Dioxygen activation is a rapidly developing field in which research is directed at (1) modelling of biological oxidations, (2) design and utilization of new catalysts for oxidative transformations of organic substrates, (3) application of O2 (and H2O2) as a cheap oxidant in the manufacture of fine and bulk chemicals.
Provided here is a collection of both review and original papers covering all aspects of dioxygen activation. All papers provide background information of previous work. Reactions mechanisms are extensively treated and a keyword index facilitates quick orientation. The book should prove invaluable to organic, bioinorganic and coordination chemists as well as biochemists interested in homogeneous catalysis.