Organic Synthesis: Theory and Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080440378, 9780080913407

Organic Synthesis: Theory and Applications, Volume 5

1st Edition

Authors: T. Hudlicky
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080440378
eBook ISBN: 9780080913407
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st December 2001
Page Count: 276

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Table of Contents

Chapter headings. Preface. Naturally occurring cyclobutanes (T.V. Hansen, Y. Stenstrøm). Diels-alder reactions in the synthesis of higher terpenes (T.J. Brocksom et al.). The asymmetric synthesis of unnatural &agr;-amino acids as building blocks for complex molecular synthesis (M.G. Natchus, X. Tian). The role of organic synthesis in the generation of molecular diversity (D.L. Wright et al.). Biographical sketches of the contributors. Index.

Description

Volume 5 in this series spans a variety of topics including terpene synthesis, amino acid synthesis, and combinatorial methods for generation of structural diversity.


The first chapter has been contributed by Trond Hansen and Professor Yngve Strenstrøm of the Agricultural University of Norway, and surveys naturally occurring cyclobutanes. As well as providing a review of representative syntheses and synthetic strategies for the introduction of cyclobutane into target molecules, the number of rings contained in the natural product is also discussed in logical order.


The following chapter, written by Professor Timothy Brocksom, his wife Ursula, and a number of co-workers from the Federal University of São Carlos, surveys the synthesis of higher terpenes by the use of Diels-Alder reaction. A useful review of the current literature in this field is provided, together with 79 references and footnotes.


The third chapter, written by Michael G. Natchus and Xinrong Tian of Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, covers recent advances in the synthesis of unnatural amino acids. Three of the major asymmetric methods are discussed and grouped according to the chemistry involved.


The fourth and final chapter has been contributed by Professor Dennis Wright of the University of Florida, and other co-workers. A review of the combinatorial chemistry methods currently available for lead discovery in pharmaceutical research is provided in this chapter, as well as discussions on the methods based on natural products and an overview of the complexity building techniques.

Readership

For synthetic organic chemists, industrial chemists, pharmaceutical companies, and university libraries.


Details

No. of pages:
276
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080913407
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080440378

Reviews

Volume 5 in this series spans a variety of topics including terpene synthesis, amino acid synthesis, and combinatorial methods for generation of structural diversity.
The first chapter has been contributed by Trond Hansen and Professor Yngve Strenstrøm of the Agricultural University of Norway, and surveys naturally occurring cyclobutanes. As well as providing a review of representative syntheses and synthetic strategies for the introduction of cyclobutane into target molecules, the number of rings contained in the natural product is also discussed in logical order.
The following chapter, written by Professor Timothy Brocksom, his wife Ursula, and a number of co-workers from the Federal University of São Carlos, surveys the synthesis of higher terpenes by the use of Diels-Alder reaction. A useful review of the current literature in this field is provided, together with 79 references and footnotes.
The third chapter, written by Michael G. Natchus and Xinrong Tian of Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, covers recent advances in the synthesis of unnatural amino acids. Three of the major asymmetric methods are discussed and grouped according to the chemistry involved.
The fourth and final chapter has been contributed by Professor Dennis Wright of the University of Florida, and other co-workers. A review of the combinatorial chemistry methods currently available for lead discovery in pharmaceutical research is provided in this chapter, as well as discussions on the methods based on natural products and an overview of the complexity building techniques.


About the Authors

T. Hudlicky Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, P.O. Box , Gainesville, FL 32611-7200, USA