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Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry

Book Description

Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry series of volumes is the definitive resource for authoritative reviews of work in physical organic chemistry. It aims to provide a valuable source of information not only for physical organic chemists applying their expertise to both novel and traditional problems but also for non-specialists across diverse areas who identify a physical organic component in their approach to research. Its hallmark is quantitative, molecular level understanding of phenomena across a diverse range of disciplines.

  • Reviews the application of quantitative and mathematical methods to help readers understand chemical problems
  • Provides the chemical community with authoritative and critical assessments of the many aspects of physical organic chemistry
  • Covers organic, organometallic, bioorganic, enzymes, and materials topics
  • The only regularly published resource for reviews in physical organic chemistry
  • Chapters are written by authoritative experts

  • Wide coverage of topics requiring a quantitative, molecular-level understanding of phenomena across a diverse range of disciplines

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Advisory Board
  5. Copyright
  6. Contributors
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter One. Metal Ion-Promoted Leaving Group Assistance in the Light Alcohols
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Metal Ion-Promoted LGA
    3. 3. Metal Ion-Promoted Alcoholysis of Phosphates
    4. 4. LGA Provided by Metal Ions in the Acyl Transfer from Amides, Ureas, and Carbamates to Solvent ROH
    5. 5. Conclusions and Speculations
  9. Chapter Two. Medium Effects in Biologically Related Catalysis
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Phosphoryl Transfer Reactions
    3. 3. Solvent Effects in Sulfuryl Transfer Reactions
    4. 4. Solvent Effects in SN2 Reactions of S-Adenosylmethionine
    5. 5. Decarboxylation Reactions
    6. 6. Kemp Elimination
    7. 7. Conclusions and Implications for Bioinspired Catalysis
  10. Chapter Three. Combustion Pathways of Biofuel Model Compounds: A Review of Recent Research and Current Challenges Pertaining to First-, Second-, and Third-Generation Biofuels
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Overview of First-Generation Biofuels and Their Model Compounds
    3. 3. Overview of Second-Generation Biofuels and Their Model Compounds
    4. 4. Overview of Third- and Fourth-Generation Biofuels
    5. 5. Challenges in Biofuel Combustion Engineering
    6. 6. Conclusion
  11. Chapter Four. Mechanistic Perspectives on Stereocontrol in Lewis Acid-Mediated Radical Polymerization: Lessons from Small-Molecule Synthesis
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Important Features of Radical Reactivity
    3. 3. Radical Polymerization
    4. 4. Lewis Acids in Radical-Based Polymer Synthesis
    5. 5. Synthetic Radical Transformations
    6. 6. Lewis Acids in Radical-Based Synthetic Transformations
    7. 7. Some Lessons from Synthesis
    8. 8. Conclusion
  12. Subject Index
  13. Author Index
  14. Cumulative Index of Titles
  15. Cumulative Index of Authors