonium.

Latest developments are covered in areas like the synthesis of the latest man-made elements, whilst there is a whole chapter on the application of lanthanide compounds in synthetic organic chemistry.

End-of-chapter questions suitable for tutorial discussions are provided, whilst there is a very comprehensive bibliography providing ready access to further reading on all topics.

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Focuses on two rare-earth elements to provide graduate and undergraduate chemistry students detailed information about an area of organic chemistry usually covered at this level only as part of general texts. Describes the structure, preparation, handling, and reactions of the elements and their compounds. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"…a well-written introduction to the often-overlooked lanthanide, actinide, and transactinide elements…highly recommended." (CHOICE, October 2006)

"If you are looking for a…comprehensive reference on the descriptive chemistry of the lanthanides and actinides for use in a graduate level course or for your personal library, this is a good choice." (Journal of Chemical Education, September 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118681367
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/15/2013
  • Series: Inorganic Chemistry: A Textbook Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Simon Cotton obtained his PhD at Imperial College London. After postdoctoral research and teaching appointments at Queen Mary College, London, and the University of East Anglia, he has taught chemistry in several different schools, and has been at Uppingham School since 1996. From 1984 until 1997, he was Editor of Lanthanide and Actinide Compounds for the Dictionary of Organometallic Compounds and the Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds. He authored the account of Lanthanide Coordination Chemistry for the 2nd edition of Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry (Pergamon) as well as the accounts of Lanthanide Inorganic and Coordination Chemistry for both the 1st and 2nd editions of the Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry (Wiley).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to the lanthanides 1
2 The lanthanides - principles and energetics 9
3 The lanthanide elements and simple binary compounds 23
4 Coordination chemistry of the lanthanides 35
5 Electronic and magnetic properties of the lanthanides 61
6 Organometallic chemistry of the lanthanides 89
7 The misfits : scandium, yttrium, and promethium 107
8 The lanthanides and scandium in organic chemistry 121
9 Introduction to the actinides 145
10 Binary compounds of the actinides 155
11 Coordination chemistry of the actinides 173
12 Electronic and magnetic properties of the actinides 201
13 Organometallic chemistry of the actinides 209
14 Synthesis of the transactinides and their chemistry 225
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