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The Way of Synthesis: Evolution of Design and Methods for Natural Products

The Way of Synthesis: Evolution of Design and Methods for Natural Products

Tomas Hudlicky, Josephine W. Reed

ISBN: 978-3-527-32077-6

Sep 2007

1032 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$229.00

Description

This two-colored textbook presents not only synthetic ways to design organic compounds, it also contains a compilation of the most important total synthesis of the last 50 years with a comparative view of multiple designs for the same targets. It explains different tactics and strategies, making it easy to apply to many problems, regardless of the synthetic question in hand. Following a historical view of the evolution of synthesis, the book goes on to look at principles and issues impacting synthesis and design as well as principles and issues of methods. The sections on comparative design cover classics in terpenes and alkaloid synthesis, while a further section covers such miscellaneous syntheses as Maytansine, Palytoxin, Brevetoxin B and Indinavir. The whole is rounded off with a look at future perspectives and, what makes this textbook extraordinairy, with personal recollections of the chemists, who synthesized these fascinating compounds.
With its attractive layout highlighting key parts and tactics using a second color, this is a useful tool for organic chemists, lecturers and students in chemistry, as well as those working in the chemical industry.

"I think, as will many organic chemists, that the Hudlicky book will be the Bible of synthetic organic chemistry, the past, the present and the future. A hallmark publication." (Victor Snieckus)
INTRODUCTION
The History of Synthesis
Milestones in Organic Sythesis
STRATEGY AND TACTICS
Principles and Issues Impacting Synthesis (Strategy)
Principles and Issues Impacting Design (Strategy)
Principles and Issues of Methods (Tactics)
COMPARATIVE DESIGN: CLASSICS IN TERPENE SYNTHESIS
Juvenile Hormones
Cedrenes
Zizaanes
Hydroazulenes
Vernolepin
Triquinanes
Compactin
Aphidicolin
Miscellaneous Diterpenes
Taxol
COMPARATIVE DESIGN: CLASSICS IN ALKALOID SYNTHESIS
Lycopodium Alkaloids
Daphniphyllum Alkaloids, Daphnilactone A
Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids
Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids
Morphine
Indole Alkaloids
MISCELLANEOUS SYNTHESES
Maytansine
Palytoxin
Brevetoxin B
Indinavir
OUTLOOK
"I am happy to put this book on my shelf and recommend it to all in the field from student to practioner." (Journal of Chemical Education, December 2008)

"...a valued addition to the library of all scholars of the science of synthesis." (Chemistry World, January 2008)