R.B. Woodward Remembered

R.B. Woodward Remembered

A Collection of Papers in Honour of Robert Burns Woodward 1917-1979

1st Edition - July 26, 1982

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  • Editor: D.H.R. Barton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286082

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R.B. Woodward, Professor of Science at Harvard University, who died in July 1979, was generally considered to be the greatest organic chemist of modern times. He was one of the founders of Tetrahedron and Tetrahedron Letters and this volume, containing papers from over 50 of the world's leading organic chemists, is dedicated to his memory. The contents cover all areas of modern organic chemistry and therefore present a synopsis of current research in this area of science.


For all libraries or individuals concerned with organic chemistry.

Table of Contents

  • The chemistry of an allylsilane: the synthesis of a prostaglandin intermediate and of loganin, I Fleming. Carbon alkylation of simple nitronate anions by N-substituted pyridiniums, A R Katritzky. The structure of factor III: a trimethyl isobacteriochlorin intermediate in the biosynthesis of vitamin B12, A I Scott. The structure of acumycin: a 16-membered ring macrolide antibiotic, J Clardy. Optical rotatory dispersion studies - 131: demonstration of a conformational isotope effect in deuterium substituted cyclopentanones, C Djerassi. Phenylselenylation of arachidonic acid as a route to intermediates for leukotriene synthesis, J E Baldwin. Stereocontrolled preparation of precursors to all primary prostaglandins from butadiene, L A Paquette. Organometallic compounds in organic synthesis - XI: the strategy of lateral control of reactivity -- tricarbonylcyclohexadieneiron complexes and their organic synthetic equivalents, A J Birch. Total synthesis of aphidicolin, J E McMurray.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: July 26, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286082

About the Editor

D.H.R. Barton

Affiliations and Expertise

FRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Gif-sur-Yvette, Frnce

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