The use of Lewis acids in organic synthesis, especially in catalysis is one of the most rapidly developing fields in synthetic organic chemistry. In addition, Lewis acid catalysis is one of the key technologies for asymmetric synthesis, and combinatorial chemistry as well as for large-scale production.
Until now, pertinent information on these topics was scattered throughout the literature. Although review articles have appeared,it was difficult for the researcher to compare different methods based on Lewis acids. This two-volume handbook, edited and written by an outstanding team of experts in the field, fills this gap!
This book is based on a classification according to metal centre of these electron-deficient compounds, allowing an in-depth treatment of the characteristics, benefits and limitations of each class of acid. Extensive cross-referencing and a comprehensive index enables readers to quickly find the solution to their synthesis problem. The chemical community will welcome this as a source of inspiration and invaluable reference for daily work.
Table of contents
Sc(III) Lewis Acids
Polymer Supported Metal Lewis Acids
Achiral and chiral Ti(IV) Lewis Acids
Ln(III) Lewis Acids
Achiral and chiral Al(III) Lewis Acids
Achiral and chiral B(III) Acids
Sn(II) and Sn(III) Lewis Acids
Fe(III) Lewis Acids
Hf(IV) Lewis Acids
Mg(II) and Zn(II) Lewis Acids
Sb(III) and Sb(V) Lewis Acids
Ag(I) and Au(I) Lewis Acids
Cu(I) und Cu(II) Lewis Acids
Li(I), Na(I) and K(I) Lewis Acids
Si(IV) Lewis Acids
Zr(IV) Lewis Acids
"what there is, is so good that one is left wanting more"
Applied Organometallic Chemistry
The wealth of information and the complete referencing readily justify a purchase. The clear discussion of modern concepts leads the way for exiting novel developments. It is fun to read this extensive coverage of an exciting field.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Gansauer
Kekule-Institut fur Organische Chemie und Biochemie