Metal-Metal Bonds and Clusters in Chemistry and Catalysis

  • John P. FacklerJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Twenty-Five Years of Chemistry Since the Discovery of the Quadruple Metal-Metal Bond

  3. Clusters in Catalysis

    1. J. H. Sinfelt
      Pages 103-112
    2. Michel R. Gagne, Steven P. Nolan, Afif M. Seyam, David Stern, Tobin J. Marks
      Pages 113-125
    3. Brian F. G. Johnson, Adrian Bott, Robert E. Benfield, Dario Braga, Elisabeth A. Marseglia, Alison Rodger
      Pages 141-160
    4. V. W. Day, W. G. Klemperer, S. P. Lockledge, D. J. Main, F. S. Rosenberg, R.-C. Wang et al.
      Pages 161-170
  4. Clusters in Materials

    1. D. W. Goodman
      Pages 205-214
    2. David C. Boyd, Richard T. Haasch, Kwok-Lun Ho, Jen-Wei Hwang, Roland K. Schulze, John F. Evans et al.
      Pages 215-230
    3. Brian E. Hanson
      Pages 231-247
  5. Bonding and Spectroscopy in Clusters

  6. Abstracts

    1. Richard W. Schmude Jr., Karl A. Gingerich, Joseph E. Kingcade Jr.
      Pages 314-314
    2. Reed J. Blau, Ron-Jer Tsay, Su-Inn Ho
      Pages 315-315
    3. Ginger M. Berry, Michael E. Bothwell, Beatriz G. Bravo, George J. Cali, John E. Harris, Thomas Mebrahtu et al.
      Pages 316-317
    4. S. A. Duraj, M. T. Adras, R. A. Martuch, S. SriHari
      Pages 320-320
    5. J. Gregory Jennings, Gregory L. Powell
      Pages 323-323
    6. Scott A. Laneman, George G. Stanley
      Pages 328-328
    7. J. P. Fackler Jr., C. J. McNeal, R. E. P. Winpenny
      Pages 329-329
    8. Louis H. Pignolet
      Pages 332-332
    9. J. E. Kingcade Jr., I. Shim, K. A. Gingerich
      Pages 333-333
    10. Ann E. Miller, William A. Goddard III
      Pages 335-335
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 337-341

About this book


This book contains a series of papers and abstracts from the 7th Industry-University Cooperative Chemistry Program symposium held in the spring of 1989 at Texas A&M University. The symposium was larger than previous IUCCP symposia since it also celebrated the 25 years that had elapsed since the initial discovery by F. A. Cotton and his co-workers of the existence of metal-metal quadruple bonds. Cotton's discovery demonstrated that multiple bonding in inorganic systems is not governed by the same constraints observed in organic chemistry regarding s and p orbital involvement. The d orbitals are involved in the multiple bonding description. The quadruple bond involves considerable d orbital overlap between adjacent metal centers. Part I of this series of papers focuses upon the impact of this discovery and describes further contributions to the development of the field. Multiple metal-metal bonding now is known to permeate broad areas of transition metal chemistry. The understanding of metal-metal bonding that developed as a result of the discovery of multiple metal-metal bonding awakened a new chemistry involving metal clusters. Clusters were defined by Cotton to be species containing metal-metal bonding. Clusters in catalysis therefore seemed a logical grouping of papers in this symposium. Clusters play an every increasing role in the control of chemical reactions. Part II of this book describes some of the interesting new developments in this field. In Part III the papers examine the role clusters play in describing and understanding solid state materials.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John P. FacklerJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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