Domino reactions are the key to sequences of chemical transformations, which allow products to be synthesized in one–pot in a simple, efficient and elegant way without isolating any intermediates. Such reactions can not only be employed in basic research but also in applied chemistry and their use has a twofold advantage. On the one hand for industry, since the costs of labor, waste management, energy as well as chemicals decrease, and on the other hand their use is beneficial for our environment, since they help to save our natural resources and lighten the burden on our environment. It is therefore not surprising that this new concept has been rapidly adopted by the scientific community.
Containing over one thousand citations, this book covers novel reaction sequences right up to the middle of 2005 while also including important older work. Moreover, some recent work from as recently as 2006 is also discussed.
Written by the well–respected expert Professor Lutz Tietze and his students, Gordon Brasche and Kersten Gericke, who analyze the potential of this revolutionary concept, this is a definite must for every organic chemist at universities and research institutions, as well as those working in the chemicals industry.
Cationic domino reactions
Anionic domino reactions
Radical domino reactions
Pericyclic domino reactions
Photochemically induced domino processes
Transition metal catalysis
Domino reactions initiated by oxidation or reduction
Enzymes in domino reactions
Special techniques in domino reactions
"The book is nicely produced with very clear schemes. The text is concise but also a good read at the same time. This is a book that all serious synthetic organic chemists should add to their personal library...Domino reactions are one of the emerging philosophies in planning organic synthesis and their use should now be considered in every chemical synthesis whether in the laboratory or in industry – this book is an excellent guide." Chemistry World