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Provides a one-volume overall picture of the largest of the classical divisions of organic chemistry, suitable for the graduate or advanced undergraduate student, as well as for research workers, both specialists in the field and those engaged in another discipline and requiring knowledge of heterocyclic chemistry. It represents Volume 9 of Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry and utilizes the general chapters which appear in the 8-volume work. The highly systematic coverage given to the subject makes this the most authoritative one-volume account of modern heterocyclic chemistry available.
Of interest to graduate and advanced undergraduate students as well as specialist organic chemists and other scientists requiring knowledge of the subject.
Preliminaries. Structure of Heterocycles: Overview; six-membered rings; five-membered rings with one heteroatom; five-membered heterocycles with two or more heteroatoms; small and large rings. Reactivity of Heterocycles: Overview; six-membered rings; five-membered rings with one heteroatom; five-membered heterocycles with two or more heteroatoms; small and large rings. Synthesis of Heterocycles: Overview; monocyclic rings with one heteroatom; monocyclic rings with two or more heteroatoms; bicyclic ring systems without ring junction heteroatoms; tri- and poly-cyclic ring systems without ring junction heteroatoms; bi- and poly-cyclic ring systems with ring junction heteroatoms. Subject index. 'This volume is a remarkable distillation of the content of the 8-volume Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry, of which it represents Volume 9. Not only has the material been condensed, it has also been reorganized so as to bring scattered information together. This book can be recommended for purchase by serious researchers and students.' Journal of the American Chemical Society. 'It is an excellent handbook and should be on the bookshelves of all those teaching or pursuing research into heterocyclic chemistry in universities or industry.' Chemistry in Britain.
1000 lit. refs., 1000 illus.
- © Pergamon 1985
- 1st September 1985
- eBook ISBN:
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 (www.arkat-usa.org). 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.
Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
@qu:...it is an excellent handbook and should be on the bookshelves of all those teaching or pursuing research into heterocyclic chemsitry in universities or industry. The paperback edition is really good value for money
@source:Chemistry in Britain
@qu:...This work will be a useful and cheap handbook for practising heterocyclic chemists and will prove to be of some use in the departmental library of the organometallic chemist.
@source:Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
@qu:This volume is a remarkable distillation of the content of the 8-volume "Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry"...The style is succinct, and the pages drip with structural formulae and equations...The production is at a high standard...This book can be recommended for purchase by serious researchers and students and will save them many a trip to the library to consult its comprehensive parent.
@source:Journal of the Americal Cemical Society Volume 108, Number 12
@qu:...a very valuable addition...It contains a wealth of information...it is thorough, highly organised and concentrated on those aspects of greatest significance. This book will become one of the most-thumbed volumes in my collection. I recommend it for private or library purchase.
@source:Endeavour New Series, Volume 10, Number 4
@qu:...for anyone who has research interests in heterocyclic chemistry and access to the Comprehensive series, this handbook is certainly worth purchasing.
@source:Chemistry in Australia
@qu:This book provides a balanced, concise and informative account of heterocyclic chemistry that will be suitable for graduate or advanced undergraduate students and a convenient reference book for research workers, both specialists in the field and those whose expertise lies in other areas but who nevertheless need information on heterocyclic chemistry...Illustrated throughout with thousands of clearly drawn chemical structures, the highly systematic coverage given to the subject makes this the most authoritative one-volume account of modern heterocyclic chemistry available.
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