1. The Occurrence, Extraction, Properties and Uses of the Platinum Group Metals (F.R. Hartley). 2. General Introduction to Catalysis by Platinum Group Metals (G.C. Bond). 3. Catalytic Combustion (D.L. Trimm). 4. Platinum Group Metal Catalysts in the Synthesis of Chemicals from Synthesis Gas (G.R. Steinmetz and J.R. Zoeller). 5. Recent Developments in Platinum Group Metal Catalysts in the Petrochemical Industry (A.W. Parkins). 6. Platinum Group Catalysis in Melts (J.F. Knifton). Chapter 7. C-H Bond Activation (J.R. Chipperfield). 8. Oxidation (E.S. Gore). 9. Recent Advances in the Chemistry of Platinum Group Carbonyls in Catalysis (J.A. Davies and C.T. Eagle). 10. Electrochemical Applications of the Platinum Group: Metal Coated Anodes (E.N. Balko). 11. Platinum Group Metals in the Photodecomposition of Water (A. Mills). 12. Organometallic and Homogeneous Catalytic Chemistry of Palladium and Platinum (G.K. Anderson). 13. Organometallic and Homogeneous Catalytic Chemistry of Rhodium and Iridium (F.J. Jardine). 14. Recent Developments in the Chemistry of the Platinum Metals in High Oxidation States (W. Levason). 15. Amino-Acid and Peptide Complexes of Platinum Group Metals (H. Kozlowski and L.D. Pettit). 16. Cancer Therapy using Platinum Group Metals (C.A. McAuliffe). 17. Platinum Group Metals in Electronics (R.J. Seymour and P.D. Gurney).