Phosphorus-Carbon Heterocyclic Chemistry

The Rise of a New Domain


  • . Mathey

When Elsevier published Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry II in 1996, it became obvious that phosphorus heterocycles had developed into the fourth major strand of heterocyclic chemistry. It seemed natural to collect all the phosphorus chapters, update them and offer them as a single volume.
Phosphorus-Carbon Heterocyclic Chemistry: The Rise of a New Domain comprehensively examines the synthesis, spectroscopic properties, reactivity and catalytic applications of all phosphorus-carbon heterocycles. The most significant phosphorus heterocycles incorporating other heteroatoms, such as heterophospholes and heterophosphinines, are also covered. The introductory chapter describes the rise of this new field that has developed, over the years, into the fourth major branch of heterocyclic chemistry.
Written by several founders of the field, Phosphorus-Carbon Heterocyclic Chemistry will be the reference work within the domain for years to come and provide the basis for courses on heterocyclic chemistry and homogenous catalysis. All those interested in phosphorus heterocycles for applications in co-ordination chemistry, homogenous catalysis, molecular materials and biochemistry, will benefit from this huge volume.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2001
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-043952-5


Phosphorus-Carbon Heterocyclic Chemistry: the Rise of a New Domain. This treatise on phosphorus-carbon heterocyclic chemistry is one of the most inclusive that I have ever seen. The individual authors have done a remarkable job. Literature citations are numerous in every chapter. This book should be in every research library and on the shelf of everyone who works with phosphorus heterocycles or who thinks he or she might delve into the area. The pioneers who wrote the chapters have laid the groundwork for advances that are sure to come.
K.D. Berlin, Journal of American Society Book Reviews

Each chapter is superbly written by some of the most prominent names in the field. In view of the distinguished collection of authors and the completeness of the volume, Phosphorus- Carbon Heterocyclic Chemistry: The Rise of a New Domain is highly recommendable and can be expected to serve as a benchmark reference on the subject.
B.P. Johnson, Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany

Table of Contents

Section Headings.The Birth of a New Domain.Three Membered Rings.Phosphiranes and Phosphirenes. Diphosphiranes and Diphosphirenes.Four Membered Rings.Phosphetanes - Early Studies.Four-Membered Rings with one Phosphorus Atom.Diphosphetanes, Dihydrodiphosphetes, and Diphosphetes.Five Membered Rings.Phospholanes and Phospholenes.Phospholes: Early literature 1953-1994. Phospholes: Recent literature 1994-1999. Heterophospholes. Six Membered Rings.Phosphinanes, Dihydro-and Tetrahydro-phosphinines. Phosphinines. Six-Membered Rings with Two or more Heteroatoms with at least One Phosphorus Atom.Macro-, Poly- and Spiro-Heterocycles.Macro- and Spiro-Heterocycles. Bicyclic and Polycyclic Systems with a Ring Junction Phosphorus Atom. Compounds with Phosphorus at the Spiro Position.
Applications of Phosphorus Heterocycles in Homogeneous Catalysis.

Author Index.