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Boron Science

New Technologies and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Narayan S. Hosmane

CRC Press

878 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 853 B/W Illus.

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Boron has made a significant impact in our lives through its quiet use in fertilizers, fungicides, soaps, detergents, and heat-resistant glassware. Boron Science: New Technologies and Applications addresses the applications of boron in chemistry, industry, medicine, and pharmacology by explaining its role in problems such as catalysis and hydroboration as well as its use in superconductors, materials, magnetic/nonmagnetic nanoparticles, and medical applications including cancer therapy.

Illustrating the practical versatility of boron, the 29 chapters are divided into seven major sections:

  • Boron for Living: Medicine
  • Boron for Living: Health and Nutrition
  • Boron for Living: Radioisotope
  • Boron for Living: Boron Neutron Capture Therapy
  • Boron for Electronics: Optoelectronics
  • Boron for Energy: Energy Storage, Space, and Other Applications
  • Boron for Chemistry and Catalysis: Catalysis and Organic Transformations

More than just an updated compilation of progress in the applied science of boron, this book is a tribute to the legions of workers who have spent years conducting groundbreaking studies. The book celebrates these scientists and their protégés, who together transformed boron science into the exciting and growing area it is today.

Table of Contents

Boron for Living: Medicine

New Opportunities in Boron Chemistry for Medical Applications

Zbigniew J. Lesnikowski

Bioconjugates of Carbaboranyl Phosphonates

Sven Stadlbauer and Evamarie Hey-Hawkins

Medicinal Application of Carboranes: Inhibition of HIV Protease

Pavlina Rezacova, Petr Cigler, Pavel Matejicek, Martin Lepšik, Jana Pokorna, Bohumir Gruner, and Jan Konvalinka

Boron for Living: Health and Nutrition

The Role of Boron in Human Nutrition and Metabolism

Samir Samman, Meika Foster, and Duncan Hunter

Boron for Living: Radioisotope

Isotope Incorporation Using Organoboranes

George W. Kabalka

Boron Cluster (Radio) Halogenation in Biomedical Research

Hitesh K. Agarwal, Sherifa Hasabelnaby, Rohit Tiwari, and Werner Tjarks

Boron for Living: Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Recent Developments in the Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Driven by Nanotechnology

Zhu Yinghuai, John A. Maguire, and Narayan S. Hosmane

Liposomal Boron Delivery System for Neutron Capture Therapy of Cancer

Hiroyuki Nakamura

Polyhedral Boron Compounds for BNCT

Vladimir I. Bregadze and Igor B. Sivaev

Boron Tumor-Delivery for BNCT: Recent Developments and Perspectives

Martha Sibrian-Vazquez and Maria da Graca H. Vicente

Future Applications of Boron and Gadolinium Neutron Capture Therapy

Masao Takagaki, Takanobu Tomaru, John A. Maguire, and Narayan S. Hosmane

Design and Development of Polyhedral Borane Anions for Liposomal Delivery

Debra A. Feakes

Boron for Electronics: Optoelectronics

Boron Derivatives for Application in Nonlinear Optics

Andrea Voge and Detlef Gabel

closo-Boranes as Structural Elements for Liquid Crystals

Piotr Kaszynski

Photoluminescence from Boron-Based Polyhedral Clusters

Paul A. Jelliss

Boron for Energy: Energy Storage, Space and Other Applications

Boron Chemistry for Hydrogen Storage

David M. Schubert

Oilfield Technology and Applications Involving Borates

Michael J. Greenhill-Hooper

Inhibition of Molten Aluminum Oxidation with Boron

Amitabha Mitra and David A. Atwood

Recent Progress in Extraction Agents Based on Cobalt Bis(Dicarbollides) for Partitioning of Radionuclides from High-Level Nuclear Waste

B. Gruner, J. Rais, P. Selucky, and M. Lucanikova

Boron-Based Nanomaterials: Technologies and Applications

Amartya Chakrabarti, Lauren M. Kuta, Kate J. Krise, John A. Maguire,and Narayan S. Hosmane

Boron for Chemistry and Catalysis: Catalysis and Organic Transformations

Constrained-Geometry Titanacarborane Monoamides: From Synthesis and Reactivity to Catalytic Applications

Hao Shen and Zuowei Xie

Phosphorus-Substituted Carbaboranes in Catalysis

Sebastian Bauer and Evamarie Hey-Hawkins

Organic Synthesis Using Boron and Organoboron Halides

Min-Liang Yao and George W. Kabalka

Cyclic Oxonium Derivatives as an Efficient Synthetic Tool for the Modification of Polyhedral Boron Hydrides

Igor B. Sivaev and Vladimir I. Bregadze

Asymmetric Allylation of Carbonyl Compounds via Organoboranes

Subash Jonnalagadda, J. Sravan Kumar, Anthony Cirri,and Venkatram R. Mereddy

Carborane Clusters: Versatile Synthetic Building Blocks for Dendritic, Nanostructured and Polymeric Materials

Barada Prasanna Dash, Rashmirekha Satapathy, John A. Maguire, and Narayan S. Hosmane

Large Molecules Containing Icosahedral Boron Clusters Designed for Potential Applications

Rosario Nunez, Francesc Teixidor, and Clara Vinas

Synthetic Applications of Suzuki–Miyaura Cross Coupling Reaction

Subash C. Jonnalagadda, Michael A. Corsello, Brandon R. Hetzell, and Venkatram R. Mereddy

Boron in Weakly Coordinating Anions and Ionic Liquids

Andrea Voge and Detlef Gabel


About the Editor

Narayan S. Hosmane was born in Gokarn, near Goa in Southern India, and is a B.S. and MS graduate of Karnatak University, India. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 1974 from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, under the supervision of Professor Evelyn Ebsworth. After a brief postdoctoral research training in Professor Frank Glockling's laboratory at the Queen's University of Belfast (1974-75), he joined the Lambeg Research Institute in Northern Ireland, and then moved to USA in 1976 to conduct research in synthetic Boron Chemistry. After a brief postdoctoral work with W. E. Hill & F. A. Johnson at Auburn University and then with Russell Grimes at the University of Virginia, in 1979 he joined the faculty at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). In 1982 he joined the faculty at Southern Methodist University, where he became Professor of Chemistry in 1989. In 1998 he moved to Northern Illinois University as a Presidential Research Professor and is currently a Distinguished Research and Board of Trustees Professor.

Dr. Hosmane is widely acknowledged to have an international reputation as "one of the world leaders in an interesting, important, and very active area of boron chemistry that is related to Cancer Research" and as "one of the most influential boron chemists practicing today." Hosmane has received numerous international awards that include but are not limited to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Senior U.S. Scientist Research Prize twice (2001 & 2007); the Boron in the USA Award for Distinguished Achievements in Boron Science (1996); the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Distinguished Chair of Chemistry at the University of Hyderabad, India (2003); and the Gauss Professorship of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences in Germany (2005). He has published over 270 papers in leading scientific journals.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Inorganic