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Science of synthesis [electronic resource] : Houben-Weyl methods of molecular transformations.


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Stuttgart ; New York : Thieme.
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Title Variation:
Houben-Weyl methods of molecular transformations
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Began in 2000?
Title from home page (Version 3.9, released Mar. 2010, viewed on May 2010).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Science of Synthesis provides a critical review of synthetic methodology developed to-date in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry. As of November 2013, Science of Synthesis includes 30,000 synthetic methods with 275,000 reactions for 2,700 different types of compounds. Features include: Selection of molecular transformations by world-renowned experts with elaboration on scope and limitations. Full-text descriptions of synthetic methods with practical experimental procedures immediately applicable in the lab. Community of over 1,000 experts involved in the review and updating of methods. Logical organization of the synthetic methods for each functional group. Provides text, structure, substructure, and reaction searching capabilities in a powerful, yet easy-to-use, intuitive interface in order to allow rapid lead generation and route optimization. Includes a backfile with the complete Houben-Weyl series, published between 1909 and 2003 and stretching back to methods of the 1800s. The backfile documents are available in PDF format and their tables of content are text searchable. The backfile includes access to 146,000 product specific experimental procedures, 580,000 structures, and 700,000 references. From 2010 onward, Science of Synthesis is being updated quarterly with high-quality content via Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates. The goal of the Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates is to provide a continuous review of the field of synthetic organic chemistry, with an eye toward evaluating and analyzing significant new developments in synthetic methods. A list of stringent criteria for inclusion of each synthetic transformation ensures that only the best and most reliable synthetic methods are incorporated. The Reference Library comprises volumes covering special topics of organic chemistry in a modular fashion, with six main classifications: 1) classical, 2) advances, 3) transformations, 4) applications, 5) structures, and 6) techniques. As of November 2013, titles published in the Reference Library include: Stereoselective Synthesis (Vols. 1-3), Asymmetric Organocatalysis (Vols. 1-2), Water in Organic Synthesis, and Cross Coupling and Heck-Type Reactions (Vols. 1-3). Forthcoming titles include: Multicomponent Reactions, and C-1 Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Available in another form:
Print version: Science of synthesis (DLC) 00061560 (OCoLC)44720690
Print version of quarterly updates to the online resource Science synthesis 2010- (DLC) 2010240135 (OCoLC)692327452


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