Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations II

Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations II

A Comprehensive Review of the Synthetic Literature 1995 - 2003

2nd Edition - December 6, 2004

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  • Editors-in-Chief: Alan Katritzky, Richard Taylor
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080523477

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Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations II (COFGT-II) will provide the first point of entry to the literature for all scientists interested in chemical transformations. Presenting the vast subject of organic synthesis in terms of the introduction and interconversion of all known functional groups, COFGT-II provides a unique information source documenting all methods of efficiently performing a particular transformation. Organised by the functional group formed, COFGT-II consists of 144 specialist reviews, written by leading scientists who evaluate and summarise the methods available for each functional group transformation. Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit

Key Features

  • By systematically treating each functional group in turn the work also identifies what is not known, thus pointing the way to new research areas
  • Follows the systematic layout of the successful 1995 COFGT reference work, based on the arrangement and bonding of hetero-atoms around a central carbon atom
  • The work will save researchers valuable time in their research as each chapter is written by experts who have critically read and reviewed the literature and presented the best methods of forming every known functional group


For both specialist and non-specialist chemists in academic, industrial and government laboratories together with teachers at all levels

Table of Contents

  • Volume 1 Carbon with No Attached Heteroatoms

    Part I Tetracoordinated Carbon with No Attached Heteroatoms.

    Part II Tricoordinated Carbon with No Attached Heteroatoms.

    Part III Dicoordinate and Monocoordinate Carbon with No Attached Heteroatoms.

    Volume 2 Carbon with One Heteroatom Attached by a Single Bond.

    Part I Functions Linked by a Single Bond to an sp3 Carbon Atom.

    Part II Functions Linked by a Single Bond to an sp2 Carbon Atom.

    Part III Functions Linked by a Single Bond to an sp Carbon Atom.

    Volume 3 Carbon with One Heteroatom Attached by a Multiple Bond.

    Part I Tricoordinated Carbon Functions, R1R2C=Y.

    Part II Dicoordinated Carbon Functions, R1R2C=C=Y.

    Part III Dicoordinated Carbon Functions, R-C≡Z.

    Part IV Monocoordinated Carbon Functions.

    Volume 4 Carbon with Two Heteroatoms, Each Attached by a Single Bond.

    Part I Tetracoordinated Carbon Functions Bearing Two Heteroatoms, R1R2CX1X2.

    Part II Tricoordinated Carbon Functions Bearing Two Heteroatoms, R1R2C=CX1X2.

    Part III Tri-and Dicoordinated Ions, Radicals and Carbenes Bearing Two Heteroatoms.

    Volume 5 Carbon with Two Attached Heteroatoms with at Least One Carbon-to-Heteroatom Multiple Link.

    Part I Tricoordinate Carbon Functions with One Doubly Bonded and One Singly Bonded Heteroatom, RC(=Y)X.

    Part II Dicoordinate Carbon Functions with Two Doubly Bonded Heteroatoms, Y1=C=Y2.

    Part III Dicoordinate Carbon Functions with One Singly Bonded and One Triply Bonded Heteroatom, X-C≡Z.

    Volume 6 Synthesis: Carbon with Three or Four Attached Heteroatoms.

    Part I Tetracoordinated Carbon with Three Attached Heteroatoms, RCX1X2X3.

    Part II Tetracoordinated Carbon with Four Attached Heteroatoms, CX1X2X3X4.

    Part III Tricoordinated Carbon with Three Attached Heteroatoms, Y=CX1X2.

    Part IV Tricoordinated Stabilized Cations, Anions and Radicals.

    Volume 7 Indexes.

    Cumulative Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 6805
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2004
  • Published: December 6, 2004
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080523477

About the Editors in Chief

Alan Katritzky

Alan Katritzky
Alan Katritzky was educated at Oxford and has held faculty positions at Cambridge and East Anglia before he migrated in 1980 to the University of Florida, where he was Kenan Professor and Director for the Institute for Heterocyclic Compounds. During his career he has trained more than 1000 graduate students and post-docs, and lectured and consulted world-wide. He led the team, which produced “Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry” and its sequels, "CHEC-II" and "CHEC-III”, has edited “Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Vols. 1 through 111” and conceived the plan for “Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations”. He founded Arkat-USA, a non-profit organization which publishes “Archive for Organic Chemistry” (ARKIVOC) an electronic journal completely free to authors and readers at ( Honors include 14 honorary doctorates from 11 countries and membership of foreign membership of the National Academies of Britain, Catalonia, India, Poland, Russia and Slovenia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is currently Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of York, where his research focuses on the development of novel synthetic methodology and the synthesis of natural products and related compounds of biological/medicinal interest. The methodology is concentrated primarily on organometallic, organosulfur and oxidation processes and the targets include, amino acids, carbohydrates, prostaglandins, and polyene and polyoxygenated natural products, particularly with activity as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents.

Richard Taylor is a graduate and postgraduate of the University of Sheffield, and he then carried out postdoctoral research at Syntex, California (Dr. I. T. Harrison) and University College London (Professor F. Sondheimer). His first academic appointment was at the Open University in Milton Keynes. This post gave Professor Taylor the opportunity to contribute to Open University textbooks, radio programmes and television productions on various aspects of organic chemistry. Professor Taylor then moved to UEA, Norwich where he established his independent research programme,before taking up his present position in York in 1993.

Richard Taylor is the current President of the Organic Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry and was awarded the 1999 RSC Tilden Lectureship and the 1999 RSC Heterocyclic Prize. He is currently the UK Regional Editor of the international journal Tetrahedron.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of York, York, UK

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