Stimulating Concepts in Chemistry

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Fritz Vögtle, J. Fraser Stoddart, Masakatsu Shibasaki
Wiley, 2000 - Science - 396 pages
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Fresh ideas have always been a necessary ingredient for progress in chemistry. Without a continuous supply of stimulating ideas from creative researchers, there would be no new insights into the subject. But what are some of the ideas that pervade modern chemistry? The answer to this question is to be found in "Stimulating Concepts in Chemistry". In a collection of 24 essays, a group of leading researchers provides an overview of the most recent developments in their fields.

Readers can find out about modern concepts in chemistry such as self-assembly, nanochemistry, and molecular machines. Moreover, many spectacular advances have been achieved from the fusion of chemistry with life and materials science - a development which is illustrated by contributions on enzyme mimics, molecular wires, and chemical sensors. Further, the essayists write about new nanomaterials, efficient methods in synthesis, and big biomolecules - indeed, many of the topics that have dominated some of the recent discussions in chemistry.

This outstanding text makes use of a special layout to reflect the editors' aim of presenting concepts in the form of essays. Thus, the book is not merely another source of knowledge but is intended to stimulate readers to develop their own ideas and concepts.

This format should help to make the book interesting to a wide range of scientists. Students of chemistry will benefit from the different style of presentation of their subject, while researchers in industry and academia will welcome the exciting way in which some of the most challenging concepts in modern chemistry are presented.

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About the author (2000)

Univ. of Bonn, Germany.

Born in 1947, Masakatsu Shibasaki gained his PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1974. Since 1991 he is professor at the University of Tokyo. Masakatsu Shibasaki has received many awards such as the Fluka Prize (Reagent of the Year), the Elsevier Award for Inventiveness in Organic Chemistry, the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award, the ACS Award (Arthur C. Cope Senior Scholar Award), and the National Prize of Purple Ribbon.
Professor Shibasaki's research interests include asymmetric catalysis, including asymmetric Heck reactions and reactions promoted by asymmetric bifunctional complexes, as well as the medicinal chemistry of biologically significant compounds.

Yoshinori Yamamoto was born in Kobe, Japan, and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Osaka University. In 1986 he moved to Tohoku University to take up his present position, Professor of Chemistry. He was awarded the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists (1976), the Chemical Society of Japan Award (1996), and the Humboldt Research Award (2002). He is the Regional Editor of Tetrahedron Letters and Volume Editor of Science of Synthesis, and he was the President of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (2000-2001). He has a wide range of research interests in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry. His recent work focused on the use of transition-metal complexes and Lewis acids as catalytic reagents in organic synthesis and synthesis of complex natural products.

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