Asymmetric Organocatalysis: From Biomimetic Concepts to Applications in Asymmetric Synthesis
Copyright © 2005 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Author(s): Prof. Dr. Albrecht Berkessel, Dr. Harald Gröger
Published Online: 5 AUG 2005
Print ISBN: 9783527305179
Online ISBN: 9783527604678
About this Book
Asymmetric catalysis represents still one of the major challenges in modern organic chemistry. Besides the well-established asymmetric metal-complex-catalysed syntheses and biocatalysis, the use of "pure" organic catalysts turned out to be an additional efficient tool for the synthesis of chiral building blocks. In this handbook, the experienced authors from academia and industry provide the first overview of the important use of such metal-free organic catalysts in organic chemistry. With its comprehensive description of numerous reaction types, e.g., nucleophilic substitution and addition reactions as well as cycloadditions and redox reactions, this book targets organic chemists working in industry and academia, and deserves a place in every laboratory.