This book is designed to be of use to the reader in two different ways. First, it is intended to provide a general introduction to all aspects of iron chemistry for readers from a variety of different scientific backgrounds. It has been written at a level suitable for use by graduates and advanced undergraduates in chemistry and biochemistry, and graduates in physics, geology, materials science, metallurgy and biology. It is not designed to be a dictionary of iron compounds but rather to provide each user with the necessary tools and background to pursue their ,individual interests in the wide areas that are influenced by the chemistry of iron. To achieve this goal each chapter has been written by a contemporary expert active in the subject so that the reader will benefit from their individual insight. Although it is generally assumed that the reader will have an understanding of bonding theories and general chemistry, the book is well referenced so that any deficiencies in the reader's background can be addressed. The book was also designed as a general reference book for initial pointers into a scientific literature that is growing steadily as the understanding and uses of this astonishingly versatile element continue to develop. To meet this aim the book attempts some coverage of all aspects of the chemistry of iron, not only outlining what understanding has been achieved to date but also identifying targets to be aimed at in the future.
All you wanted to know about the chemistry of iron is provided by eight contributed chapters....greatly welcomed for its contribution to the organometallic field. - Organometallic Compounds; Chapters on inorganic iron compounds and spectroscopic methods useful for iron complete the book which has a modest but useful index - Organometallic Compounds; Everything from the industrial history of iron and its inorganic chemistry to the biogical role of the metal is covered in enough detail to keep the straight chemistry undergraduate intrigued and to add chemical interest to a background reading list for geologists, metallurgists and biologists alike. - New Scientist; This [book] has been waiting to be written for years ... tremendously useful to a wide range of readers and researchers. - Education in Chemistry; Chemistry of ironprovides a skillful survey...a spread of topics conveying a true impression of the chemistry, and short articles of wide disparity...the book succeeds ingiving a clear and scholarly overview of its field. - Chemistry & Industry - London; This book is a timely collection of articles covering aspects of iron...and methods of metal protection. It is effectively written and provides just the right amount of information for undergraduates...the book should find a place on library shelves and will be a significant source of reference. - Chemistry in Britain