This book covers a wide range of reactions which are important in the asymmetric synthesis of organic compounds. Each chapter is self-contained, covers a single reaction type, and concludes with references to the original literature for the examples. Topics include principles of asymmetric additions to carbonyls, enolate alkylation, aldol reactions, additions to C-C double bonds, reduction and oxidation, rearrangements, and hydrolysis/ esterification reactions. The numerous examples and references to the literature will be of use to organic chemists interested in asymmetric synthesis, while the clear and self-contained approach makes the book a valuable resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in organic chemistry.
`All the topics are treated clearly and systematically. The book covers the core aspects of modern asymmetric synthesis and can therefore be emphatically recommended for students and other newcomers to the subject, especially in view of its affordable price.' A. Stephen K. Hashmi, Institut für Organiusche Chemie der Universität Frankfurt am Main, Angew.Chem.Int.Ed.Engl. 1996, 35, No. 22 `Principles of Assymetric Synthesis by Robert Gawley and Jeffrey Aubé discusses key physical concepts and analytical methods and provides a useful glossary of terms, in addition to describing important types of reaction.' Peter Budd, University of Manchester, New Scientist, March 1997 `A valuable introductory text especially for research workers and lecturers.' Aslib Book Guide, vol.61, no.9, September 1996. `An up-to-date book in this area ... very timely. ... In my view this is an excellent book, that will be especially welcomed by those at postgraduate level and beyond. ... The standard of production is very good, with clear schemes showing structures with unambiguous stereo-chemistry, and plenty of real examples to bring the story to life. ... Gary Procter should be congratulated on assembling an excellent review of this important area.' Nigel S Simpkins, Chemistry in Britain, July 1996. `A valuable introductory text especially for research workers and lecturers.' Aslib Book Guide, vol.61, no.11, November 1996
Series: Oxford Science Publications Oxford Studies in Nuclear Physic
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 14th March 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.6 x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.36