The only introduction into the exciting chemistry of Lanthanidesand Actinides.
* The book is based on a number of courses on "f elements"
* The author has a long experience in teaching this field ofchemistry
* Lanthanides have become very common elements in research andtechnology applications; this book offers the basic knowledge
* The book offers insights into a vast range of applications,from lasers to synthesis
The Inorganic Chemistry: A Textbook series reflects thepivotal role of modern inorganic and physical chemistry in a wholerange of emerging areas, such as materials chemistry, greenchemistry and bioinorganic chemistry, as well as providing a solidgrounding in established areas such as solid state chemistry,coordination chemistry, main group chemistry and physical inorganicchemistry.
Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry is a one-volume accountof the Lanthanides (including scandium and yttrium), the Actinidesand the Transactinide elements, intended as an introductorytreatment for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Theprincipal features of these elements are set out in detail,enabling clear comparison and contrast with the Transition Elementsand Main Group metals.
The book covers the extraction of the elements from their oresand their purification, as well as the synthesis of the man-madeelements; the properties of the elements and principal binarycompounds; detailed accounts of their coordination chemistry andorganometallic chemistry, from both preparative and structuralviewpoints, with a clear explanation of the factors responsible forthe adoption of particular coordination numbers; spectroscopy andmagnetism, especially for the lanthanides, with case studies andaccounts of applications in areas like magnetic resonance imaging,lasers and luminescence; nuclear separations and problems in wastedisposal for the radioactive elements, particularly in the contextof plutonium.
Latest developments are covered in areas like the synthesis ofthe latest man-made elements, whilst there is a whole chapter onthe application of lanthanide compounds in synthetic organicchemistry.
End-of-chapter questions suitable for tutorial discussions areprovided, whilst there is a very comprehensive bibliographyproviding ready access to further reading on all topics.