From reviews of previous volumes:
"Essential for chemistry collections at the university and research levels." -New York Public Library
"Highly recommended . . . lots of succinct, practical information on recent developments . . . in a format that is easy to use. The reagents are taken up in alphabetical order (common usage names, not CAS indexing codenames), sometimes several to a page, sometimes several pages to a reagent. One can expect to find how to make the reagent (in loose terms), or where it can be bought, what it is good for, and where to seek complete details. As with previous volumes, one can profit from just browsing, even if one does not feel a need to look up any particular subject. It is thus a secondary function of the book to help one keep abreast of the field, and it would be a rare chemist who would not learn something new and useful from a casual perusal of the pages." -Journal of the American Chemical Society
This highly successful series has provided generations of professional chemists with a comprehensive, up-to-date look at the reagent literature. Now the series continues with its concise descriptions, good structural formulas, and selected examples of application, providing references to new reagents as well as to reagents included in previous volumes. This volume covers the synthetic literature from 2005 to 2006.
TSE-LOK HO is Professor of Organic Chemistry at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. His research interests are in organic synthesis, including the total synthesis of natural products and the underlying methodology. He has written twenty-seven books. Dr. Ho holds degrees from National Taiwan University and the University of New Brunswick, Canada.