DescriptionHeterocyclic Chemistry deals with the fundamental chemistry of fully saturated and unsaturated 4-, 5- and 6-membered heterocycles. The principle focus is those compounds containing a single nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur atom and by restricting discussion to these, a balanced treatment is possible. The book introduces a selection of important heterocyclic compounds and the vital role that they play in life, medicine and industry. Conformational aspects of heterocyclic chemistry, aromatic stabilization, nomenclature, reaction mechanisms and methods of synthesis are also discussed.
Pyrylium Salts, Pyrans and Pyrones.
Benzopyrylium Salts, Coumarins, Chromones, Flavonoids and Related Compounds.
Five-membered Heterocycles containing One Heteroatom: Pyrrole, Furan and Thiophene.
Benzo[b]pyrrole, Benzo[b]furan and Benzo[b]thiophene.
Four-membered Heterocycles containing a Single Nitrogen, Oxygen or Sulfur Atom.
Answers to Problems.
"...this is a useful and straightforward little text that could be recommended to students who seriously want to get to grips with the basics of heterocyclic chemistry." (Biochemistry and Molecular Education, Jan/Feb 2002)