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Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry III - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780081026885

Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry III

3rd Edition

From Biology to Nanotechnology

Editors in Chief: Edwin Constable Gerard Parkin Lawrence Que
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081026885
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 15th July 2021
Page Count: 6574
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Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry III describes the fundamentals of metal-ligand interactions, provides an overview of the systematic chemistry of this class of compounds, and details their importance in life processes, medicine, industry and materials science. This new edition spans across 9 volumes, 185 entries and 6600 printed pages.

Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry III is not just an update of the second edition, it includes a significant amount of new content. In the descriptive sections 3-6, emphasis is placed upon material that has appeared in primary and secondary review literature since the previous edition published. The material in other sections is newly written, with an emphasis on modern aspects of coordination chemistry and the latest developments.

The metal-ligand interaction is the link between the award of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Alfred Werner, the father of Coordination Chemistry, the 1987 prize for supramolecular chemistry and the 2016 award for molecular machines. The key role of coordination chemistry in the assembly of hierarchical nano- and micro-dimensioned structures lies at the core of these applications and so this Major Reference Work bridges several sub-disciplines of chemistry, thus targeting a truly interdisciplinary audience.

Key Features

  • Provides the go-to foundational resource on coordination chemistry research, providing insights into future directions of the field
  • Written and edited by renowned academics and practitioners from various fields and regions this authoritative and interdisciplinary work is of interest to a large audience, including coordination, supramolecular and molecular chemists
  • Presents content that is clearly structured, organized and cross-referenced to allow students, researchers and professionals to find relevant information quickly and easily


Chemists, specifically advanced graduate students, scientists and researchers working with metal compounds and related fields, as well as industry practitioners and those working in governmental laboratories

Table of Contents

Section 1: Fundamentals: Ligands, Complexes, Synthesis and Structure
a. Historical Overview
b. Ligands
c. Synthesis and Characterization of Coordination Compounds
d. Reactions of Coordinated Ligands
e. Stereochemistry, Structure, and Crystal Engineering
f. New Synthetic Methods
g. Nomenclature

Section 2: Fundamentals: Characterization Methods, Theoretical Analysis, and Case Studies

Section 3: Main Group, Lanthanoid and Actinoid Metals
a. Group 1
b. Group 2
c. Section 3: Group 12
d. Section 4: Group 13
e. Section 5: Group 14
f. Section 6: Group 15
g. Section 7: Lanthanoids
h. Section 8: Actinoids

Section 4: Transition Metal Groups 3–6

Section 5: Transition Metal Groups 7 and 8

Section 6: Transition Metal Groups 9–11

Section 7: From the Molecular to the Nanoscale: Synthesis, Structure, and Properties

Section 8: Bio-coordination Chemistry

Section 9: Applications of Coordination Chemistry


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About the Editors in Chief

Edwin Constable

Professor Edwin (Ed) Constable has been involved in supramolecular chemistry since its inception and has published over 500 research papers and many books. He studied chemistry at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, completing his Part II with Dr. Morrin Acheson studying acridine intercalators. His doctoral studies were also in Oxford, where he worked with Professor Ken Seddon on the design of metal complexes for solar cells. He then moved to Cambridge where he held sequentially an 1851 research fellowship, a university demonstratorship and lectureship and was a fellow of Darwin and Robinson colleges. In 1993 he accepted a call to the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry in Basel where he remained until 2000 when he returned to the United Kingdom to a Chair of Chemistry in Birmingham. In 2002 he returned to a Chair of Chemistry in Basel. He was Research Dean of the Faculty of Sciences until 2011 when he was appointed Vice Rector for Research. Although his interests and expertise lie in metallosupramolecular and materials chemistry, especially in the use of metal ions for the assembly of novel architectures incorporating specific electronic or photophysical properties, he has a broad interest in multidisciplinary research cutting across conventional boundaries. He received an ERC Advanced Grant (2011–2016) for his project LiLo (Light-In, Light-Out) relating to sustainable materials chemistry and is actively involved in the Swiss Nanoscience Institute. He recently received the 2011 Sustainable Energy Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His h-index is 58.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Basel, Switzerland

Gerard Parkin

Gerard Parkin received his B. A., M. A., and D. Phil degrees from the Queen’s College, Oxford University, where he carried out research under the guidance of Professor Malcolm L. H. Green. In 1985, he moved to the California Institute of Technology as a NATO postdoctoral fellow to work with Professor John E. Bercaw. He joined the faculty of Columbia University as Assistant Professor in 1988 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1991 and to Professor in 1994. He served as Chairman of the Department from 1999 – 2002. He has also served as Chair of the New York Section of the American Chemical Society, Chair of the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalytic Science Section of the New York Academy of Sciences, Chair of the Organometallic Subdivision of the American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry, and Chair of the Gordon Research Conference in Organometallic Chemistry. He is an elected Fellow of both the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry and is the recipient of a variety of international awards, including the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, the ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry, the RSC Corday Morgan Medal, the RSC Award in Organometallic Chemistry, the RSC Ludwig Mond Award, and the RSC Chem Soc Rev Lecture Award. He is also the recipient of the United States Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the United States Presidential Faculty Fellowship Award, the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award, and the James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry. His principal research interests are in the areas of synthetic, structural, and mechanistic inorganic chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Columbia University, New York, USA

Lawrence Que

Regents Professor, University of Minnesota, USA Professor Lawrence (Larry) Que, Jr. is Regents Professor in the Chemistry Department of University of Minnesota and co-founder of their Center for Metals in Biocatalysis, which established the U of M as a center of excellence in bioinorganic chemistry. His research focuses on nonheme iron enzymes and corresponding synthetic models and thus lies at the interfaces of inorganic and organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, chemical biology, environmental and green chemistry, and energy and catalysis. He is a known for his path-breaking research that has applications ranging from treatment of Parkinson’s disease and cancer to production of industrial chemical feedstocks derived from methane gas. Professor Que has published more than 540 papers and is the holder of seven patents. He served as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry) from 1999 to 2019 and remains an editorial board member for Current Opinion in Chemical Biology (Nature). Professor Que is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Designated Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, winner of the 2012 John C. Bailar Medal from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the 2015 Franklin Award from Stony Brook University, the 2015 International Award from the Japan Society for Coordination Chemistry and the 2017 American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry. He has a current h-index of 122 (Google Scholar).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Minnesota, USA

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