Volatile organic solvents are the normal media used in both research scale and industrial scale synthesis of organic chemicals. Their environmental impact is significant, however, and so the development of alternative reaction media has become of great interest. Developments in the use of water as a solvent for organic synthesis have reached the point where it could now be considered a viable solvent for many organic reactions. Organic Reactions in Water demonstrates the underlying principles of using water as a reaction solvent and, by reference to a range of reaction types and systems, it's effective use in synthetic organic chemistry. Written by an internationally respected team of contributors, and with a strong focus on the practical use of water as a reaction medium, this book illustrates the enormous potential of water for the development of new and unique chemistries and synthetic strategies, while at the same time offering a much reduced environmental impact.
Marcus Lindstrom has recently joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Canada as Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry. Prior to his move to Canada he was Associate Professor of Chemistry at Lund University, Sweden. Contributors to the book: Professor Ronald Breslow Dr Jan B. F. N. Engberts Dr Shu Kobayashi Dr Chikako Ogawa Dr Chao-Jun Li Dr Francesco Fringuelli Dr Oriana Piermatti Dr Ferdinando Pizzo Dr Luigi Vaccaro Professor T. V. RajanBabu Dr Seunghoon Shin Dr Roger Sheldon Dr Denis Sinou Professor Charles L. Liotta Professor C A Eckert Dr J.P. Hallett Dr Pamela Pollet Dr Kaoru Nakamura Dr Tomoko Matsuda Professor K. Barry Sharpless Dr Sridhar Narayan Dr Valery V. Fokin Professor Boy Cornils Dr Ernst Wiebus