Principles and Applications of
 Organotransition Metal Chemistry 
Second Edition

James P. Collman, Stanford University
Louis S. Hegedus, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
Jack R. Norton, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
Richard G. Finke, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins


1. A Perspective
2. Structure and Bonding
3. Survey of Organotransition-Metal Complexes According to Ligand
4. Ligand Substitution Processes
5. Oxidative Addition and Reductive Elimination
6. lntramolecular Insertion Reactions
7. Nucleophilic Attack on Ligands Coordinate to Transition Metals
8. Electrophilic Attack on Coordinated Ligands
9. Metallacycles
10. Homogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation, Hydrosilation, and Hydrocyanation
11. Catalytic Polymerization of Olefins and Acetylenes
12. Catalytic Reactions Involving Carbon Monoxide
13. Synthetic Applications of Transition-Metal Hydrides
14. Synthetic Applications of Complexes Containing Metal-Carbon s Bonds
15. Synthetic Applications of Transition-Metal Carbonyl Compounds
16. Synthetic Applications of Transition-Metal Carbenes and Metallacycles
17. Synthetic Applications of Transition-Metal Alkene, Diene, and Dienyl Complexes
18. Synthetic Applications of Transition-Metal Alkyne Complexes
19. Synthetic Applications of n3-Allyl Transition-Metal Complexes
20. Synthetic Applications of Arene Transition-Metal Complexes;
Glossary of Abbreviations
Index