Pericyclic Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128149584

Pericyclic Chemistry

1st Edition

Orbital Mechanisms and Stereochemistry

Authors: Dipak Mandal
Paperback ISBN: 9780128149584
Imprint: Elsevier
Page Count: 500
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Description

Pericyclic Chemistry: Orbital Mechanisms and Stereochemistry is a complete guide to the topic, ideal for graduate and advanced undergraduate students as well as researchers in organic chemistry. An introduction to molecular orbital theory and relevant stereochemical concepts are provided as background to the following chapters on pericyclic reactions. All four classes of pericyclic reactions are discussed and illustrated with orbital picture representations. The qualitative perturbation molecular orbital theory is incorporated as the most accessible and useful approach to understanding many aspects of reactivity and selectivity. Also included are chapters on cycloadditions, the most versatile class, and as well as electrocyclic reactions, sigmatropic rearrangements and group transfer reactions. A separate chapter on the construction of correlation diagrams is also included, emphasizing a practical, hands on approach. Author Dipak Kumar Mandal brings over 30 years of teaching experience to the topic and illuminates pericyclic chemistry with a clear and fresh perspective.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive guide featuring unifying mechanistic approaches, stereochemical details, and novel rules and mnemonics to delineate product stereochemistry
  • Includes two background chapters on molecular orbitals and stereochemical concepts
  • Emphasizes a theoretical understanding using perturbation theory (Salem-Klopman equation) and physical insights from orbital and state correlation analyses

Readership

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students of organic chemistry, researchers in organic chemistry

Table of Contents

1. Molecular Orbitals
2. Stereochemical concepts
3. Pericyclic reactions: Introduction, classification and the Woodward-Hoffmann rules
4. Cycloadditions 1: Perturbation theory of reactivity, regioselectivity and periselectivity
5. Cycloadditions 2: Stereochemistry of [4+2] and [2+2] cycloadditions
6. Cycloadditions 3: Cheletropic, higher order and multicomponent cycloadditions
7. Electrocyclic reactions: Stereochemistry and torquoselectivity
8. Sigmatropic rearrangements 1: [1,j] Shifts
9. Sigmatropic rearrangements 2: [i,j] Shifts
10. Group transfer reactions
11. Correlation diagrams

Details

No. of pages:
500
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2018
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128149584

About the Author

Dipak Mandal

Dipak K. Mandal is former professor of chemistry at Presidency College (University), Kolkata, India. He studied chemistry at Presidency College and Calcutta University, and is a recipient of university gold medal and Bhubana Mohini gold medal. He completed his PhD thesis under the supervision of Professor N. K. Sinha at Bose Institute, Kolkata and carried out postdoctoral work in the USA from 1990-1993 with Professor C. Fred Brewer at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. He has been passionately involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate level organic chemistry for about 35 years, and his keen interest in chemical education resulted in three publications in the Journal of Chemical Education. His research interests include protein folding, structure and dynamics, and peptide synthesis. He was actively engaged in guiding research and has published many research papers in peer-reviewed international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat, India