Platinum Metals Rev., 1985, 29, (4), 154
An Organometallic Chemistry Monograph
Organometallic Chemistry of Rhodium and Iridium by Ronald S. Dickson, Academic Press, London, 1983, 421 pages, £61
The latest monograph in a series on organometallic chemistry deals with rhodium and iridium in a comprehensive yet very readable way, and both the concepts and the structures are clarified with numerous illustrations. Following a general survey of the chemistry of rhodium and iridium, the author deals with specific topics: carbonyls in Chapter II, their complexes in III, pseudo carbonyls in IV (M—CS, M—PF3, M—CNR, M—NO and M—N2R), organo-rhodium and -iridium complexes in V, alkyne complexes in VI and finally in Chapter VII σ -alkyl, -aryl and related complexes.
The book is well supported by references to the literature which has been covered comprehensively up to the end of 1978, with some key references from 1979 included. Additionally, an addendum to the key references from the recent literature is given.