Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 14, 2004 - Science - 493 pages
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The fourth edition of this well-known textbook discusses the key methods used in organic synthesis, showing the value and scope of these methods and how they are used in the synthesis of complex molecules. All the text from the third edition has been revised, to produce a modern account of traditional methods and an up-to-date description of recent advancements in synthetic chemistry since the previous edition. A new chapter on the functionalisation of alkenes has been included and greater emphasis on highly stereoselective reactions and radical chemistry has been placed. Reference style has been improved to include footnotes on each page, allowing easy and rapid access to the primary literature. The book will be of significant interest to chemistry and biochemistry students at advanced undergraduate and graduate level, as well as researchers in academia and industry who wish to familiarise themselves with modern synthetic methods.
 

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Contents

Formation of carboncarbon double bonds
105
2
140
Pericyclic reactions
159
3
163
4
170
5
230
Radical and carbene chemistry
268
Functionalization of alkenes
315
6
322
7
331
Reduction
405
borohydride
443
Answers to problems
466
Index
487
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About the author (2004)

Bill Carruthers was born in 1924 in Glasgow. He won a bursary to Glasgow University, where he graduated with a first class honours degree in 1946 and a PhD in 1949. He moved to Exeter in 1956, working first for the Medical Research Council and then, from 1968, as a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, University of Exeter. He died in April 1990, just a few months before he was due to retire. ***Widow's address: Mrs J. E. Carruthers, 72 Velwell Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4LD***

Iain Coldham worked with Dr. Carruthers at the University of Exeter, where he became a Senior lecturer in the Chemistry Department. He is now currently Reader at the University of Sheffield and specialises in organic synthesis.

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