Strategies and Tactics in Organic Synthesis

Edited by

  • Michael Harmata, University of Missouri, USA

A classic in the area of organic synthesis, Strategies and Tactics in Organic Synthesis provides a forum for investigators to discuss their approach to the science and art of organic synthesis. Rather than a simple presentation of data or a secondhand analysis, we are given stories that vividly demonstrate the power of the human endeavor known as organic synthesis and the creativity and tenacity of its practitioners. Firsthand accounts of each project tell of the excitement of conception, the frustration of failure and the joy experienced when either rational thought or good fortune gives rise to the successful completion of a project. This book series shows how synthesis is really done, and we are educated, challenged and inspired by these accounts, which portray the idea that triumphs do not come without challenges. We also learn that we can meet challenges to further advance the science and art of organic synthesis, driving it forward to meet the demands of society, in discovering new reactions, creating new designs and building molecules with atom and step economies that provide solutions through function to create a better world.
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Organic chemists; academic libraries, chemical and pharmaceutical companies


Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-099362-1

Table of Contents

Foreword,   Albert Eschenmoser      
Preface,   Michael Harmata
Total Synthesis of Strychnos Alkaloids,   Rodrigo B. Andrade
Total Synthesis of Celogentin C: Development of an Unusual Indole-Imidazole Oxidative Coupling,   Steven L. Castle
A Carbonyl-Enabled Synthesis of the Guaiane Sesquiterpene Englerin A,   William J. Chain
Synthesis of the Sesquiterpenes Anislactone A and Merrilactone A,   Michael Greaney
Symmetry-Driven Total Synthesis of Merrilactone A and Resolvin E2,   Masayuki Inoue
Studies on bis - 1, 2, 4 - triazine ligands: Privileged Ligands for Separating Actinides from Lanthanides,   Frank Lewis, Laurence M. Harwood
Synthesis of (+) Hamigeran B using an Intramolecular Alkynylogous Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction,   Michel Miesch
Exploring Prins Strategies for the Synthesis of Okilactomycin,   Karl Scheidt
Taking Risks in Complex Synthesis Design,  Erik J. Sorensen
Stereoselective Addition of Halogen to Conjugated Enynes and Its Application in the Total Synthesis of (-)-Kumausallene,   Weiping Tang
Total Synthesis of Aspergillide C,   Stephen P. Waters