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The Chemistry of Inorganic Ring Systems

The present volume considers the most recent developments in the chemistry of cyclic inorganic and organoelement compounds. Nineteen of the 22 chapters are based on invited and other lectures presented at the 6th International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems held in Berlin on August 18-22, 1991.

Main group compounds dominate the content from boron via carbon, silicon, germanium, tin, nitrogen, phosphorus and arsenic, to sulfur and selenium. The book is organized by element, moving from left to right in the main groups of the Periodic Table, followed by one chapter each on bonding and nomenclature of ring molecules. The list of contributors comprises distinguished scientists from 8 countries.


Published: April 1992

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-88933-1


  • ...all contributions are clear and well presented. ...can be recommended to chemists working in the field of main-group chemistry who will find much to whet their appetites for ring compounds.
    Journal of Molecular Structure

    ...provides an outstanding survey of inorganic ring chemistry and will prove invaluable to graduate students or research workers in this area of academia.
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews
    ...will be of significant use as a reference to those working in the field of inorganic rings, clusters, or polymers and to the larger community of inorganic chemists as well.
    Journal of the American Chemical Society
    ...represents an excellent survey of a great deal of the current literature on inorganic ring systems and is highly recommended.
    Main Group Chemistry News


  • 1. Clusters, Cages and Concatenations (N.N. Greenwood). 2. Novel Delocalized Rings Involving Heavier Main Group Elements (P.P. Power). 3. Binary Carbon Sulfides: Unusual Molecules and Materials (C.P. Galloway, T.B. Rauchfuss and X. Yang). 4. Novel Silicon Ring Compounds from Disilenes (R. West). 5. Novel Ring Systems from Cyclotrisilanes and Cyclotristannanes (M. Weidenbruch). 6. Homo- and Heterocyclic Si-O-Systems -Rings and Cages- (U. Klingebiel, S. Schütte and D. Schmidt-Bäse). 7. Exotic Polyhedral Oligogermanes and Related Molecules (A. Sekiguchi and H. Sakurai). 8. New Heterometallic Silylamides with Polycyclic and Cage-Like Structures (M. Veith and S. Müller-Becker). 9. Strained Inorganic Heterocyclic Compounds and Their Conversion to Macrocycles and High Polymers (H.R. Allcock). 10. Inorganic Rings on Carbon Chains (C.W. Allen). 11. Pn and Asn Units as Building Blocks for Metallacycles, Cages, Sandwich and Triple-Decker Complexes (O.J. Scherer et al.). 12. Phosphorus-Containing Macrocycles. A Game of Building Blocks (J.-P. Majoral and A.-M. Caminade). 13. The Synthesis of Sulfur- and Selenium-Containing Organic and Inorganic Rings from Titanocene Precursors (R. Steudel). 14. Symbiosis Between Main Group and Transition Elements (H.W. Roesky). 15. Diphosphadithia- and Diphosphadiselena-Tetrazocines and Their S(SE)S'(Se')-Dialkyl(Aryl)Derivatives (T. Chivers et al.). 16. Heterocyclic Thiazyl and Selenazyl Radicals; Synthesis and Applications in Solid State Architecture (A.W. Cordes, R.C. Haddon and R.T. Oakley). 17. Some Synthetic and Structural Aspects of Dithiadiazoles, RCN2S2, and Related Compounds (A.J. Banister and J.M. Rawson). 18. The Preparation and Structure of Metallasulfur/Selenium Nitrogen Complexes and Cages (J.D. Woollins). 19. Homopolyatomic Selenium Cations and Related Halopolyselenium Cations (J. Passmore). 20. Binary Selenium-Nitrogen Species and Related Compounds (T.M. Klapötke). 21. Complexes Involving Inorganic Aromatic Rings (B.M. Gimarc and L.E. Starr). 22. Comments on the Nomenclature of Inorganic Ring Systems (I. Haiduc). Subject Index.


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