Stanley M. Roberts

  • Volume 5 in the Catalysts for Fine Chemical Synthesis series describes new procedures for the regio- and stereo-controlled transformations of compounds involving oxidation or reduction reactions. It describes a wide range of catalysts, including organometallic systems, biocatalysts and biomimetics. This volume also includes descriptions of a variety of conversions, including: Baeyer-Villiger oxidations; Epoxidation reactions; Hydroxylation reactions; Oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids; Reduction of ketones; and Reduction of alkenes including a, ß-unsaturated carbonyl compounds. The book will be an important text for practising synthetic organic chemists in industry and academia. Protocols are written in a standard format by the authors who have discovered them Hints, tips and safety advice (where appropriate) is given to ensure that the procedures are reproducible Indications are given as to the range of starting materials used and, where appropriate, comparisons to alternative methodology Includes relevant references to the primary literature.

  • This series offers practical help for advanced undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, as well as experienced chemists in industry and academia working with catalysts in organic and organometallic synthesis. It features tested and validated procedures, authoritative reviews on classes of catalysts, and assessments of all types of catalysts. Micro- and Mesoporous Solid Catalysts describes the use of zeolites and mesoporous solids as catalysts for the production of fine and specialty chemicals. Specific tips and hints are provided and some typical procedures are described in detail In addition to discussing the pros and cons, several major organic transformations are examined including aromatic substitutions, heterocyclic ring formation, amines synthesis, oligomerisation, oxidation and hydroxylation, and other regioselective and stereoselective reactions Features tutorial introductory chapters, including tips and hints for achieving successful organic transformations Important reactions are featured together with recommendations to resolve potential problems.