Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis, Second Edition

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9780471298052: Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis, Second Edition

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"An excellent text . . . will no doubt provide the benchmark for comparative works for many years."
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"A resounding success . . . the definitive current summaries on their respective subjects."

Since this important work was first published in 1993, the field of catalytic asymmetric synthesis has grown explosively, spawning effective new methods for obtaining enantiomerically pure compounds on a large scale and stimulating new applications in diverse fields-from medicine to materials science. Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis, Second Edition addresses these rapid changes through new or substantially revised contributions from highly recognized world leaders in the field. It presents detailed accounts of the most important catalytic asymmetric reactions known today, discusses recent advances, and retains from the previous edition essential and intriguing information on the initial development of certain processes. An excellent working resource for academic researchers and industrial chemists alike, the Second Edition features:

  • Contributions from Noyori, Sharpless, Kagan, Trost, Overman, Shibasaki, Doyle, Okamoto, Bolm, Carreira, and many other internationally renowned authorities
  • New chapters on asymmetric carbometallations, asymmetric amplification and autocatalysis, and asymmetric polymerization
  • Extended coverage of asymmetric carbene reactions, including asymmetric intramolecular carbene insertion to C-H bonds as well as asymmetric dihydroxylation and aminohydroxylation
  • Extended coverage of asymmetric carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions and applications
  • An appendix listing all chiral ligands in the book

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About the Author:

IWAO OJIMA, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is also an Arthur C. Cope Scholar (ACS), a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


"This second the result of an explosion of knowledge in the field.... This volume addresses these extensive changes..." (SciTech Book News, March 2001)

"This book is an excellent state-of-the-art compilation of catalytic asymmetric chemistry and should be included in any chemistry reference collection." (Choice, Vol. 38, No. 10, June 2001)

"This is a tremendous resource and an excellent read. I recommend immediate purchase - this may be the last time that catalytic asymmetric synthesis can be covered so comprehensively in one volume with contributions from so many pioneers of the field...."(Perkin Transactions, Vol 1, 2001)

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Published by Wiley-VCH (2000)
ISBN 10: 0471298050 ISBN 13: 9780471298052
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