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The Fifth Element

  • Drahomír Hnyk
  • Michael McKee


  • Contains entries from theoreticians and experimentalists

  • Collects contributions from an international array of contributors

  • Includes a survey on a diverse array of applications


Part of the Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics book series (COCH, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ivan A. Popov, Alexander I. Boldyrev
    Pages 1-16
  3. Drahomír Hnyk, Derek A. Wann
    Pages 17-48
  4. Alexandru Lupan, R. Bruce King
    Pages 49-95
  5. Josep M. Oliva, Antonio Francés-Monerris, Daniel Roca-Sanjuán
    Pages 97-119
  6. Musiri M. Balakrishnarajan, Pattath D. Pancharatna
    Pages 181-197
  7. Yinghuai Zhu, Amartya Chakrabarti, Narayan S. Hosmane
    Pages 199-217
  8. Robert Sedlak, Jindřich Fanfrlík, Adam Pecina, Drahomír Hnyk, Pavel Hobza, Martin Lepšík
    Pages 219-239

About this book


This multi-author edited volume reviews the recent developments in boron chemistry, with a particular emphasis on the contribution of computational chemistry. The contributors come from Europe, the USA and Asia. About 60% of the book concentrates on theoretical and computational themes whilst 40% is on topics of interest to experimental chemists. Specific themes covered include structure, topology, modelling, synthetic chemistry, and catalysis.


Boron Chemistry Boron Chemistry Cancer Boron DFT Boron Hydrogen Storage William Nunn Lipscomb

Editors and affiliations

  • Drahomír Hnyk
    • 1
  • Michael McKee
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.Husinec - ŘežCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

About the editors

Prof. Mckee

B.S Chemistry from Lamar University (1971)

Ph.D. Chemical Physics under M.J.S. Dewar from University of Texas, Austin, Texas (1977)

Robert A. Welch Postdoctoral Fellow under Alan Cowley at University of Texas (1977-1978)

Postdoc under W. N. Lipscomb at Harvard University (1979-1981)

Assistant Professor (1981-1986), Associate Professor (1986-1994), Professor (1994-present) at Auburn University

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