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Organic Synthesis An Interdisciplinary Challenge

J. Streith, H.Prinzback, G. Schill

Blackwell Science,1985 [ISBN

The worldwide attempts of synthetic organic chemists to open up new territories and to reclaim the long neglected ones were highlighted at the fifth IUPAC International Symposium on Organic Synthesis held in Freiburg i. Br. (FRG) from 27-30 August, 1984. To pursue the increasingly interdisciplinary goals and activities, the Symposium organizing committee stressed emphasis on the following four main themes: modern methodology in organic synthesis, transition metals in organic synthesis, enzymatic processes in organic synthesis, and carbohydrates in organic synthesis. Twenty-nine plenary lectures covering these themes are included in the book originating from the symposium


Transition metal complexes as catalysts in organic synthesis; The synthesis of heterocycles via transition metal chemistry; The activation and selective functionalisation of alkanes by some soluble transition metal systems; Asymmetric synthesis catalyzed by chiral ferrocenylphosphine-transition metal complexes; Palladium-catalyzed reactions of organometallic compounds; Metal-catalysed stereoselective additions of hydrogen cyanide and other small molecules to alkenes and alkynes; Magnesium-anthracene as a source of soluble, active magnesium; Stereo- and regio-selective organic transformations by transition metal catalysis; New applications of organometallic derivatives of Li, Mg, B, Al, Si, Ti and V in selective syntheses; Asymmetric syntheses via heterocyclic intermediates; Stereoselectivity and stereospecificity: new tools in industrial organic chemistry; New route to gem dialkylcyclopropane carboxylic acids; Application to the synthesis of chrysanthemic acids; Dien-ketens: key compounds in natural product synthesis; The "tert-amino effect" in heterocyclic synthesis: in situ generation of 1,5-dipolar intermediates; New n-ylids and their synthetic utility; Stereoselection at 3-carbon units; Recent studies and applications in natural product synthesis; Some synthetic applications of alcohol dehydrogenases and esterases; Enantioselective synthesis of some carbapenem, aminosugar, and nucleoside antibiotics by enzymatic approach; Chemical and enzymatic synthesis of genes; Biohydroxylation of non-activated carbon atoms by the fungus Beauveria sulfurescens;
Carbohydrate-like chiral atoms; Synthetic control leading to the synthesis of carbohydrates; Routes to carbocyclic compounds of pharmaceutical importance from carbohydrates; The kinetic anomeric effect in asymmetric synthesis: a new approach to amino-phosphonic acids; Carbohydrates versus non-carbohydrates in organic synthesis; Carbohydrates in functionally-substituted vinyl carbanion chemistry; The stereospecific synthesis of macrobicyclic and macropolycyclic polyethers from carbohydrate precursors; New approaches to C-glycosides; Strategies in oligosaccharide synthesis

10 illustrations
344 pages


© 1998 Blackwell Science Ltd



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