The complexation and supramolecular chemistry of anionic species continues to attract a significant amount of attention and research focus.
Bowman-James, Bianchi, and Garcìa-España have recently published the new book Anion Coordination Chemistry. It contains a collection of chapters from research groups working in this area and follows the authors’ previous volume Supramolecular Chemistry of Anions published in 1997.
Philip Gale, University of Southampton, UK, writes in his book review that the field has grown significantly since 1997 and the new book covers many of the more exciting recent developments in the area. The book starts with an overview of the historical development of the area which is valuable to those new to the area of anion complexation.
Gale concludes that the book provides a mixture of chapters that give a comprehensive look at a particular area and chapters that focus on the work coming from the chapter authors’ laboratories. As a result some important work is not covered. However as a whole the book does provide a fresh perspective on the anion complexation, is timely and is highly recommended.
2011. 560 pp., hardcover,