Pericyclic Reactions

Pericyclic Reactions

A Mechanistic and Problem-Solving Approach

1st Edition - August 24, 2015

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  • Authors: Sunil Kumar, Vinod Kumar, S.P. Singh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128036693
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128036402

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Pericyclic Reactions: A Mechanistic and Problem-Solving Approach provides complete and systematic coverage of pericyclic reactions for researchers and graduate students in organic chemistry and pharmacy programs. Drawing from their cumulative years of teaching in the area, the authors use a clear, problem-solving approach, supplemented with colorful figures and illustrative examples. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, this book covers electrocyclic reactions, sigmatropic reactions, cycloaddition reactions, 1,3-dipolar reactions, group transfer, and ene reactions. It offers an in-depth study of the basic principles of these topics, and devotes equal time to problems and their solutions to further explore those principles and aid reader understanding. Additional practice problems are provided for further study and course use.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of important topics such as 1,3 dipolar, pyrolytic, and cycloaddition reactions
  • Problem-solving approach with clear figures and many worked and unworked problems
  • Contents are applicable to advanced students and researchers in organic chemistry


Organic Chemistry researchers and students

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Chapter 1. Pericyclic Reactions and Molecular Orbital Symmetry
      • 1.1. Classification of Pericyclic Reactions
      • 1.2. Molecular Orbitals of Alkenes and Conjugated Polyene Systems
      • 1.3. Molecular Orbitals of Conjugated Ions or Radicals
      • 1.4. Symmetry Properties of π or σ-Molecular Orbitals
      • 1.5. Analysis of Pericyclic Reactions
    • Chapter 2. Electrocyclic Reactions
      • 2.1. Conrotatory and Disrotatory Modes
      • 2.2. Stereochemistry of Electrocyclic Reactions
      • 2.3. Selection Rules for Electrocyclic Reactions
      • 2.4. Analysis of Electrocyclic Reactions
      • 2.5. Electrocyclic Reactions of Ionic Species
    • Chapter 3. Sigmatropic Rearrangements
      • 3.1. Suprafacial and Antarafacial Processes
      • 3.2. Analysis of Sigmatropic Rearrangements of Hydrogen
      • 3.3. Analysis of Sigmatropic Rearrangements of Alkyl Group
      • 3.4. [3,3] Sigmatropic Rearrangements
      • 3.5. [5,5] Sigmatropic Shift
      • 3.6. [2,3] Sigmatropic Rearrangements
      • 3.7. Peripatetic Cyclopropane Bridge: Walk Rearrangements
      • 3.8. Sigmatropic Rearrangements Involving Ionic Transition States
    • Chapter 4. Cycloaddition Reactions
      • 4.1. Stereochemical Modes of Cycloaddition
      • 4.2. Feasibility of Cycloaddition Reactions
      • 4.3. [2 + 2] Cycloadditions
      • 4.4. [4 + 2] Cycloadditions
      • 4.5. Higher Cycloadditions
      • 4.6. Cycloaddition of Multiple Components
    • Chapter 5. Cheletropic Reactions and 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions
      • 5.1. Cheletropic Reactions
      • 5.2. 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions
    • Chapter 6. Group Transfer, Elimination, and Related Reactions
      • 6.1. Group Transfer Reactions
      • 6.2. Elimination Reactions
      • 6.3. Dyotropic Rearrangements
      • 6.4. Ene Reactions
      • 6.5. β-Eliminations Involving Cyclic Transition Structures
    • Chapter 7. Unsolved Problems
    • Appendix. Solution Manual
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2015
  • Published: August 24, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128036693
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128036402

About the Authors

Sunil Kumar

Sunil Kumar
Dr. Sunil Kumar is a Senior Scientist at CSIR–National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, India. Dr. Kumar has extensive experience in the field of solid and hazardous waste management and has over 80 publications and communications, which include three books and eight book chapters, and has an H index of 24 and more than 3700 citations.

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIR–National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, India

Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar
Vinod Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at M.M.University, Mullana, Ambala, India. He qualified on the NET Examination (a highly competitive test for lectureship in India) in 2001, and obtained a PhD in 2006 under the supervision of Professors S.P. Singh and Ranjana Aggarwal. He received the Young Scientist Award of Indian Science Congress Association from the President of India for his outstanding contribution in the field of chemical sciences in 2007, and he was invited to visit Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea, as a Foreign Expert in 2012. His research interests focus on the structural reinvestigation, green chemistry, and synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, mainly azoles. He has published many research papers and review articles in professional journals and has filed four patents. He has served as an editor, guest editor, and reviewer for many national and international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

M.M.University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

S.P. Singh

S.P. Singh
S.P. Singh is Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India. He obtained a PhD in 1964 from University of Lucknow and joined Kurukshetra University in 1965. Singh was also associated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, Senior Fulbright Scholar, and Visiting Research Professor. Singh has worked in diverse areas of organic chemistry, including reaction mechanisms, organic photochemistry, mass spectrometry, and primarily, the structural reinvestigation of heterocyclylpyrazoles. He has published more than 200 research papers and reviews in professional journals. For his services in chemistry, he has received the Acharya P. C. Ray Memorial Medal and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian Chemical Society. He was awarded New Millennium Plaque of Honour at the inaugural function of the Indian Science Congress in 2014.

Affiliations and Expertise

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

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