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Introduction to Organic Stereochemistry


Stereochemistry is one of the most important scientific concepts, but also one of the most difficult areas of chemistry to grasp. Their importance is evident not only in chemistry, but also in many other natural sciences. To have a good understanding of stereochemistry and its implications, one must be able to think three-dimensionally and use extensive and often confusing terminology. Introduction to Organic Stereochemistry is not intended to be a comprehensive textbook. We wanted to write a book that would take the beginner step by step and also provide insight into how stereochemical knowledge is used in planning a synthetic strategy and explaining the results of some reactions. The first chapters were tailored to students studying chemistry, but are also suitable for students of biochemistry or medicine, insofar as a stereochemical awareness is required but no more complex details are necessary. These chapters cover the identification and assignment of various properties of chiral organic molecules and, apart from general basic chemical knowledge, do not require any prior knowledge of stereochemistry. The following chapters are more tailored to the advanced graduate student. Here an understanding of the predictability is created by stereochemical models such as Cram's rule, more demanding stereochemical terms such as topicity or stereoselectivity are important here.


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About the authors

Dr. S. Buxton is editor-in-chief of organic chemical publications at the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK. Prof. Dr. St. Roberts is Professor of Organic and Biochemistry at Liverpool University, UK.
The translator, Priv.-Doz. Dr. A. Stephen K. Hashmi, is an organic chemist at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt a.M. He gives lectures on the subject for major and minor subjects.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleIntroduction to Organic Stereochemistry
  • Authors Sheila R. Buxton
    Stanley M. Roberts
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationVieweg + Teubner Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1999
  • Publisher NameVieweg + Teubner Verlag, Wiesbaden
  • eBook PackagesSpringer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-528-06996-4
  • eBook ISBN978-3-663-09876-8
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of PagesXII, 264
  • Number of Illustrations41 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • TopicsMathematics, general
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