This is the fifteenth annual volume of Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry, which covers the literature published during 2002. The volume opens with three reviews on current heterocyclic topics. The highlight chapters in Volume 15 are all written by leading researchers in their field and these chapters constitute a systematic survey of the important original material reported in the literature on heterocyclic chemistry in 2002. As with previous volumes in the series, Volume 15 will enable the reader to keep abreast of developments in heterocyclic chemistry in an effortless way.

Key Features

A critical review of the heterocyclic literature published during 2002. Opens with three specialized reviews on new developing topics of interest to heterocyclic chemists. Subsequent chapters review advances in the formation and reaction of heterocyclic rings. Chapters all written by leading researchers in their field.


for academic and industrial chemists and advanced students interested in heterocyclic chemistry.

Table of Contents

Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Heterocycles via Ring-Closing Metathesis.
Photochemical Isomerizations of Some Five-Membered Heteroaromatic Azoles.
Naturally Occurring Halogenated Pyrroles and Indoles.
Three- and Four-Membered Ring Systems.
Five-Membered Ring Systems.
Six-Membered Ring Systems.
Seven-Membered Ring Systems.
Eight-Membered and Larger Ring Systems.


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About the editors

Gordon Gribble

Gordon Gribble is the Dartmouth Professor of Chemistry at Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA. His research program covers several areas of organic chemistry, most of which involve synthesis, including novel indole chemistry, triterpenoid synthesis, DNA intercalation, and new synthetic methodology. Prof Gribble also has a deep interest in naturally occurring organohalogen compounds, and in the chemistry of wine and wine making.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA

J. Joule

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, UK