Organic Reaction Mechanisms 2008. An annual survey covering the literature dated January to December 2008
This volume is the 44th in this classical series. In every volume relevant reaction mechanisms are featured in chapters entitled: Reaction of Aldehydes and Ketones and their Derivatives Reactions of Carboxylic, Phosphoric, and Sulfonic Acids and their Derivatives Oxidation and Reduction Carbenes and Nitrenes Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Carbocations Nucleophilic Aliphatic Substitution Carbanions and Electrophilic Aliphatic Substitution Elimination Reactions Addition Reactions: Polar Addition Addition Reactions: Cycloadditions Molecular Rearrangements An experienced team of authors is compiling these reviews every year, so that the reader can rely on a continuing quality of selection and presentation. As a new service to the reader all reaction mechanisms leading to stereospecific products are highlighted. This reflects the needs of the organic synthetic community with leads to chiral reactions. Detailed author and subject indexes help the reader to find the information they are looking for. As a new service to the reader all mechanisms featuring 'Enantiospecific and diastereospecific' reactions are highlighted. This reflects the interest of synthetic organic chemists in such reactions and the pharmaceutical role of chiral molecules.