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Basic Organic Stereochemistry


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Preface. Introduction. Structure. Stereoisomers. Symmetry. Configuration. Properties of Stereoisomers and Stereoisomer Discrimination. Separation of Stereoisomers, Resolution, and Racemization. Heterotopic Ligands and Faces: Prostereoisomerism Prochirality. Stereochemistry of Alkenes. Conformation of Acyclic Molecules. Configuration and Conformation of Cyclc Molecules. Stereoselective Synthesis. Chiroptical Properties. Chirality in Molecules Devoid of Chiral Centers. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

ERNEST L. ELIEL, PhD, is W. R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is the coauthor of Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds and the recipient of numerous academic and scientific awards. Professor Eliel is past president of the American Chemical Society and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. SAMUEL H. WILEN, PhD, (deceased) was Professor of Chemistry at City College, City University of New York. MICHAEL P. DOYLE, PhD, is Vice President of Research Corporation, located in Tucson, Arizona, and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Arizona. He is the recipient of numerous awards for research and teaching.


"Written for advanced undergraduate students, this book explains the concepts and properties of stereoisomers..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 3, September 2001) "the book has much to offer to both industrial and academic chemists of all levels." (Synthesis, No.15, 2001) "this is an excellent well-written textbook that should be in every library" (Organic Process Research & Development) "a comprehensive and authoritative reference volume - the 'bible' of organic stereochemistry" (Perkin Transactions, No.21, 2001) "I endorse this book without reservations" Chemweb book of the week (The Alchemist, 9 April 2002)

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