Boron Science: New Technologies and Applications

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Summary

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
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-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
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Editor Bio(s)

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.