Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124297852, 9780080575414

Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780124297852
eBook ISBN: 9780080575414
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th March 2005
Page Count: 864
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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


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" other book covers the subject of named reactions in such an up-to-date and comprehensive way, ranging from mechanisms to applications. Despite it's minor weaknesses, I recommend this book most emphatically to interested chemists as a work of reference and source of inspiration."
-Siegfried R. Waldvogel, University of Bonn, Germany, in ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE, WOL. 44, 2005

"This book is outstanding in every way, being polished in presentation, sufficiently detailed in explaining the reactions, and possessing almost encyclopedic indexing and referencing."

"The book would be invaluable to many chemists, students, professors and industrial chemists. Not only will it serve as a text for name reactions, but it is also a review of important mechanisms and an invaluable reference book...It will definitely have a place in the collection of books that are used regularly by all chemists."
-Madeleine Joullie, University of Pennsylvania

"It is an impressive modern treatise of many important chemical reactions; it was created with great care, and I congratulate the authors on the outstanding contribution that they are making to the literature of organic chemistry...There are several books on 'named reactions', but this one is already my favorite..."
-Erik Sorensen, Princeton University, from the Foreword

"Beyond introducing the fundamental chemical conversion typical for venerable organic name reaction, this text excels by a clear coverage of mechanisms and superb contemporary examples including an extensive and uptodate list of references."
-Peter Wipf, University of Pittsburgh

"The vast wealth of information so effectively compiled in this colorful text will not only prove to be extraordinarily useful to students and practitioners of the art of chemical synthesis, but will also help facilitate the shaping of its future as it moves forward into ever higher levels of complexity, diversity and ef