Organic Synthesis Using Transition Metals, 2nd Edition
By Roderick Bates
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: April 2012
Pages: 462

Transition metals open up new opportunities for synthesis, because their means of bonding and their reaction mechanisms differ from those of the elements of the s and p blocks. In the last two decades the subject has mushroomed – established reactions are seeing both technical improvements and increasing numbers of applications, and new reactions are being developed.

Organic Synthesis Using Transition Metals, Second Edition considers the ways in which transition metals, as catalysts and reagents, can be used in organic synthesis. It concentrates on the bond-forming reactions that set transition metal chemistry apart from "classical" organic chemistry.

For this second edition the text has been extensively revised and expanded to reflect the significant improvements and advances in the field since the first edition, as well as the large number of new transition metal-catalysed processes that have come to prominence in the last 10 years – for example the extraordinary progress in coupling reactions using “designer” ligands, catalysis using gold complexes, new opportunities arising from metathesis chemistry, and C-H activation. Each chapter is extensively referenced and provides a convenient point of entry to the research literature.

Organic Synthesis Using Transition Metals, Second Edition will find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduates and postgraduates working in organic synthesis, catalysis, medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. It is also be useful for practising researchers who want to refresh and enhance their knowledge of the field.

“In conclusion, this is an outstanding book which should be of value to all process chemists, as well as to postgraduate students.” (Organic Process Research & Development Journal, 1 April 2013)

“This fine work, which includes an excellent bibliography, in the field of catalysis will be useful for professional chemists; it also will be a valuable resource for graduate students. Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (Choice, 1 December 2012)

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