From the Back Cover
Written with advanced students and lecturers in mind, the unique didactic problem/solution approach helps both in the training of synthetic methods while also providing explanations for the reaction type used. All examples are taken from actual laboratory practice, with each problem clearly divided into key reactions, backed by rapid cross-references for easy access to the literature.
Praise for the previous volume:
"The brevity and clarity of style, and the clear layout all contribute to ready assimilation. Mechanisms are provided in a way that leads to a clear understanding of the major principles. Any organic postgraduate student can gain much from this book, and should own a copy."
C. M. Marson, University College London, in: Applied Organometallic Chemistry
About the Author
Felix Major started studying Chemistry at the University of Goettingen, Germany, in October 1998. After joining the group of Prof. Clayden at the University of Manchester for 3 months in 2002 he returnded to Goettingen and accomplished his diploma in September 2003 under the guidance of Prof. Tietze. He is now doing his doctoral research in the same group focusing on the synthesis and biological evaluation of prodrug analogues of the antibiotic CC-1065 for a selective treatment of cancer.
Thomas Redert started studying chemistry at the University of Goettingen, Germany, in October 1999. After staying in the United Kingdom in 2002/2003 at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and joining the group of Dr. J.G. Knight, he returned to Goettingen and received his diploma in chemistry in July 2004. He is currently a doctoral researcher at the University of Goettingen. His research deals with the application of Palladium-catalyzed dominocyclisations for the synthesis of natural product analagues.
Florian Stecker received his diploma in organic chemistry from the University of Goettingen, Germany, in July 2004. He started studying chemistry in Goettingen in October 1999 and worked at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) under the direction of Prof. Max Malacria in 2002/2003. Shortly thereafter, he joined the group of Prof. Tietze (Goettingen) where he is currently a doctoral researcher. He is committed to the Palladium-catalyzed domino-Wacker-Heck reaction for the enantioselective synthesis of vitamin E and other closely related chromanes/chromenes.
Julia Zinngrebe started studying chemistry at the University of Goettingen, Germany, in October 1998. After joinging the group of Prof. Clayden at the University of Manchester for 3 months in 2002 she returned to Goettingen and accomplished her diploma in September 2003 under the guidance of Prof. Tietze. She is now doing her doctoral research in the same group and works in the field of Palladium-catalyzed domino-reactions for the enantioselective synthesis of vitamin E.