Until about thirty years ago, tellurium, the fourth of the oxygen family of the Periodic Table, was practically unknown in organic chemistry books. The many classes of organotellurium compounds described in the chemical literature in the first half of the century, were little more than chemical curiosities. However, over the past decades tellurium reagents have become unique and powerful chemical tools. Research groups all over the world now employ tellurium in organic transformations, and new uses of tellurium reagents in synthesis appear regularly.
The main purpose of this book is to help the practitioner to prepare selected inorganic tellurium reagents and organotellurium compounds, and to apply these reagents in organic synthesis. The text discusses in detail the most significant reactions performed with tellurium reagents, including selective oxidations, selective reductions, the removal of protecting groups, and organotellurides and carbon radical scavengers, all under mild conditions.
* Discusses in detail the most significant reactions performed with tellurium reagents
* Includes a set of experimental procedures to help the practitioner
* Emphasizes new and innovative uses of tellurium
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There is vast and often bewildering array of synthetic methods and reagents available to organic chemists today. Many chemists have their own favoured methods, yet new and unfamiliar methods may well allow a particular synthetic step to be done more readily and in higher yield. best Synthetic Methods allows the practicing synthetic chemist to choose between all the alternatives, and assess their real advantages and limitations. Each volume deals concisely with a particular topic from a practical point of view, giving detailed examples and precise experimental directions and hints. With the emphasis on laboratory use, these volumes represent a comprehensive and practical guide to modern organic chemistry.About the Author:
Alan Katritzky, educated at Oxford, held faculty positions at Cambridge and East Anglia before migrating in 1980 to the University of Florida, where he is Kenan Professor and Director for the Institute for Heterocyclic Compounds. He has trained some 800 graduate students and post-docs, and lectured and consulted world-wide. He led the team, which produced "Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry" and its sequel "CHECII", has edited "Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Vols. 1 through 86" and conceived the plan for "Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations". He founded Arkat-USA, a non-profit which publishes "Archive for Organic Chemistry" (ARKIVOC) electronic journal completely free to authors and readers at (www.arkat-usa.org). Honors include 11 honorary doctorates from 8 countries and membership or foreign membership of the National Academies of Britain, Catalonia, India, Poland, Russia and Slovenia.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0125528108
Book Description Academic Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0125528108
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