Thoroughly revised and updated, this enlarged second edition offers a plethora of valuable information on methods and reagents in stereoselective synthesis. Methods have been selected for high efficiency and selectivity; mechanistic aspects are treated succinctly, with a strong emphasis on practical applications. For this new edition, material has been added on
* homogeneous diastereoselective hydrogenations
* enantioselective oxidations
* novel, efficient chiral auxiliaries
Much of the information given is presented in figures and tables, which makes the book a valuable reference work for the practically minded organic chemist.
From reviews of the first edition:
'The extensive material in the volume should prove particularly useful to anyone involved in synthetic chemistry or teaching a course in organic chemistry.' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 'With nearly 1400 references cited, the book contains a wealth of information and should be a useful addition to the chemist's library.' The American Scientist
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