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Platinum Metals Rev., 1986, 30, (2), 72

A Further Compendium on Organometallic Compounds

Dictionary of Organometallic Compounds, First Supplement Edited By Dr. Jane E. Macintyre, Chapman and Hall, London, 1985, 564 pages, £135

  • L.B.H.

The original three-volume Dictionary of Organometallic Compounds was reviewed in this journal in July last year (Platinum Metals Rev., 1985, 29, (3), 130). This outstanding work of reference has now been followed by the first supplementary volume, bringing the survey of the literature down to mid-1984 with many additional entries, some 2300 in all, and including a list of recent books and review articles, while some of the original entries in the main work have been revised and updated.

Compounds of the platinum metals listed with their molecular formulae, CAS registry number, brief description and literature reference total 450, platinum being represented by 118 entries, rhodium by 90, ruthenium 83, iridium 74, palladium 48 and osmium 37.

The editor has had the co-operation of a distinguished international advisory board as well as a group of specialist editors for individual metals. This addition to the main dictionary makes a most useful compendium for all those engaged in any way in organometallic chemistry.