"This fascinating book captures the diversity and applicability of an area of research that has emerged as one of the fastest growing fields in organic chemistry. As a text that addresses the major concepts of asymmetric catalysis, it could serve as an excellent aid for a university course...this book is destined to become a firm favorite for advanced and graduate students. Additionally, the book can be recommended to all scientists in academia and industry with an interest in asymmetric catalysis--as a source of information and for references. [It] is worth the price and should appear on many bookshelves and in many libraries."-Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2009, 48
"It is my opinion that this text will be widely accepted by the organic chemical community. There is nothing like it currently on the market. It reminds me of the Morrison & Mosher text, Asymmetric Synthesis, that was published more than three decades ago. The authors have generated the "New Bible" of asymmetric catalysis. The results are truly impressive and the cases are both relevant and current." --David A. Evans, Harvard University
"This book is a great
tool and "go to" book for students and practitioners interested in
-Mukund Sibi, North Dakota State University
"This is an
impressive piece of scholarship that will be welcomed by the catalysis
-Jeffrey S. Johnson, University of North Carolina
The field of asymmetric catalysis plays
an increasingly large role in chemical synthesis as the demand for single-enantiomer
starting materials, intermediates, and products rises. This book
describes the essential aspects of enantioselective catalysis in a clear,
logical fashion, with chapters organized by concept rather than by reaction
type. Each concept is supported by carefully selected examples to give
the reader broad exposure to a wide range of catalysts, reactions, and
This book is designed to introduce advanced undergraduate or graduate chemistry students to asymmetric catalysis. It can be used as the primary text in a course on this topic, or as a reference by researchers who wish to increase their understanding. It is also intended for synthetic chemists who wish to increase their likelihood for success when faced with the prospect of using asymmetric catalysts.
About the Authors
is a Professor of Chemistry at University of Pennsylvania. He
received his B.A. from UC San Diego, where he was mentored by Prof. Charles
Perrin, and his Ph.D from UC Berkeley, where he studied organometallic chemistry
with Prof. Robert G. Bergman. Following
an NSF postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. K. B. Sharpless at the Scripps
Research Institute, he moved across town to become an assistant professor at San
Diego State University and a professor at Centro
de Graduados e Investigación, Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana (Mexico).
In 1999 he moved to his current position at the University of
Pennsylvania where he is currently professor of chemistry.
Walsh has received several awards, most recent of which was the 2006
Philadelphia Section Award of the ACS. Walsh’s
interests are in asymmetric catalysis, development of new methods, reaction
mechanisms, and inorganic synthesis.
Marisa Kozlowski is a Professor of Chemistry at University of Pennsylvania. She received an A. B. in Chemistry from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley under the direction of Paul Bartlett. After studying asymmetric catalysis in the laboratories of David A. Evans at Harvard University as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, she joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Kozlowski is the recipient of a number of awards including a DuPont Young Investigator Award, an NSF Career Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. The major focus of Professor Kozlowski’s research is the development of methods for the design of asymmetric catalysts.
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