Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds, since its inception, has been recognized as a cornerstone of heterocyclic chemistry. Each volume attempts to discuss all aspects properties, synthesis, reactions, physiological and industrial significance of a specific ring system. To keep the series up-to-date, supplementary volumes covering the recent literature on each individual ring system have been published. Many ring systems (such as pyridines and oxazoles) are treated in distinct books, each consisting of separate volumes or parts dealing with different individual topics. With all authors are recognized authorities, the
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Alfred Hassner was born in Czernowitz and spent WWII in hiding while he lost his father; after the war he returned to study in Vienna and then immigrated to the USA where he continued his studies. Hassner is currently Emeritus Professor at Bar Ilan University.
Hassner is the author of 320 scientific publications; he was editor of scientific series: Advances in Asymmetric Synthesis (JAI press); Small Ring Heterocycles (Wiley);Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry (Springer).