Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds: A Review
In this article, I will review the book Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds by Kazuo Nakamoto, which is a classic reference in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. The book covers the theory and applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy for the identification and characterization of inorganic and coordination compounds. The book is divided into two parts: Part A deals with the theory and applications in inorganic chemistry, while Part B focuses on the applications in coordination, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistry.
Part A of the book starts with an introduction to the basic principles of molecular vibrations, selection rules, and normal modes. It then discusses the factors that affect the vibrational frequencies and intensities of different types of bonds, such as metal-ligand bonds, hydrogen bonds, ionic bonds, and covalent bonds. The book also covers the effects of symmetry, temperature, pressure, solvents, isotopes, and external fields on the infrared and Raman spectra. The book provides many examples of spectra and assignments for various classes of inorganic compounds, such as oxides, halides, sulfides, nitrides, carbides, borides, silicates, phosphates, sulfates, nitrates, carbonates, hydroxides, acids, bases, salts, complexes, clusters, cages, chains, rings, polymers, and solids. The book also introduces some advanced techniques and applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy in inorganic chemistry, such as resonance Raman spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), attenuated total reflectance (ATR) spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS), infrared emission spectroscopy (IES), Raman optical activity (ROA), vibrational circular dichroism (VCD), and two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy (2D-COS).
Part B of the book covers the applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy in coordination chemistry. It begins with a review of the coordination theory and the classification of coordination compounds based on their structure and bonding. It then discusses the vibrational spectra and assignments for various types of coordination compounds with different geometries (tetrahedral, square planar, octahedral, trigonal bipyramidal etc.), ligands (monodentate,
bidentate etc.), metal ions (transition metals etc.), oxidation states (low-spin vs high-spin etc.), electronic configurations (d-d transitions etc.), and magnetic properties (paramagnetic vs diamagnetic etc.). The book also covers some special topics in coordination chemistry such as metal carbonyls,
metal-organic frameworks (MOFs),
and bioinorganic complexes. The book provides many examples of spectra and assignments for various coordination compounds with different functions and applications such as catalysis,
The book is well-written and well-organized. It is suitable for both beginners and experts in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. It provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy for inorganic and coordination compounds. It also includes many references for further reading and research. The book is available for download from this link[^1^]. 29c81ba772