Understanding the concepts of stereochemistry, prochirality, and topicity is crucial for chemists in all fields. Shinsaku Fujita presents chemical group theory differently from conventional textbooks. The author's approach emphasizes conjugate subgroups to solve discrete stereochemical problems. He introduces several new concepts, integrating point-group and permutation-group representations, and treats stereochemistry much more comprehensively. This advanced textbook on organic stereochemistry, symmetry, chirality, combinatorial enumeration, graph theory and group theory is intended for graduate students and researchers in organic chemistry, theoretical chemistry and applied mathematics.
Contents: Symmetry and Point Groups.- Permutation Groups.- Axioms and Theorems of Group Theory.- Coset Representations and Orbits.- Systematic Classification of Molecular Symmetries.- Local Symmetries and Forbidden Coset Representations.- Chirality Fittingness of an Orbit.- Subduction of Coset Representations.- Prochirality.- Desymmetrization of Para-Achiral Compounds.- Topicity and Stereogenicity.- Counting Orbits.- Obligatory Minimum Valencies.- Compounds with Achiral Ligands Only.- New Cycle Index.- Cage-Shaped Molecules with High Symmetry.- Elementary Superposition.- Compounds with Achiral and Chiral Ligands.- Compounds with Rotatable Ligands.- Promolecules.- Appendices: Mark Tables, Inverses of Mark Tables, Subduction Tables, Tables of USCIs and USCI-CFs.- Index.
Number Of Pages: 368
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.54