Ruthenium: Synthesis, Physicochemical Properties and Applications

Gary P. Keeler (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000



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Ruthenium is exceedingly rare, as it is only the 74th most abundant metal on Earth. The element is generally found in ores with the other platinum group metals in the Ural Mountains and in North and South America. Ruthenium containing-complexes are well suited for biological application owning to the unique properties of ruthenium.

For example, ruthenium complexes have been utilized as cellular imaging tools, radiopharmaceutical imaging tools, and as replacements to platinum-based drugs in fighting several diseases such as cancer, malaria, Leishmania major, and Trypanosoma cruzi, to name a few. This book discusses the synthesis of ruthenium as well as the physicochemical properties and applications. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Solving Some of the World's Problems with Ruthenium Complexes: Their Role in Imaging and Biomedical Applications (pp. 1-60)
Jimmie L. Bullock, Michael J. Celestine and Alvin A. Holder (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA)

Chapter 2 - Solving Some of the World's Problems with Ruthenium Complexes: Their Use in Solar Energy Capture and Production of Hydrogen (pp. 61-90)
Michael J. Celestine, Jimmie L. Bullock and Alvin A. Holder (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA)

Chapter 3 - Advances in the Use of Ruthenium Complexes for Medicinal Applications (pp. 91-104)
Sarah Weisner and Shawn Swavey (University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Chapter 4 - “RuCp” a Versatile Moiety: From NLO to Antitumor Properties (pp. 105-164)
Tiago J. L. Silva, Paulo J. Mendes, Tânia S. Morais, Andreia Valente, M. Paula Robalo and M. Helena Garcia (Centro de Ciências Moleculares e Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 5 - Ruthenium-Catalyzed Isomerization of Allylic and Propargylic Alcohols in Non-Conventional Solvents (pp. 165-206)
Noel Nebra, and Joaquín García-Álvarez (ICIQ (Institut Català d'Investigació Química), Tarragona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6 - Voltammetric and Spectroscopic Methods for the Ruthenium Determination in the Environment at Ultra-Trace Concentration Level: Critical Comparison and Application to Airborne Particulate Matter, Vegetables, Superficial Waters, Mussels, Clams and Soils (pp. 207-234)
Clinio Locatelli and Dora Melucci (Department of Chemistry «G. Ciamician», University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, and others)

Chapter 7 - Design and Mechanistic Insight into Molecular Ruthenium-Based Water Oxidation Catalysts (pp. 235-268)
Markus D. Kärkäs and Björn Åkermark (Department of Organic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden)
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Chapter 8 - Ruthenium Compounds with Schiff Bases: Design and Promising Applications of Salicylideneimine Complexes (pp. 269-284)
Emira Kahrović (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Chapter 9 - Polymeric Ruthenium Compounds: Synthesis and Employment As Synthons (pp. 285-320)
Frederick P. Malan, Eric Singleton and Reinout Meijboom (Department of Chemistry, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa)


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