Table of Contents 18. Trihydric Alcohols, Their Analogues and Derivatives and Their Oxidation Products: Trihydric Alcohols to Triketones (B.J. Coffin). Preparation of glycerol. Reactions of glycerol. Use of chiral synthons derived from glycerol in synthesis. Glycerides. 19. Trihydric Alcohols and Their Oxidation Products (continued) (B.J. Coffin). Dihydroxycarboxylic and trihydroxycarboxylic acids and related compounds. Dihydroxycarboxylic acids. Amino hydroxy carboxylic acids. 2-amino-2-alkenoic acids (didehydroaminocarboxylic acids). Representative amino carboxylic acids and related compounds. 20. Trihydric Alcohols and Their Oxidation Products (continued) (B.J. Coffin). Hydroxy- and amino-dicarboxylic acids. 21. Phospholipids (S.A. Bowles). General references. Synthesis of phospholipids. Phospholipid analogues. Platelet-activating factor (PAF). Phospholipase A2 inhibitors. 22. Polyhydric Alcohols and Their Oxidation Products (P.D. Jenkins). Introduction. Preparation and synthesis of alditols. Conformation, chelation and chromatography. Reactions and derivatives of the alditols. Anhydroalditols. Deoxyalditols. Aminoalditols. Deoxynitroalditols. Sulphur containing derivatives. 23a. Monosaccharides: Synthesis, Chemistry Structure and Physical Properties (D.K. Weerasinghe). Introduction. Synthesis of monosaccharides. Amino monosaccharides. Monosaccharides having a phosphorus atom in the ring. Cyano monosaccharides. Halides of monosaccharides. Thio and thia monosaccharides. Carbocyclic analogues of monosaccharides. Chemistry of monosaccharides. Structure and physical properties of monosaccharides. 23b. Monosaccharides: Use in Synthesis as ChiralTemplates (K.J. Hale). Introduction. Asymmetric reduction. Enantioselective alkylation reactions. Monosaccharides as chiral auxiliaries for cycloaddition reactions. Asymmetric carbenoid additions with monosaccharide bearing copper catalysts. 23c. Monosaccharides: Use in the Asymmetric Synthesis of Natural Products (H.J. Hale). Introduction. Use of monosaccharides for the assembly of natural products with carbocyclic ring systems. Use of monosaccharides for the assembly of molecules with heterocyclic rings. Use of monosaccharides in the total synthesis of naturally-occurring macrolides. 24. Disaccharides and Oligosaccharides (R. Darcy, K. McCarthy). Introduction. Di- and oligosaccharides. Disaccharides and related compounds. Trisaccharides and related compounds. Tetrasaccharides and higher oligosaccharides. Sulphur-containing oligosaccharides. 25. Tetrahydric Alcohols, Their Analogues, Derivatives and Oxidation Products (R.A. Hill). Tetrahydric alcohols. Trihydroxyaldehydes and trihydroxyketones. Dihydroxydiones and their derivatives. Trihydroxycarbocylic acids. Dihydroxyalkanedicarboxylic acids. Dioxodicarboxylic acids. Tetracarboxylic acids. Guide to Index. Index.