Polyoxometalate Chemistry continues a long-running series that describes recent advances in scientific research, in particular, in the field of inorganic chemistry. Several highly regarded experts, mostly from academia, contribute on specific topics. The current issue focuses on recent advances in the development and application of polyoxometalate complexes in areas such as solution chemistry, self-organization, solar fuels, non-aqueous chemistry, spintronics, nanoscience and catalysis.
- Presents a single monograph on recent developments in polyoxometalate chemistry as written by scientific leaders in this field
- Concise and informative presentations cover a wide range of topics in this field of chemistry
- Contains detailed literature references, enabling the reader to move on to the source of the reported work where more details can be found
- Provides a solid presentation of a hard-cover book of excellent technical quality
About the Author
Rudi van Eldik was born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 1945 and grew up in Johannesburg (South Africa). He received his chemistry education and DSc degree at the former Potchefstroom University (SA), followed by post-doctoral work at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA) and the University of Frankfurt (Germany). After completing his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt in 1982, he was appointed as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Private University of Witten/Herdecke in 1987. In 1994 he became Professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, from where he retired in 2010. At present he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and Visiting Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the N. Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.
His research interests cover the elucidation of inorganic and bioinorganic reaction mechanisms, with special emphasis on the application of high pressure thermodynamic and kinetic techniques. In recent years his research team also focused on the application of low-temperature rapid-scan techniques to identify and study reactive intermediates in catalytic cycles, and on mechanistic studies in ionic liquids. He is Editor of the series Advances in Inorganic Chemistry since 2003. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several chemistry journals. He is the author of over 880 research papers and review articles in international journals and supervised 80 PhD students. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the former Potchefstroom University, SA (1997), Kragujevac University, Serbia (2006), Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2010), University of Pretoria, SA (2010), and Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia (2012). He has developed a promotion activity for chemistry and related experimental sciences in the form of chemistry edutainment presentations during the period 1995-2010. In 2009 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’) by the Federal President of Germany, and the Inorganic Mechanisms Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (London).
His hobbies include music, hiking, jogging, cycling and motor-biking. He is the father of two and grandfather of four children.
Table of Contents
1. Exploring Self-Assembly and the Self-Organization of Nanoscale Inorganic Polyoxometalate Clusters 2. Supramolecular Structures Formation of Polyoxometalates in Solution Driven by Counterion–Macroion Interaction 3. Electron Transfer–Oxygen Transfer Reactions and Beyond With Polyoxometalates 4. Oxygen–Isotope Exchange and Metastable Dissociation in Oxides 5. Polyoxometalate Multielectron Catalysts in Solar Fuel Production 6. [Co9(H2O)6(OH)3(HPO4)2(PW9O34)3]16-: A Highly Efficient Catalyst for Water Oxidation 7. Polyoxometalate-Functionalized Nanocarbon Materials for Energy Conversion, Energy Storage, and Sensor Systems 8. Design of Magnetic Polyoxometalates for Molecular Spintronics and as Spin Qubits 9. Perspectives for Polyoxometalates in Single-Molecule Electronics and Spintronics 10. Nonaqueous Polyoxometalate Synthesis for Systematic Studies of Hydrolysis, Protonation, and Reduction