Review of the Book by A. D. Garnovskii, I. S. Vasil'chenko, and D. A. Garnovskii "Modern Aspects of the Synthesis of Metal Complexes. The Main Ligands and Methods", Rostov-on-Don: LaPO, 2000, 354 p.

Review of the Book by A. D. Garnovskii, I. S. Vasil'chenko, and D. A. Garnovskii "Modern Aspects... Russian Journal of Coordination Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2002, p. 228. Translated from Koordinatsionnaya Khimiya, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2002, p. 240. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by the Editorial Board. BOOK REVIEW Review of the Book by A. D. Garnovskii, I. S. Vasil’chenko, and D. A. Garnovskii “Modern Aspects of the Synthesis of Metal Complexes. The Main Ligands and Methods”, Rostov-on-Don: LaPO, 2000, 354 p. Despite more than a hundred years of history of of Coordination Compounds, consists of two sections, coordination chemistry, very few monographs general- the first one being devoted to the problems of compet- izing the synthesis and techniques used to construct the ing coordination of various electron-donating centers inner sphere of coordination compounds have been of ambident ligands to metal ions (an aspect of regiose- published. Books [1, 2] written with participation of the lective synthesis involving metal salts and complexes) reviewer, a book on template synthesis [3], and a mono- and the second one being concerned with the routes of graph on the so-called “direct” synthesis of metal com- formation of a definite geometry of the coordination plexes [4] are examples of this type. The book under core (polyhedron-controlled synthesis, according to the review, “Modern Aspects of the Synthesis of Metal authors' terminology). Complexes.” “The Main Ligands and Methods,” differs Generally, the book is intelligibly written and easy from the preceding four books in content and concept to read. The range of publications covered is broad, and supplements them; it is a step toward systematiza- comprising almost 2000 references. The book is tion of the methods and development of the strategy of intended for specialists engaged in the fields of inor- synthesis of coordination compounds. ganic and coordination chemistry and for senior and post-graduate chemical students. The book comprises the following chapters. The first chapter entitled General Concepts of Coordination Chemistry considers basic concepts such as coordina- REFERENCES tion bond, ligands, and coordination number. This chapter will be helpful for those who have just started 1. Davies, J.A., Hockensmith, C.M., Kukushkin, V.Yu., and Kukushkin, Yu.N., Synthetic Coordination Chemistry: working in this field of chemical science. The second Principles and Practice, Singapore: World Scientific, chapter, The Most Important Ligands in Modern Coor- dination Chemistry, makes up more than one-third of 2. Kukushkin, V.Yu. and Kukushkin, Yu.N., Teoriya i prak- the volume of the whole book and gives an excellent tika sinteza koordinatsionnykh soedinenii (Theory and classification of ligands on the basis of ligand nature, Practice of Synthesis of Coordination Compounds), the type of coordination bond, and characteristic fea- Leningrad: Nauka, 1990. tures of some metal complexes. The types of coordina- 3. Gerbeleu, N.V., Arion, V.B., and Burgess, J., Template tion are analyzed in detail, although preparative meth- Synthesis of Macrocyclic Compounds, Weinheim: ods resulting in their implementation are not discussed. Wiley-VCH, 1999. In the third chapter, Principal Methods for the Synthe- 4. Skopenko, V.V., Garnovskii, A.D., Kokozei, V.N., sis of Coordination Compounds, the attention is Kuzharov, A.S., Gokhon-Zorilla, G., Burlov, A.S., focused on the classical reactions between metal salts Vasil’eva, O.Yu., Pavlenko, V.A., Kharisov, B.I., and ligands. The less traditional template synthesis and Kherets, B.M., Blanko, M.L., and Garnovskii, D.A., the unusual methods of direct synthesis of coordination Pryamoi sintez koordinatsionnykh soedinenii (Direct compounds, which have not yet found wide use, are Synthesis of Coordination Compounds), Kiev: Venturi, also considered. The fouth chapter, Targeted Synthesis 1997. 1070-3284/02/2803-0228$27.00 © 2002 Œ€IŠ ÒNauka / Interperiodica” Russian Journal of Coordination Chemistry Springer Journals

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