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Organotransition Metal Chemistry FromBonding to Catalysis University Science Books Sausalito 2010 1160 pp.

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Book Review
Published online in Wiley Online Library: 10 August 2011
( DOI 10.1002/aoc.1814
Book Review
Organotransition Metal Chemistry: From Bonding to Catalysis
University Science Books, Sausalito, 2010, 1160 pp.,
price US$ 134.50 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1891389535
Transition metal chemistry has
moved from the domain of specialists to a key part of organic
synthesis over the last 30 years.
Prof. Hartwig has aimed this book
at both students of organotransition metal chemistry and those
using transition metal catalysts in
organic synthesis, and generally
succeeds admirably. It is a natural
successor to the classic 1987 ‘Principles and Applications of Transition Metal Chemistry’ by Collman,
Hegedus, Norton and Finke and in the first half adopts a very
similar fundamental structure and reaction type approach.
After a comprehensive chapter on ‘Structure and Bonding’
which is notable for the many graphs comparing properties across
the transition metal series, there are three chapters on ligands
(dative, hydride/carbyl, and heteroatom). Examples are drawn
widely from the transition metal series, and again comparison
tables and graphs help to bring order to what can appear a vast
and disparate subject.
Chapters 5–12 cover the usual fundamental reaction types
in good detail and with many examples, with chapter 13 on
metal-ligand multiple bonds.
The second half of the book concerns catalytic applications
of transition metal complexes – the most significant change
compared to the 1987 text and reflecting the transformation
in organic synthesis over the intervening years. Hydrogenation,
hydrofunctionalisation, carbonylation, C-H activation, coupling,
allylic substitution, metathesis and polymerisation are covered in
depth. Asymmetric versions of most of the reactions are discussed.
There are omissions resulting from the chosen topics such as
transition metal catalysed carbometallations (e.g. the Negishi
zirconium catalysed carboalumination). The book does not cover
the many uses of stoichiometric organotransition metal chemistry
except where they are used as examples in chapters 5–13.
Unusually, around a quarter of the book is written with, or
occasionally by, other authors, but since these include Norton,
Casey, Coates, Lautens and Walsh it is a strength. Generally these
sections integrate very well with the rest of the book. With over
7000 references the book serves as a useful entry to the primary
literature. Most chapters contain references up to between 2005
and 2008, though the bulk is much earlier reflecting the books
emphasis on fundamental mechanisms and transformations.
The book is excellent value and would be an essential acquisition
for any PhD student working on organometallic chemistry. I am
sure it will also be on the shelves of faculty teaching or researching
in the area. It will also be of interest to organic chemists wanting
to understand the reactivity of many catalysts in routine use.
For undergraduate courses in organometallic chemistry the size,
length and level of detail are against it, as are the omissions. I
preferred the presentation of the fundamentals in this book to its
competitors and given the relatively low price will recommend it
to advanced undergraduates, though guidance on the key parts
to read will be needed.
Overall it is an enjoyable book to read with many insightful and
illuminating comments. The presentation is uniformly excellent
and I am sure it will become a classic text. The author comments
that he got to the point where ‘I could not stomach writing one
more word’ – it is to be hoped that he will have recovered enough
for the second edition of an undoubted best seller in a few years
Richard J. Whitby
University of Southampton, UK
Appl. Organometal. Chem. 2011, 25, 720
c 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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