Stereoselectivity in Organic Synthesis

Paperback | April 1, 1998

byGarry Procter

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This clear and concise text is concerned with the reactions used in stereoselective organic synthesis. It sets out to consider the general principles upon which such reactions are founded, especially stereoelectronic effects, and how these are applied to a wide range of stereospecific andstereoselective organic reactions used in organic synthesis today. The general topics covered include: reactions of carbonyl compounds, aldol reactions, additions to C-C double bonds, oxidation and reduction, rearrangements, and enzyme catalysed hydrolysis. Reactions whose stereoselectivity iseither substrate controlled, reagent controlled or controlled by a catalyst are covered, and where appropriate, examples of their application in organic synthesis are provided. Fully illustrated throughout, with set problems and suggestions for further reading to accompany each chapter, thisinformative text will be an invaluable study aid for all undergraduate chemistry students. Undergraduates in related subjects studying chemistry to second year level or higher will also find this book useful.

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This clear and concise text is concerned with the reactions used in stereoselective organic synthesis. It sets out to consider the general principles upon which such reactions are founded, especially stereoelectronic effects, and how these are applied to a wide range of stereospecific andstereoselective organic reactions used in organi...

Professor Garry Procter Professor of Organic Chemistry Department of Chemistry and Applied Chemistry University of Salford Salford M5 4WT Tel: 0161 295 5127 Fax: 0161 295 5111 Email: g.procter@chemistry.ac.salford.uk

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198559577

ISBN - 13:9780198559573

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Stereochemistry of reactions3. Additions to carbonyl compounds4. Reactions of enolates5. Aldol reactions6. Additions to double bonds7. Reduction8. Oxidation9. Rearrangements10. Hydrolysis and esterificationAnswers to problemsIndex