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From the Back Cover
he chemistry of superacids deals with acid systems strongerthan conventional strong mineral Bronsted acids such as sulfuricacid and Lewis acids such as aluminum trichloride. The firstedition of Superacid Chemistry
, published in 1985, quicklybecame the definitive work in the field. Since that time, however,the field has grown exponentially, with the development of newsuperacid systems and innovative superacid applications. ThisSecond Edition
of Superacid Chemistry
has beenpublished to bring the acclaimed book fully up to date with allthese new developments.
Superacid Chemistry features a team of pioneering authorsin the field headed by George Olah, the 1994 Nobel Laureate inChemistry. The book covers:
- General aspects of superacid chemistry, including types ofsuperacids and experimental techniques for aciditymeasurements
- Superacid systems, including primary, binary, ternary, andsolid superacids
- Carbocations in superacids, including methods of generatingcarbocations in superacids and methods and techniques in the studyof carbocations
- Heterocations in superacids, including onium ions, enium ions,homo-,and heteropolyatomic cations, and cations of group 6-12elements
- Superacid catalyzed reactions, including conversion ofsaturated hydrocarbons and alkylation of aromatic hydrocarbons
Extensive references are provided throughout the book to guidereaders to the primary literature for further in-depthinvestigations. In short, this Second Edition meets thegrowing need for current information on superacid chemistry amongresearchers in inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry in orderto support and advance their research.