Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis

Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis

1st Edition - March 4, 2005

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  • Authors: Laszlo Kurti, Barbara Czako
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080575414
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124297852

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Kurti and Czako have produced an indispensable tool for specialists and non-specialists in organic chemistry. This innovative reference work includes 250 organic reactions and their strategic use in the synthesis of complex natural and unnatural products. Reactions are thoroughly discussed in a convenient, two-page layout--using full color. Its comprehensive coverage, superb organization, quality of presentation, and wealth of references, make this a necessity for every organic chemist.

Key Features

* The first reference work on named reactions to present colored schemes for easier understanding
* 250 frequently used named reactions are presented in a convenient two-page layout with numerous examples
* An opening list of abbreviations includes both structures and chemical names
* Contains more than 10,000 references grouped by seminal papers, reviews, modifications, and theoretical works
* Appendices list reactions in order of discovery, group by contemporary usage, and provide additional study tools
* Extensive index quickly locates information using words found in text and drawings


A must-have reference tool for students, researchers, and professionals involved in any aspect of organic chemistry. Especially useful for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as practicing chemists in biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Table of Contents

  • I. Foreword by E. J. Corey
    II Introduction by K. C. Nicolaou
    III. Preface
    IV. Explanation of the Use of Colors in the Schemes and Text
    V. List of Abbreviations
    VI. List of Named Organic Reactions (this main section includes 250 two-page entries)
    VII. Named Organic Reactions in Alphabetcal Order
    VIII. Appendix: Listing of the Named Reactions by Synthetic Type and by their Utility
    IX. References
    X. Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 816
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: March 4, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080575414
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124297852

About the Authors

Laszlo Kurti

Laszlo Kurti is a faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas ( He received his diploma from the University of Debrecen, Hungary, where he conducted research in the laboratory of Professor Sandor Antus. Subsequently he received is MS degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia working with Professor Michael Harmata, and his Ph.D. degree (2006) in synthetic organic chemistry under the supervision of Professor Amos B. Smith III (the University of Pennsylvania). From 2006-2010, he was a Damon Runyon Cancel Fellow in the group of Professor E.J. Corey at Harvard University.

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Barbara Czako

Barbara Czakó was born and raised in Hungary. She received her Diploma from Lajos Kossuth University in Debrecen, Hungary (now University of Debrecen). She obtained her Master of Science degree at University of Missouri-Columbia. Currently she is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Gary A. Molander at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Md N. Mon Nov 22 2021

    Excellent book on name reactions

    Loved it. Colourful reactions and nicely printed copy

  • ThomasBuchholz Tue Jan 07 2020

    Name reactions

    Very nice overview of the most relevant name reactions