COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
The Chemistry of Heterocycles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128192108, 9780128192115

The Chemistry of Heterocycles

1st Edition

Chemistry of Six to Eight Membered N,O, S, P and Se Heterocycles

Authors: Vishnu Ji Ram Arun Sethi Mahendra Nath Ramendra Pratap
Paperback ISBN: 9780128192108
eBook ISBN: 9780128192115
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 6th June 2019
Page Count: 503
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


The Chemistry of Heterocycles: Chemistry of Six to Eight Membered N,O, S, P and Se Heterocycles details the chemistry, behavior and potential of these important structures. The book presents a practical guide to international nomenclature, including discussions of fused ring systems, heteroatoms with abnormal valences, and bridged, spiro and polycyclic heterocycles. Three membered heterocycles are then the focus, along with their thermodynamic properties and importance in natural products, medicines, materials, and their unique aspects, such as strain, basicity and reactivity. Additional chapters cover 100 key heterocycle structures, from Azetidines, Pyrroles and Pyridines, to Benzoxepines and Oxocanes.

Final chapters explore cutting-edge advances in the development of phosphorus and selenium based heterocycles.

Key Features

  • Provides clear, detailed information on each heterocyclic group, including structural features, such as ring strain, basicity, synthesis and reactivity towards electrophilic and nucleophilic reagents
  • Highlights the latest advances in the field, including phosphorous and selenium-based heterocycles supported by numerous illustrations
  • Includes details of functionalized heterocycles used as synthons for the construction of various arenes and heteroarenes


Predominantly organic, heterocycle and medicinal chemists at both academic and industrial levels. Particular interest for upper-level students and those teaching in these areas

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Heterocyclic Nomenclature
3. Three Membered Heterocycles
4. Four membered heterocycles
5. Five Membered Heterocycles
6. Six membered heterocycles with mono heteroatom
7. Seven membered heterocycles
8. Eight Membered Heterocycles
9. Phosphorous, and Selenium based heterocycles


No. of pages:
© Elsevier 2019
6th June 2019
Paperback ISBN:
eBook ISBN:

About the Authors

Vishnu Ji Ram

Further to his superannuation as Dy. Director for the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, UP, India, a world class, premier research Institute for drug development, Prof Ram became Emeritus professor and served various academic institutions for 10 years. Besides research experience, he has also earned 18 years of experience teaching heterocyclic chemistry to graduate and post-graduate classes. He has 256 publications to his name, including several review articles published in top chemistry journals. He is also recipient of prestigious fellowships from JSPS, Japan, Alexander von Humboldt (AvH), Germany and NIH, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Lucknow University; former Deputy Director for the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Arun Sethi

Prof Sethi has over 27 years of experience teaching graduate and post-graduate classes. He has written three popular text books on Practical chemistry as well as Basic Organic chemistry for graduate and postgraduate students. In addition, he has produced numerous research publications and review articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemistry, Lucknow University, India

Mahendra Nath

Prof Nath has over 10 years of teaching experience of graduate and postgraduate classes in the Department of Chemistry, Delhi University. He has been abroad as a postdoctoral fellow in Canada and USA for several years working on heterocyclic systems. At present, his research is also focused on the development of various heterocyclic systems including porphyrins and biomimetic metalloporphyrins. He has numerous publications and review articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Delhi University

Ramendra Pratap

Dr Pratap has 6 years experience of teaching heterocyclic chemistry and mechanistic investigation approach, Stereochemistry and Spectroscopy to graduate and post graduate students. He has also lot of research experience in India and abroad and is recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany. He has numerous publications to his credit in various reputed journals of high impact factor. At present, his research is focused on the design and synthesis of various heterocyclic systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Delhi University, India

Ratings and Reviews