Thieme Chemistry

Science of Synthesis 4.1 new release and video

In June of this year, Thieme Chemistry released Science of Synthesis (SOS) 4.1, the latest version of its unique full-text resource for methods and experimental procedures in synthetic organic chemistry. Included are the latest Knowledge Updates and additions from the Reference Library: a total of approximately 1,650 printed pages of new material. An enhanced interface design and increased content linking through Digital Object Identifiers further enrich the user experience.

Five hundred new SOS Knowledge Updates pages include an entirely new chapter on five-five-fused hetarenes featuring examples of more unusual selenium and tellurium systems. The use of supercritical carbon dioxide as a reaction medium for organic synthesis is another focus.

The available content from the Science of Synthesis Reference Library has also been expanded to include two new volumes comprising a total of 1,168 printed pages. C-1 Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis (2 vols.), edited by Piet W. N. M. van Leeuwen and written by 54 experts, reviews a wide range of reactions to form C-C bonds, including reactions involving catalytic methods, an area that has seen significant developments in recent years. The authoritative overview includes contributions on the first catalysts to enable the introduction of fluoromethyl groups in aromatics.

Science of Synthesis 4.1 also comes with an enhanced interface design that features book covers with zoom functionality to facilitate navigation and allow for a quick overview of volume editors. Also included are improved linking to the primary literature through Digital Object Identifiers, a number of bug fixes, and general software improvements.

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