Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry

Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 1st Edition

Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 1st Edition,Alan Katritzky,ISBN9780124045989

Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry

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  • Provides up-to-date material on a fast-growing and highly topical subject area
  • Contains the latest research covering a wide variety of heterocyclic topics
  • Written by leading authorities and designed as a handbook for students and industry and academic researchers


Established in 1960, Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry is the definitive serial in the area—one of great importance to organic chemists, polymer chemists and many biological scientists. Written by established authorities in the field, the comprehensive reviews combine descriptive chemistry and mechanistic insight and yield an understanding of how the chemistry drives the properties.


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Alan Katritzky

Alan Katritzky was educated at Oxford and has held faculty positions at Cambridge and East Anglia before he migrated in 1980 to the University of Florida, where he was Kenan Professor and Director for the Institute for Heterocyclic Compounds. During his career he has trained more than 1000 graduate students and post-docs, and lectured and consulted world-wide. He led the team, which produced “Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry” and its sequels, "CHEC-II" and "CHEC-III”, has edited “Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Vols. 1 through 111” and conceived the plan for “Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations”. He founded Arkat-USA, a non-profit organization which publishes “Archive for Organic Chemistry” (ARKIVOC) an electronic journal completely free to authors and readers at (www.arkat-usa.org). Honors include 14 honorary doctorates from 11 countries and membership of foreign membership of the National Academies of Britain, Catalonia, India, Poland, Russia and Slovenia.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

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Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 1st Edition

  • Editorial Advisory Board
  • Preface to Volume 108
  • List of Contributors
  • Chapter One. Reactivity of Thiophenes, Oligothiophenes and Benzothiophenes
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Reactivity of Fully Conjugated Rings
    • 3 Formation of Transition Metal Complexes of Thiophenes
    • 4 Transition Metal Catalyzed Reactions of Thiophenes, Benzothiophenes and Oligothiophenes
    • 5 Reactivity of Nonconjugated Rings
    • 6 Reactivity of Substituents Attached to Ring Carbon Atoms
    • 7 Reactivity of Substituents Attached to the Thiophene Sulfur Atom
    • References
  • Chapter Two. Recent Advances in the Chemistry of 1,3-Dioxoles and 1,3-Oxathioles
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Properties
    • 3 Reactivity
    • 4 Synthesis
    • 5 Applications
    • References
  • Chapter Three. The Literature of Heterocyclic Chemistry, Part XI, 2008–2009
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 General Sources and Topics
    • 3 Three-Membered Rings
    • 4 Four-Membered Rings
    • 5 Five-Membered Rings
    • 6 Six-Membered Rings
    • 7 Rings with More than Six Members
    • 8 Heterocycles Containing Unusual Heteroatoms
    • References
  • Index

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