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New & Forthcoming Titles | Topics in Organometallic Chemistry

Topics in Organometallic Chemistry

Topics in Organometallic Chemistry

Series Editors: Beller, M., Dixneuf, P.H., Dupont, J., Fürstner, A., Glorius, F., Gooßen, L.J., Ikariya, T., Nolan, S.P., Okuda, J., Oro, L.A., Willis, M., Zhou, Q.-L.

ISSN: 1436-6002

Foreword to the Series

Organometallic chemistry is a well established research area at the interface of organic and inorganic chemistry. In recent years this field has undergone a renaissance as our understanding of organometallic structure, properties and mechanism has opened the way for the design of organometallic compounds and reactions tailored to the needs of such diverse areas as medicine, biology, materials and polymer sciences and organic synthesis. For example, in the development of new catalytic processes, organometallic chemistry is helping meet the challenge to society that the economic and environmental necessities of the future pose.
As this field becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, we recognize the need for critical overviews of new developments that are of broad significance. This is our goal in starting this new series Topics in Organometallic Chemistry.
The scope of overage includes a broad range of topics of pure and applied organometallic chemistry, where new breakthroughs are being achieved that are of significance to a larger scientific audience. Topics in Organometallic Chemistry differs from existing review series in that each volume is thematic, giving an overview of an area that has reached a stage of maturity such that coverage in a single review article is no longer possible. Furthermore, the treatment addresses a broad audience of researchers, who are not specialists in the field, starting at the graduate student level. Discussion of possible future research directions in the areas overed by the individual volumes is welcome. Finally, the overage is conceptual, focussed and concise, presenting the most significant results and the underlying principles that are emerging. Thus where appropriate, the authors are encouraged to include theoretical and mechanistic aspects. Indeed, one of the first volumes, Organometallic Bonding and Reactivity: Fundamental Studies, edited by John Brown and Peter Hofmann, will be a cornerstone of the series.
It seems appropriate that the first volume of this series, Alkene Metathesis in Organic Synthesis, edited by Alois Fürstner, covers one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of modern organometallic research. Several volumes on other areas, where significant breakthroughs are being achieved, will be published soon. Furthermore we are convinced that organometallic chemistry is such a fertile and expanding research field that there will be many new topics in the future that will deserve coverage.
John M. Brown, Oxford
Pierre Dixneuf, Rennes
Alois Fürstner, Mülheim
Louis S. Hegedus, Fort Collins
Peter Hofmann, Heidelberg
Paul Knochel, Marburg
Tobin J. Marks, Evanston
Shinji Murai, Osaka
Manfred Reetz, Mülheim
Gerard van Koten, Utrecht
September 1998

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