The eighteenth annual volume of Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry, covers the literature published during 2005 on most of the important heterocyclic ring systems. This volume opens with two specialized reviews. The first, by Heui-Yeon Kim and Cheon-Gyu Cho covers 'The Diels-Alder cycloadditions of 3,5-dibromo-2-pyrone and its derivatives'. The second, by Jean-Luc Girardet and Stanley Lang discusses 'Recent developments in the chemistry of nucleosides'. The remaining chapters examine the 2005 literature on the common heterocycles in order of increasing ring size and the heteroatoms present. References are incorporated into the text using the journal codes adopted by Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry, and are listed in full at the end of each chapter. Included in the index are systematic heterocyclic ring system names.
Gordon Gribble is the Dartmouth Professor of Chemistry at Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA. His research program covers several areas of organic chemistry, most of which involve synthesis, including novel indole chemistry, triterpenoid synthesis, DNA intercalation, and new synthetic methodology. Prof Gribble also has a deep interest in naturally occurring organohalogen compounds, and in the chemistry of wine and wine making.