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- DescriptionIntended for chemists who are not necessarily experts on theory, but have some background in quantum chemistry, The Chemist's Guide to Valence Bond Theory is designed to teach chemists how to use VB theory to think concisely and rigorously and how to use VB computations.
- Author BiographySason S. Shaik, PhD, is a Professor and the Director of the Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has been a Fulbright Fellow (1974-1979) and became a Fellow of the AAAS in 2005. Among his awards are the Israel Chemical Society Medal for the Outstanding Young Chemist (1987), the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Award in 1996-1999, the 2001 Kolthoff Award, the 2001 Israel Chemical Society Prize, and the 2007 Schrodinger Medal of WATOC. His research interests are in the use of quantum chemistry to develop paradigms that can pattern data and lead to the generation and solution of new problems. From 1981-1992, the main focus of his research was on valence bond theory and its relationship to MO theory, and during that time, he developed a general model of reactivity based on a blend of VB and MO elements. In 1994, he entered the field of oxidation and bond activation by metal oxo catalysts and enzymes, an area where he has contributed several seminal ideas (e.g., two-state reactivity) that led to resolution of major controversies and new predictions. Philippe C. Hiberty is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and a member of the Theoretical Chemistry Group in the Laboratoire de Chimie Physique at the?University of Paris-Sud. He taught quantum chemistry for years at the Ecole Polytechique in Palaiseau. He received the Grand Prix Philippe A. Guye from the French Academy of Sciences in 2002. Under the supervision of Professor Lionel Salem, he devoted his PhD to building a bridge between MO and VB theories by devising a method for mapping MO wave functions to VB ones. In collaboration with Professor Sason Shaik, he applied VB theory to fundamental concepts of organic chemistry such as aromaticity, hypervalence, odd-electron bonds, prediction of reaction barriers from properties of reactants and products, and so on. He is the originator of the Breathing-Orbital Valence Bond method, which is aimed at combining the lucidity of compact VB wave functions with a good accuracy of the energetics.
- Author(s)Philippe C. Hiberty,Sason S. Shaik
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication21/12/2007
- Place of PublicationHoboken
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight610 g
- Width159 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine20 mm
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