Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
By: I. Ojima
This book should be of interest to chemists (in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, agricultural chemistry, natural products chemistry, and more) who are active or plan to become active in catalytic asymmetric synthesis, used as a tool to obtain enantiomerically pure or enriched compounds. Among the achievements in basic research discussed are: asymmetric hydrogenation of dehydramino acids, described in the work by W.S. Knowles et al: the Sharpless epoxidation by K.B. Sharpless et al: and the second generation asymmetric hydrogenation process developed by R. Noyori et al. These receive special attention because of the impact that these processes have made in synthetic organic chemistry. This book includes chapters on: asymmetric hydrogenation, isomerization, cyclopropanation, oxidations, hydrocarbonylations, hydrosilylation, carbon-carbon bond forming reactions, phase-transfer reactions and Lewis acid-catalyzed reactions.