This book is a single volume treatment of the descriptive inorganic and coordination chemistry of silver, gold and the six platinum metals – together with the organometallic chemistry of sigma-bonded compounds in normal oxidation states. It provides information on `essential' binary compounds and complexes of these elements, such as oxides, halides, aqua complexes, amines and tertiary phosphine complexes, highlighting key areas of study. The reference list, containing over 1600 entries, is intended to give key references (particularly to structures), both to the recent literature and to relevant older work. Literature coverage extends to Spring 1996. A concentrated source of information for chemists at graduate and research level, this volume is also suitable as a teaching resource for advanced undergraduates.