As well as serving as an introduction to chirality, Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry shows how transition metal chirality has an important role in organometallic and supramolecular systems, and discusses applications in organic synthesis, materials science, and molecular recognition. The book begins with an overview of chirality, with a discussion of absolute configurations and system descriptors, physical properties of enantiomers, and principles of resolution and preparation of enantiomers. The subsequent chapters deal with the the specifics of chirality as it applies to transition metals, including examples of: chirality at metal half sandwich compounds chirality in tetrahedral alkyne complexes chiral-at-metal complexes in organic synthesis, including Gladysz, Davies and Libeskind chiral complexes homogeneous catalysis by chiral complexes chiral recognition in coordination compounds chirality in supramolecular coordination compounds the new field of chiral materials, including chiral metal conductors and chiral networks based on optically active bricks Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry is an essential introduction to this increasingly important field for students and researchers in inorganic chemistry. Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry is the latest addition to the Wiley Inorganic Chemistry Advanced Textbook series. This series reflects the pivotal role of modern inorganic and physical chemistry in a whole range of emerging areas such as materials chemistry, green chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry, as well as providing a solid grounding in established areas such as solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, main group chemistry and physical inorganic chemistry.