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Advances in Cycloaddition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780762303465, 9780080546384

Advances in Cycloaddition, Volume 5

1st Edition

Editor: M. Harmata
eBook ISBN: 9780080546384
Imprint: JAI Press
Published Date: 1st March 1999
Page Count: 171
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Table of Contents

List of Contributers. Preface. The synthesis of seven-membered rings: general strategies and the design and development of a new class of cycloaddition reactions (P.A. Wender, J.A. Love). Recent advances in dies -alder cycloadditions of 2-pyrones (B.T. Woodward, G.H. Posner). The inter- and intramolecular [4+4] photocycloaddition of 2-pyridones and its application to natural product synthesis (S. McN. Sieburth). [3+4] annulations between Rhodium-stabilized vinylcarenoids and dienes (H.M.L. Davies). Index.


The development and application of cycloaddition methodology continues to be at the forefront of research in synthetic organic chemistry. This volume begins with a review of methods available for the synthesis of seven-membered rings and is followed with work on metal-catalyzed cycloadditions. There is then an update on the cycloaddition chemistry of 2-pyrone, and then a unique application of photocycloaddition is detailed. The final chapter is a discussion of the latest explorations of the reaction of rhodium-stabilized vinyl carbenoids with dienes.


For those with an interest in cycloaddition methodology and its impact on the ongoing research into synthetic organic chemistry.


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About the Editor

M. Harmata

M. Harmata

Professor Michael Harmata graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago with honors and highest distinction in chemistry.

In 1980, he began graduate studies in chemistry at the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana where he was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship. He worked with Professor Scott E. Denmark on the invention of the carbanion-accelerated Claisen rearrangement. In his second year of study, he was awarded an Eastman Kodak Research Fellowship.

Upon graduation in 1985, he was awarded an NIH postdoctoral fellowship which he used to study with Professor Paul A. Wender at Stanford University, where he worked on the synthesis of the neocarzinostatin chromophore.

In 1986, Prof. Harmata began his independent career at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He became an Associate Professor in 1992 and a full professor in 1998. In 2000, he was named the Norman Rabjohn Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in recognition of his achievements in research and teaching. In 1998, he received a research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and stayed for a year at the University of Göttingen where he was affiliated with the groups of Professors Reinhard Brückner and Lutz. F. Tietze. In 2000, he served as chair of the Gordon conference on Organic Reactions and Processes. In 2010, he was named the first Justus Liebig Professor of Chemistry at the Justus Liebig Üniversität in Giessen, Germany. In 2011, he was a JSPS fellow. He has been a visiting professor in Giessen and Strasbourg and has delivered over 180 invited lectures in the United States and Europe. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry, and the Alexander von Humboldt Association of America.

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University of Missouri, MO, USA