Coordination Chemistry of Macrocyclic Compounds

  • Gordon A. Melson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gordon A. Melson
    Pages 1-16
  3. Gordon A. Melson
    Pages 17-144
  4. John D. Lamb, Reed M. Izatt, James J. Christensen, Delbert J. Eatough
    Pages 145-217
  5. Neil F. Curtis
    Pages 219-344
  6. John F. Endicott, Bill Durham
    Pages 393-460
  7. Lawrence J. Boucher
    Pages 461-516
  8. Lawrence J. Boucher
    Pages 517-536
  9. Alexander I. Popov, Jean-Marie Lehn
    Pages 537-602
  10. Virgil L. Goedken
    Pages 603-654
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 655-664

About this book


Chemists have been aware of the existence of coordination compounds con­ taining organic macrocyclic ligands since the first part of this century ; however, only during the past few years have they expanded research into the chemistry of these compounds. The expansion was initiated in the early 1960s by the synthesis and characterization of compounds containing some new macrocyclic ligands. The synthesis of compounds which may serve as model systems for some natural products containing large rings as ligands provided the main goal for the early expansion of research effort; indeed, a recurrent theme behind much of the reported chemistry has been the analogy between synthetic macrocyclic compounds and many natural-product systems. More recently, the emphases of reported research have ranged over the whole spectrum of chemistry, and the number of publications that discuss macrocyclic chemistry has increased at a dramatic rate. The completed research has been reported in a variety of journals throughout the world but there has been no previous attempt to bring the major developments together under one cover. This book, therefore, attempts to satisfy the need for a single source in which there is both a collection and a correlation of information concerning the coordination chemistry of macrocyclic compounds. The chapters in this book discuss various aspects of macrocyclic chemistry, and while these chapters as a whole constitute an in-depth survey of the state-of­ the-art of the field, each chapter is written as a complete unit.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gordon A. Melson
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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