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Fiesers' Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Volume 27

ISBN: 978-1-118-33752-3
664 pages
March 2013


Acclaim for previous volumes of Fiesers

"Essential for chemistry collections at the university and research levels."
—New York Public Library

"Highly recommended . . . lots of succinct, practical information on recent developments . . . in a format that is easy to use. The reagents are taken up in alphabetical order (common usage names, not CAS indexing codenames), sometimes several to a page, sometimes several pages to a reagent. One can expect to find how to make the reagent (in loose terms), or where it can be bought, what it is good for, and where to seek complete details. As with previous volumes, one can profit from just browsing, even if one does not feel a need to look up any particular subject. It is thus a secondary function of the book to help one keep abreast of the field, and it would be a rare chemist who would not learn something new and useful from a casual perusal of the pages."
Journal of the American Chemical Society

This highly successful series has provided generations of professional chemists and students with a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of the reagent literature. Volume 27 surveys the most important synthetic methodologies published in 2010 and the first half of 2011. It continues to emphasize chiral catalysis and organocatalysis as well as catalytic reactions by derivatives of noble metals and reactions mediated by salts of copper, iron, and indium. Readers will also find extensive coverage of C-H bond activation by metal species.

Listed by common name, each entry features concise descriptions, information on preparing or buying the reagent, illustrations of chemical reactions, examples of applications, and references for further investigation.


  • General abbreviations
  • Reference abbreviations
  • Reagents
  • Author index
  • Subject index
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Foreword ix

General Abbreviations xi

Reference Abbreviations xv

Reagents 1

Author Index 527

Subject Index 618

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Author Information

TSE-LOK HO is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. The author of thirty books, Dr. Ho is dedicated to research in organic synthesis, including the total synthesis of natural products and its underlying methodology. Dr. Ho holds degrees from National Taiwan University and the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

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