"The book is rife with interesting little tidbits and anecdotes about discoveries, practical uses of complexes, and case studies. Separate stand-alone chapters on metal clusters, ferrocene: structure, bonding, and reactions, and organometallic polymers are, as far as I can tell, unique to this text and may be of interest to instructors who practice in these fields."
—David A. Vicic, Organometallics 2011, 30, 196–198
About the Author
Prof. B D Gupta is professor at the chemistry department of IIT Kanpur. After completing his MS (Hons) from Punjab University Chandigarh and Ph.D from Flinders University, Australia, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University College, London. After a one year teaching stint at Roorkee University (now IIT Roorkee), he joined IIT Kanpur where he has been teaching undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students for over 30 years. He has taught undergraduate classes for many years at various universities in the USA and Japan. His research interests are in the area of organometallic chemistry of cobalt compounds. He has published more than 90 research papers in international journals of repute.
Prof. Anil J Elias is professor at the chemistry department of IIT Delhi. He holds a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from IIT Madras and has gained further experience as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow in Germany and later at the fluorine research laboratories of the University of Idaho, USA. He has been teaching undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students at IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi for over 16 years. His research interests are in the area of organometallic and main group chemistry. He has published more than 50 research papers including review articles in reputed international journals.