General Preparative Methods

  • David Nicholls
Part of the A Macmillan Chemistry Text book series


The preparation of compounds will always be an important part of chemistry whether it be industrial production or the synthesis of new compounds on the research scale. Occasionally the synthesis of a new compound has an enormous impact on our progress and understanding in chemistry. Such was the case with ferrocene Fe(π-C5H5)2discovered in 1951, and xenon tetrafluoride XeF4, first prepared in 1962.


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    D.J.G. Ives, Principles of the Extraction of Metals, Royal Institute of Chemistry Monographs for Teachers No. 3, London (1960)Google Scholar
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    R. Colton and J.H. Canterford, Halides of the First Row Transition Metals Wiley, London (1969)—metal halidesGoogle Scholar
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    C.C. Addison and N. Logan, Preparative Inorganic Reactions vol. 1, Wiley, New York (1964), p. 1—metal nitratesGoogle Scholar

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© D. Nicholls 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Nicholls
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  1. 1.Department of Inorganic, Physical and Industrial ChemistryUniversity of LiverpoolUK

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