About the book
Magnesium marks its presence as the sixth most abundant element in earth's crust, the third most abundant element in seawater, and the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body. Its unique role in photosynthesis ensuring a sustainable planet is obvious. Adding to this, its considerably less density (compared to aluminum) has been advantageously utilized by construction and aviation industries. The unique role of alkyl magnesium halides in the chemical industry is also an exemplar. With changing societal needs and lifestyles, the focus of research in magnesium chemistry has turned towards exploring its use in energy storage batteries as magnesium ion batteries (substitute for lithium-ion batteries) for powering e-vehicles, electronic devices, etc. Research is also focused on modifying Mg-alloys to be bio-compatible so that they can be effectively used in biomedical applications (dentistry, orthopedic, or cardiovascular fields), using novel Mg-based catalysts in asymmetric syntheses, as well as the therapeutic role of Mg in treating conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, bronchial asthma, preeclampsia, migraine, cardiovascular diseases, etc. Focusing on the new trends in the field of magnesium chemistry, the book intends to provide a broad overview of contemporary advances with futuristic perspectives.