Reviews: "This book is destined to be the go-to resource for the field of transition metal organometallic chemistry for many years to come. It will undoubtedly find a place on the bookshelf of virtually every organic and inorganic chemist, alongside classics like March"s Advanced Organic Chemistry and Cotton and Wilkinson"s Advanced Inorganic Chemistry."
-J. Am. Chem. Soc.
"The book does an excellent job in covering a very extensive field...The uses are many for this impressive volume. The selection of data is wide-ranging and, even in areas where I consider myself an expert, I have learned more from reading this book. It will be immensely valuable for researchers coming into the field or just crossing over between subfields, and I would also recommend it for teaching...A must for serious practitioners in the field for many years."
"An essential piece of equipment, both as a reference source and for inspiration...In summary, this first edition is already a classic."
-Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
"This textbook is likely to have a profound influence on organometallic chemistry students and researchers. Hartwig has compiled an enormous amount of organometallic chemistry into a very readable and very well organised textbook. He has created what will surely become the textbook from which to teach the subject for many years to come."
"With great coverage of all aspects of the field, Hartwig"s Organotransition Metal Chemistry: From Bonding to Catalysis is the new must-have text that very soon will be recognized far and wide as a true chemistry classic."
-Harry B. Gray, California Institute of Technology
"This outstanding book provides comprehensive coverage of modern topics in organometallic chemistry. It is a treasure trove of information that will prove invaluable for both students and practitioners of the field."
-Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan
“The most notable applications of organometallic chemistry in the past two decades have been characterized by the use of fundamental aspects of structure, bonding and reactivity. To anyone who wants to engage in this line of research, this text will serve as the single best source for all the essential information.”
-T.V. RajanBabu, The Ohio State University
"This long-awaited text does a fine job of covering the most important developments in organotransition metal chemistry over the last 20 years, while retaining the earlier versions" effective presentations of basic concepts and older work. It should well serve both teachers choosing a textbook for an advanced course and active researchers looking for a good starting reference source."
-Jay A. Labinger, California Institute of Technology
Description: Organotransition Metal Chemistry – From Bonding to Catalysis provides a selective, but thorough and authoritative coverage of the fundamentals of organometallic chemistry, the elementary reactions of these complexes, and many catalytic processes occurring through organometallic intermediates. Built upon the foundation established by the classic text by Collman, Hegedus, Norton and Finke, this text consists of new or thoroughly updated and restructured chapters and provides an in-depth view into mechanism, reaction scope, and applications.
The early chapters describe the principles of bonding and the classes of ligands that characterize organotransition metal chemistry. The remainder of the book focuses on the reactions of organometallic complexes. The second portion of the book describes the classic stoichiometric organometallic reactions, including ligand substitution, oxidative addition, reductive elimination, migratory insertions, eliminations, electrophilic attack on coordinated ligands, nucleophilic attack on coordinated ligands, and chemistry of metal-ligand multiple bonds. The third portion of the text describes the principles of catalysis and the classic catalytic processes of organometallic systems. Written by a teacher and experienced practitioner of the field, the book’s content is simultaneously accessible to students with no background in the subject matter and invaluable to synthetic organic chemists, inorganic chemists, and even experts in the field.
About the Author: John F. Hartwig is the Kenneth L. Rinehart Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Hartwig received his A. B. degree from Princeton and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Subsequently, he was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined the Yale University faculty in 1992, and joined the University of Illinois chemistry faculty in July 2006. Professor Hartwig’s research focuses on the discovery and mechanistic understanding of organic reactions catalyzed by organometallic complexes. He was one of the originators of palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions to form carbon-heteroatom bonds, as well as palladium-catalyzed coupling of enolates and catalytic functionalization of the terminal C-H bonds in alkanes. He was recently the recipient of the 2008 Mukaiyama Award from the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, the 2008 International Catalysis Award from the International Association of Catalysis Societies, the 2008 Paul N. Rylander Award of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society, the 2007 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Organic Synthesis, the 2007 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, and the 2006 ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry.