Provides synthetic chemists with a method for rapid retrieval of information from the literature, listing material by reaction type rather than by author name or publication date. Each updated volume will present the latest synthetic methods for preparation of monofunctional and difunctional compounds. The organization is logical and easy to follow; sections are arranged according to the possible interconversions between the major functional groups. Enables synthetic chemists to keep abreast of recent developments and retrieve a specific piece of information quickly and easily.
A reference that provides organic chemists with selective access to several thousand recipes of functional group transformations and carbon-carbon bond forming reactions. It also offers the opportunity to browse the recent literature for new reactions and transformations of interest. With 1,200 more entries than its predecessor, Volume 8 covers the literature from 1990 through 1992. It presents some 1,400 examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional compounds and some 1,640 examples of reactions that prepare difunctional compounds with various functional groups. It also features 60 more reviews than Volume 7. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From The Critics
The new volume of this series proceeds in the same manner as its predecessors, presenting about 1,750 examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional and difunctional compounds. Covering the literature from 1996 to 1998, reactions are presented in order of year cited, but an effort has been made to present similar reactions together. Compounds covered include alkynes, acid derivatives, anhydrides, alcohols, aldehydes, alkyls, methylenes, aryls, amides, amines, esters, ethers, epoxides, thioethers, halides, sulfonates, hydrides, ketones, nitriles, alkenes, and oxides. Also included is an index allowing one to find examples by the name of the original author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"Excellent ... .Volume 12 continues the high standard of previous volumes; no library should be without them." (Organic Process Research & Development Journal, 2010)
MICHAEL B. SMITH is Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, at Storrs. His research interests focus on developing asymmetric reactions based on manipulating chiral, nonracemic lactams. This work is applied to the development of new synthetic methods and the synthesis of polycyclic alkaloids with antitumor or antiviral activity. He was responsible for developing a new reagent for determining the enantiomeric composition of alcohols and amines bearing a chiral center. Dr. Smith received his doctorate in organic chemistry from Purdue and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Virginia Tech.
Preparation of Acetylenes.
Preparation of Carboxylic Acids, Acid Halides, and Anhydrides.
Preparation of Alcohols, Phenols, and Thiols.
Preparation of Aldehydes.
Preparation of Alkyls, Methylenes, and Aryls.
Preparation of Amides.
Preparation of Amines.
Preparation of Esters.
Preparation of Ethers, Epoxides, and Thioethers.
Preparation of Halides and Sulfonates.
Preparation of Hydrides.
Preparation of Ketones.
Preparation of Nitriles.
Preparation of Oxides.
Preparation of Difunctional Compounds.