© 1980

Mixed-Valence Compounds

Theory and Applications in Chemistry, Physics, Geology, and Biology

  • David B. Brown

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. An Overview of Mixed-Valency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David B. Brown, James T. Wrobleski
      Pages 49-71
  3. Models for the Mixed-Valence State

  4. Experimental Probes to Mixed-Valence Compounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. William E. Hatfield
      Pages 191-241
  5. Classes of Mixed-Valence Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Roger G. Burns, D. A. Nolet, K. M. Parkin, C. A. McCammon, K. B. Schwartz
      Pages 295-336
    3. Michael T. Pope
      Pages 365-386
    4. John B. Goodenough
      Pages 413-425
    5. Stephen J. Lippard
      Pages 427-450

About this book


It has been a decade since two seminal reviews demonstrated that mixed-valence compounds share many unique and fascinating features. The insight pro­ vided by those early works has promoted a great deal of both experimental and theoretical study. As a result of extensive efforts, our understanding of the bonding and properties of mixed-valence compounds has advanced substantially. There has been no compre­ hensive treatment of mixed-valence compounds since 1967, and the meeting convened at Oxford in September, 1979, provided a unique opportunity to examine the subject and its many ramifications. Mixed-valence compounds play an important role in many fields. Although the major impact of the subject has been in chemistry, its importance has become increasingly clear in solid state physics, geology, and biology. Extensive interest and effort in the field of molecular metals has demonstrated that mixed-valency is a prerequisite for high elec­ trical conductivity. The intense colors of many minerals have been shown to be due to mixed-valency, and the electron-transfer properties of certain mixed-valence metalloproteins are important in biological processes. Experts from all of these areas participated in this meeting, and the truly interdisciplinary nature of the subject made it a unique learning experience for all in attendance.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David B. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe University of VermontBurlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mixed-Valence Compounds
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Applications in Chemistry, Physics, Geology, and Biology
  • Editors D.B. Brown
  • Series Title NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1152-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-9078-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-9076-0
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 520
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physical Chemistry
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