Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry

Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry

1st Edition - January 14, 2019

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  • Editors: Eric Scriven, Christopher Ramsden
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128171509
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128171493

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Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Volume 127, the latest release in this definitive series in the field highlights the areas where biology and organic chemistry increasingly intersect. This updated volume includes chapters on The Pictet-Spengler Reaction (1990-2017): A Powerful Strategy for the Synthesis of Heterocycles, Organometallic Complexes of Polyazines, Recent Developments in the Chemistry of Boron- dipyrromethene (BODIPY) Fluorescent Dyes and their Aza analogues, Reactions of 3-Pyrrolin-2-ones, Arsole, Stibole, Bismole, and fused systems , The Chemistry of Dihydrothienopyrrolones, the Application of the Baylis-Hillman Reaction in Heterocyclic Chemistry, and 5-Endo Cyclisation, amongst other topics.

Key Features

  • Presents 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 comprehensive reviews written by established authorities in the field
  • Combines descriptive synthetic chemistry and mechanistic insights to enhance our understanding on 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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Ring Formation by 5-endo-dig Cyclisation
    David W. Knight
    2. Applications of the Morita–Baylis–Hillman Reaction in the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Systems
    Perry T. Kaye
    3. The Pictet–Spengler Reaction: A Powerful Strategy for the Synthesis of Heterocycles
    Parisa Gholamzadeh
    4. The Chemistry of Thieno[c]pyrrolones, Dihydrothieno[c]pyrrolones, and Their Fused Derivatives
    Andrew D. Harper and R. Alan Aitken
    5. Organometallic Complexes of Polyazines
    Alexander P. Sadimenko and Omobola O. Okoh

Product details

  • No. of pages: 409
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: January 14, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128171509
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128171493

About the Serial Editors

Eric Scriven

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

Publishing Editor of Arkivoc, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Christopher Ramsden

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

Professor of Organic Chemistry, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK

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