3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 12 July 2004
This books is ideal for the undergraduate starting to think about organometallic chemistry. It takes you clearly through the first principles such as the 18 electron rule and different types of ligands clearly and without any guff. Interlaced with the facts are occassional snipets of history just to set things in some sort of perspective. However, the book is not exhaustive, being only thin and undergraduaty but it's well worth having all the same. Of all the Oxford Chemistry Primers series I found this book and the second volume in the same series the most helpful during my degree.