Thieme Chemistry New Release of Science of Synthesis

Exciting New Content and New Features in Upcoming Science of Synthesis Release 4.0.1

ImageScience of Synthesis (SOS) provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology developed to-date in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry. The content is compiled and updated by a community of over 1,750 renowned chemists worldwide.

The upcoming release of SOS 4.0.1 (Q4, 2014) will include 13 new content volumes which comprise approx. 8.000 printed pages in total. Eight of the volumes are Science of Synthesis Knowledge Update volumes dating from 2012 to 2014. Highlights include a comprehensive review of asymmetric transformations catalyzed by gold salts published between 2005 and 2011 by M. J. Campbell and F. D. Toste; a new chapter outlining many of the methods used to synthesis α-aryl ketones and α-hetaryl ketones by J. C. Collings; and an entirely new chapter on thioaldehyde and thioketone S-sulfides (thiosulfines) overviewing methods for their in situ generation as well as their application by G. Mlostoń and H. Heimgartner. The other five volumes comprise part of the much-acclaimed Science of Synthesis Reference Library series. Cross Coupling and Heck-Type Reactions consists of three volumes written by 96 experts and edited by G. A. Molander, J. P. Wolfe and M. Larhed. It includes the best methods currently available for the formation of new carbon-heteroatom and carbon-carbon bonds using metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. The two volumes Multicomponent Reactions written by 63 leading chemists in the multicomponent reactions field and edited by T. J. J. Müller critically review the state of the art of domino, sequential, and consecutive multicomponent reactions.

In addition to new content, this release will include a new HTML5 structure editor which will allow users to draw chemical structures from within the web browser’s page and which will not require any plugins (e.g., Java). Also, functionality will be included that enables users to find specific Science of Synthesis articles quickly using additional operators in the text search box.

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