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The extensive recent developments in gold chemistry make it necessary to publish a new monograph on the subject. This book provides a complete overview of the current knowledge of gold from mineral deposits to technical applications and at the same time emphasizes the development in organometallic chemistry of gold and its application to synthesis and to medicine.
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Covers the history of gold, from the work of early prospectors to the use of gold in dentistry, and presents a complete overview of the current knowledge of gold technology, from mineral deposits to technical applications, emphasizing developments in coordination, organometallic and cluster chemistry of gold, and its applications in synthesis. Chapters are arranged in sections on the history and progress of gold, and gold biochemistry and chemistry. Coverage includes gold metal and gold alloys in jewelry, gold metal and gold alloys in electronics and thin film technology, molecular compounds of gold with main group and transition metals, gold chalcogen chemistry, and spectroscopic methods in gold chemistry.