Fundamentals of Asymmetric Catalysis

Patrick J. Walsh, Marisa C. Kozlowski

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: January 2, 2009

Pages: 688 pages

ISBN: 9781891389542 Related titles:


The field of asymmetric catalysis plays an increasingly large role in chemical synthesis as the demand for single-enantiomer starting materials, intermediates, and products rises. This book describes the essential aspects of enantioselective catalysis in a clear, logical fashion, with chapters organized by concept rather than by reaction type. Each concept is supported by carefully selected examples to give the reader broad exposure to a wide range of catalysts, reactions, and reaction mechanisms. 

This book is designed to introduce advanced undergraduate or graduate chemistry students to asymmetric catalysis. It can be used as the primary text in a course on this topic, or as a reference by researchers who wish to increase their understanding. It is also intended for synthetic chemists who wish to increase their likelihood for success when faced with the prospect of using asymmetric catalysts.

Introduction to Fundamentals of Asymmetric Catalysis
1. Modes of Asymmetric Induction
2. Lewis Acid and Lewis  Base Catalysis
3. Beyond Lewis Acid and Lewis Base Catalysis
4. Asymmetric Induction in Enantioselective Catalysis
5. Nonclassical Two Point Catalyst Substrate Interactions
6. Chiral Poisoning, Chiral Activation, and Screening Achiral Ligands
7. Kinetic Resolution
8. Parallel Kinetic Resolution
9. Dynamic Kinetic Resolution and Dynamic Kinetic Asymmetric Transformations
10. Desymmetrization Reactions
11. Nonlinear Effects, Autocatalysis, and Autoinduction
12. Bifunctional, Dual, and Multifunctional Catalyst Systems
13. Asymmetric Catalysis with Homochiral Substrates: Double Diastereoselection
14. Multistep Asymmetric Catalysis
15. Supported Catalysts
16. Applications of Asymmetric Catalysis in Synthesis

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