Designed as a benchtop tool, the series includes detailed and reliable experimental procedures for the preparation of common but imp ortant starting compounds, organized according to the periodic table. Properties of the compounds and additional references are also provided. In most cases, no strict borderline has been drawn between inorganic and organometallic compounds. Instead, the material is conveniently presented so that for every group of elements, the various aspects of the chemistry are combined. Several hundred in ternational specialists with established expertise in their respective fields have contributed, resulting in proven and reliable pre parations. In view of the enormous growth of organometallic chemistry, Synthetic Methods of Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry p rovides you with a balanced compilation of carefully selected and representative examples for all classes of compounds. // The conte nt of this e-book was originally published in 1996.