"This is a well written book that encapsulates much of what has been
published recently, so it is a great update to the older editions. The key
concepts come across very clearly."
--Nicholas E. Leadbeater, University of Connecticut.
"I enjoyed reading this book. There is a huge amount of information in it and I believe it will be very useful."
--Patrick J. Walsh, University of Pennsylvania
From reviews of the previous edition:
"It is difficult to find another text
that has the superb qualities of the Hegedus volume--in particular, its appeal
to practitioners of the art of organic synthesis in industry and academe, and
its breadth, which makes it particularly suitable as a textbook for an advanced
undergraduate course in organometallic chemistry or an introductory level
graduate course in synthetic applications of transition metal chemistry."
--Journal of Chemical Education
"An excellent resource for an advanced
undergraduate or first-year graduate course in organometallic chemistry."
The third edition of Transition Metals in the Synthesis of Complex Organic Molecules is a comprehensive revision and significant expansion of the second edition. The clear and systematic approach to the formation, manipulation, and reactivity of organometallic complexes has been maintained. The book is divided into 10 chapters starting with general formalisms, electron counting, and basic principles of organometallic reaction mechanisms. The organic chemistry of transition metals is then presented by class of metal complex, with many examples of applications in the synthesis of complex natural products and pharmaceuticals. The book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as all practicing synthetic organic chemists. It is written for organic chemists and offers an easy entry into the field of organotransition metal chemistry without requiring a background in inorganic chemistry.
About the Authors
Louis S. Hegedus, left, is John K. Stille emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University. He took his B.S. degree at Penn State University, where he carried out research in inorganic chemistry with Prof. Albert Haim, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University under the direction of Professor E.J. Corey, studying the use of organonickel chemistry in organic synthesis. He spent a post doctoral year at Stanford University with Professor J.P. Collman, studying polymer supported catalysis. After a short period as visiting scholar at The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Sweden, with Professor Bjorn Akermark, he began his academic career at Colorado State University, spending his career developing organometallic chemistry for use in organic synthesis. In collaboration with Professor Collman, he coauthored one of the first textbooks in the field of organometallic chemistry in 1980, Principles and Applications of Organotransition Metal Chemistry. In 1994 he wrote the first edition of this text, Transition Metals in the Synthesis of Complex Organic Molecules.
Björn C. G. Söderberg, right, is Professor of Chemistry at the West Virginia University. Professor Söderberg received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University working with Professor Louis S. Hegedus. He started his academic career at University of South Alabama in 1990, and joined the West Virginia University chemistry faculty in 1994. Professor Söderberg’s research focuses on the discovery of new organic reactions catalyzed or mediated by organometallic complexes. He was one of the main contributors to the development of palladium-catalyzed cyclization reactions of nitroaromatic compound leading to nitrogen-containing heterocycles. Professor Söderberg has also contributed to the discovery of new reactions of Fischer carbene