"Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry" (PHC) an ongoing reference work on heterocyclic chemistry is published with the active involvement of The International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC) whose aim is to promote heterocyclic chemistry, in particular by serving as the primary sponsoring agency for the ISHC-Congress, a large biannual meeting attracting up to a thousand participants.

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Table of Contents

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Editorial Advisory Board Members Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry

Chapter 1 Heterocycles and Medicine

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Furan and Benzofuran

1.3 Thiophene

1.4 Pyrrole

1.5 Thiazole

1.6 Imidazole and Fused Imidazole

1.7 Triazole

1.8 Pyrazole

1.9 Oxadizole and Thiadiazole

1.10 Pyridine

1.11 Pyrimidine and Pyrimidinone

1.12 Pyrazine

1.13 Piperazine

1.14 Morpholine

1.15 Indole

1.16 Indazole

1.17 Oxindole

1.18 Quinoline and Dihydroquinoline

1.19 Benzoazepines and Oxepine

1.20 Pyrrolopyrimidine and Pyrrolopyridine

1.21 Benzoisoxazoles and Benzoisothiazole

1.22 Quinazoline

1.23 Quinoxaline

1.24 Pteridine

1.25 Conclusion

Chapter 2 Progress in Quinoxaline Synthesis (Part 1)

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Condensation of 1,2-Diaminobenzenes (1,2-DABs; ortho-Phenylenediamines) and Derivatives with Various Two-Carbon Unit Suppliers

2.3 Condensation of o-Benzoquinone Diimines and Diimides with Various Two-Carbon Unit Suppliers

Chapter 3 Three-Membered Ring Systems

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Epoxides

3.3 Aziridines

Chapter 4 Four-Membered Ring Systems

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Azetidines, Azetines, and Related Systems

4.3 Monocyclic 2-Azetidinones (β-Lactams)

4.4 Fused and Spirocyclic β-Lactams

4.5 Oxetanes, Dioxetanes, and 2-Oxetanones (β-Lactones)

4.6 Thietanes and Related Systems

4.7 Silicon and Phosphorus Heterocycles. Miscellaneous

Chapter 5.1 Five-Membered Ring Systems

5.1.1 Introduction

5.1.2 Reviews, Accounts, and Books on Thiophene, Selenophene, and Tellurophene Chemistry

5.1.3 Synthesis of Thiophenes

5.1.4 Elaboration of Thiophenes and Benzothiophenes

5.1.5 Synthesis of


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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

John Joule

John Arthur Joule did his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees at The University of Manchester, obtaining his PhD in 1961. He then undertook post-doctoral work at Princeton University and Stanford University, before joining the academic staff of the Chemistry Department at The University of Manchester in 1963, where he is currently a Professor. In 1996 he received an RSC Medal for Heterocyclic Chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, The University of Manchester, UK