Heterocycles from Transition Metal Catalysis

Formation and Functionalization

  • András Kotschy
  • Géza Timári

Part of the Catalysis by Metal Complexes book series (CMCO, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Background

  3. Late transition metal catalysis in the synthesis of heterocycles

  4. Late transition metal catalysis in the functionalization of heterocycles.

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-202

About this book


Heterocycles from Transition Metal Catalysis: Formation and Functionalization provides a concise summary of the prominent role of late transition metal (palladium, nickel, copper) catalysed processes in the synthesis and functionalization of heterocyclic systems. It gives an introduction to catalytic transformations, an overview of the most important reaction types, and presents synthetically useful catalytic processes classified by the target system and the type of transformation.

The multitude and diversity of late transition metal (palladium, copper and nickel) catalysed reactions might seem daunting for the synthetic chemist, but this book converts anxiety to fascination by providing a well organised overview of the key catalytic transformations and their application in the preparation and functionalization of heteroaromatic systems. The demonstration that complex transformations, like a captivating toy, are made up by assembling the same "simple" building blocks, and a survey of the scope and limitations of these processes will help chemists to devise new, more efficient reactions and explain observations in academia and industry alike.

The book provides a representative selection of transition metal catalysed reactions, transformations that are relevant in heterocyclic chemistry. In this way, the authors provide a useful resource for members of the academic community looking for a textbook as well as industrial chemists in search of a reference book. This book is an invaluable resource for synthetic chemists, medicinal chemists, and those more generally interested in applied catalysis.


Coupling reaction catalysis copper heterocyclic chemistry nickel palladium

Authors and affiliations

  • András Kotschy
    • 1
  • Géza Timári
    • 2
  1. 1.Eötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.CHINOIN Co. Ltd. member of Sanofi-Aventis GroupBudapestHungary

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