"Acid Catalysis in Modern Organic Synthesis
is an excellent reference book that should be available in every well-equipped chemistry library. It will certainly be helpful for many scientists as a guide through the ever-growing jungle of acids catalysis." (Angewandte Chemie International Edition
, January 12, 2009)
From the Back Cover
The two different common types of acid in chemistry, Bronsted and Lewis acids, are both highly reactive compounds, and can function as catalysts. With their help, synthesis is faster, needs less resources, leads to less byproducts or waste, and therefore more efficient.
This reference covers all new developments and, in addition, includes the hot concept of combined Bronsted and Lewis acid catalysis, developed by the editor, Hisashi Yamamoto himself. He has put together an excellent team of expert authors, resulting in a true treasure trove of essential information -- making this a must for catalytic and organic chemists, as well as those working with/on organometallics.