Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128047705, 9780128051436

Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Volume 117

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Eric Scriven Christopher Ramsden
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128047705
eBook ISBN: 9780128051436
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd November 2015
Page Count: 404
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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter One. Oxindoles
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Basic Properties of Oxindoles
    • 3. Synthesis of Oxindoles
    • 4. Electrophilic Substitution of Oxindoles
    • 5. 3-Hydroxyoxindoles and 3-Aminooxindoles
    • 6. 1-Hydroxy- and 1-Aminooxindoles
    • 7. Spirooxindoles
    • 8. Ring Expansion of Oxindoles
    • 9. 3,3-Coupled Oxindole Derivatives
  • Chapter Two. Heterocyclic Phosphines with P-C-X Fragments (X = O, N, P)
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Five-Membered Heterocycles
    • 3. Six-Membered Heterocycles
    • 4. Seven-Membered Heterocycles
    • 5. Eight-Membered Heterocycles
    • 6. Bi- and Tricyclic Heterocycles
    • 7. Macrocycles with P-C-N Fragments
  • Chapter Three. Photochromic and Thermochromic Heterocycles
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Donor−Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts
    • 3. Bridged Imidazole Dimers
    • 4. Chromene-Based Systems
    • 5. Miscellaneous Classes
    • 6. Closing Remarks
  • Chapter Four. Heterocycles with a Stereogenic Phosphorus or Sulfur Atom Derived from Aminoalcohols or Aminonaphthols
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Heterocycles with a Stereogenic Phosphorus Atom
    • 3. Heterocycles with a Stereogenic Sulfur Atom
  • Chapter Five. Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Benzo[b]furans
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Synthesis of Benzo[b]furans
  • Index


Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry is the definitive series in the field—one of great importance to organic chemists, polymer chemists, and many biological scientists. Because biology and organic chemistry increasingly intersect, the associated nomenclature also is being used more frequently in explanations. Written by established authorities in the field from around the world, this comprehensive review combines descriptive synthetic chemistry and mechanistic insight to yield an understanding of how chemistry drives the preparation and useful properties of heterocyclic compounds.

Key Features

  • Considered the definitive serial in the field of heterocyclic chemistry
  • Serves as the go-to reference for organic chemists, polymer chemists, and many biological scientists
  • Provides the latest comprehensive reviews written by established authorities in the field
  • Combines descriptive synthetic chemistry and mechanistic insight to enhance understanding of how chemistry drives the preparation and useful properties of heterocyclic compounds


Graduate students and research workers in academic and industrial laboratories, organic chemists, polymer chemists and biological scientists


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About the Serial Editors

Eric Scriven Serial Editor

Eric Scriven was educated in the UK and appointed lecturer in organic chemistry at the University of Salford in 1971. He joined Reilly Industries in 1979, and was Head of Research & Development 1991-2003. He is now Publishing Editor of Arkivoc and is based at the Department of Chemistry, University of Florida in Gainesville. His research interests are in heterocyclic chemistry, especially pyridines. He has over 100 publications and patents in heterocyclic chemistry. He has also published and consulted in the field of technology management. He was a founding editor (with Hans Suschitzky) of Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry now in its 25th year. He has collaborated with Alan Katritzky and others as an Editor-in-Chief of Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry 2nd and 3rd editions. He has edited two other works, Azides and Nitrenes (1984), and Pyridines (2013).

Affiliations and Expertise

Portland, Oregon, USA

Christopher Ramsden Serial Editor

Chris Ramsden was born in Manchester, UK in 1946. He is a graduate of Sheffield University and received his PhD in 1970 for a thesis entitled ‘Meso-ionic Compounds’ (W. D. Ollis) and a DSc in 1990. Subsequently he was a Robert A. Welch Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas (with M. J. S. Dewar)(1971-3), working on the development and application of semi-empirical MO methods, and an ICI Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of East Anglia (with A. R. Katritzky)(1973-6), working on the synthesis of novel heterocycles. In 1976 he moved to the pharmaceutical industry and was Head of Medicinal Chemistry (1986-1992) at Rhone-Poulenc, London. He moved to Keele University as Professor of Organic Chemistry in 1992, where he is now Emeritus Professor. His research interests include the structure and preparation of novel heterocycles, three-centre bonding in the context of the chemistry of betaines and hypervalent species, and the properties of the enzyme tyrosinase and related ortho-quinone chemistry. He was an Editor-in-Chief of ‘Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry III’ and a co-author of ‘The Handbook of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 3rd Edn, 2010.

Affiliations and Expertise

Keele University, Staffordshire, UK