The book is extensively referenced and so provides a convenient point of entry to the primary literature.
Reduction of alkenes.
Reduction of ketones and imines.
Epoxidation of alkenes.
Further oxidation reactions.
Nucleophilic addition to carbonyl compounds.
The aldol and related reactions.
The Diels–Alder reaction and related transformations.
Catalytic reactions involving metal carbenoids.
Catalytic carbon–carbon bond–forming reactions.
Conjugate addition reactions.
Further catalytic reactions.
– Chemistry in Britain
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