∗ Surveying the most important phosphorus–containing functional groups
∗ Including representative methods of synthesis, plus references to detailed synthetic procedures
∗ Outlining advances in stereochemical aspects of phosphorus chemistry
∗ Covering areas of current research, such as unusual coordination states, heterocycles, applications of 31P–NMR, and other spectroscopic methods
∗ Providing numerous references to important review articles and recent literature
∗ Presenting electronic mechanisms and reactive intermediates where established
∗ Discussing the importance of phosphorus compounds in living systems and in agricultural applications
Liberally illustrated with equations and structural formulas, A Guide to Organophosphorus Chemistry presents a virtually unparalleled introduction to the subject matter, making it an indispensable instructional tool for aspiring chemists and practicing chemists alike.
Some General Considerations of Organophosphorus Compounds.
The Common 3–Coordinate Functions (¯3, ¯3).
The 4–Coordinate Phosphine Oxides, Other Chalcogenides and Phosphonium Salts.
The Acids of Organophosphorus Chemistry and Their Derivatives.
Phosphorus–31 NMR Spectroscopy.
Other Spectroscopic Techniques in Organophosphorus Chemistry.
Heterocyclic Phosphorus Compounds.
Optically Active Organophosphorus Compounds.
The Low– and High–Coordination States of Phosphorus.
Organophosphorus Chemistry in Biology, Agriculture, and Technology.