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Transition Metal-Dinitrogen Complexes

Preparation and Reactivity

Edited by
Yoshiaki Nishibayashi

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A great progress has recently been achieved in the research area of Nitrogen Fixation, as one of the most important subjects in chemistry. Especially, the development of catalytic ammonia formation from nitrogen gas under mild reaction conditions has been repowered by several research groups. Although nitrogen fixation chemistry is one of the most notable fields of research, books provide comprehensive knowledge of the relevant fields are rather limited until now. I believe that the latest research results by researchers engaged in state‐of‐the‐art research on synthesis of transition metal–dinitrogen complexes and their reactivity in this book will give very useful information to researchers, teachers, and students who are interested in the research filed of nitrogen fixation by using transition metal–dinitrogen complexes.

I would like to thank all the contributors for their chapters in this book and their enthusiastic efforts to present recent advances of Nitrogen Fixation by using transition metal–dinitrogen complexes. I anticipate that their contributions will stimulate further study in Nitrogen Fixation. I would like also to offer my warm thanks to the Wiley‐VCH team for their continuous support. Finally, I deeply appreciate staffs and students in my research group for their valuable assistances.

May 2018

Yoshiaki Nishibayashi

The University of Tokyo

School of Engineering

Tokyo, Japan

About the Editor

Yoshiaki Nishibayashi is a full professor at the University of Tokyo, since 2016. He received his PhD in 1995 from Kyoto University under the supervision of Professor Sakae Uemura. He became an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo in 1995 and moved to Kyoto University in 2000. In 2005, he became an associate professor at the University of Tokyo as PI. Since 2016, he has been a full professor at the University of Tokyo. He received the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Distinguished Young Chemists in 2001, the Minister Award for Distinguished Young Scientists Japan in 2005, the JSPS Prize in 2012, the Green & Sustainable Chemistry Honorable Award in 2012, the Nissan Chemical Industries Award for Novel Reaction & Method from the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan in 2016, the Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry Award for Creative Work in 2017, the Inoue Prize for Science in 2018, and the Prizes for Science and Technology (Research Category) in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in 2018. His current research interests are focused on organic and organometallic chemistry. He is the author of more than 200 publications and review articles.