Catalysts for Fine Chemical Synthesis: Regio- and Stereo-controlled Oxidations and Reductions
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 alpha, beta-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.