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.