is the second edition with latest subjects and authors. While the aim of the first edition was mainly to honor the achievements of the pioneers
in asymmetric syntheses, the aim of this new edition was bringing the current developments, especially from younger colleagues, to the
attention of students. The format of the book remained unchanged, i.e. short conceptual overviews by young leaders in their field including
a short biography of the authors. The growing multidisciplinary research within chemistry is reflected in the selection of topics including metal catalysis, organocatalysis, physical organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and its applications in total synthesis. The prospective reader of this book is a graduate or undergraduate student of advanced organic chemistry as well as the industrial chemist who wants to get a brief update on the current developments in the field.
Keywords: Asymmetric synthesis, industrial applications, natural product synthesis, metal catalysis, organocatalysis, physical organic chemistry, organic chemistry, Nobel Laureate, E. J. Corey, B. M. Trost, L. Overman, F. Stoddart, E. Jacobsen, B. List, total synthesis, stereoselective synthesis, organic molecules, steric structures, pharmaceutical industry, agrochemical industry, synthetic protocols, benign processes, novel applications, Mathias Christmann, Stefan Brase, drug discovery, drug delivery, combinatorial chemistry, biologically active compounds, nanotechnology, organic synthesis, Catalysis, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, Catalysis, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry