Volume 2: Synthesis

  • George Britton
  • Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen
  • Hanspeter Pfander

Part of the Carotenoids book series (CAROT, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hanspeter Pfander, Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen, George Britton
      Pages 1-6
    3. Milan Soukup, Paul Spurr, Erich Widmer
      Pages 7-14
    4. Hans Mayer, Urs Hengartner
      Pages 15-26
  3. Coupling Reactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Ludvik Labler, August Rüttimann, Alfred Giger
      Pages 27-54
    3. Percy S. Manchand
      Pages 55-78
    4. Hansgeorg Ernst
      Pages 79-102
    5. Junzo Otera
      Pages 103-114
  4. Carotenoid Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Robert K. Müller
      Pages 115-129
    3. Hanspeter Pfander, Bruno Traber
      Pages 131-159
    4. Hanspeter Pfander, Birgit Bartels
      Pages 161-200
    5. Kurt Bernhard, Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen
      Pages 217-232
    6. Frans Jos Jansen, Johan Lugtenburg
      Pages 233-258
    7. Joachim Paust
      Pages 259-292
    8. Hanspeter Pfander
      Pages 293-294
    9. Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen
      Pages 295-300
  5. Worked Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Kurt Bernhard, Stephan Jäggli
      Pages 301-302
    3. Percy S. Manchand
      Pages 303-305
    4. Hansgeorg Ernst, Peter Münster
      Pages 307-310
    5. Junzo Otera
      Pages 311-314
    6. Hanspeter Pfander
      Pages 315-320
    7. Hanspeter Pfander
      Pages 321-324
    8. Urs Hengartner, Johann Riegl
      Pages 325-326
    9. Joachim Paust, Percy S. Manchand
      Pages 327-329
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-359

About this book


George Britton, Synnl/Jve Liaaen-Jensen and Hanspeter Pfander This book, Volume 2 in the series Carotenoids, is the first book to be published that is devoted entirely to the total synthesis of carotenoids, but it is timely in view of the rapid development and the growing diversification of the carotenoid field. The 1971 Carotenoids book contained a major chapter of 250 pages on total synthesis by H. Mayer and O. Isler. That comprehensive and authoritative review described systematically the construction of many synthons and the synthesis of many natural and unnatural carotenoids and related compounds. Twenty five years on, that chapter remains an essential reference work and source of information, with its extensive collection of tabulated data and lists of references to the original literature. Surveys of progress since 1971 have been presented at the IUPAC International Symposia on Carotenoids and are included in the published proceedings of these symposia. The history of major publications in the carotenoid field, leading to the development of this series, was outlined in the preface to the series published in Vol. IA. The general philo­ sophy outlined in that preface, with emphasis on practical guidance and the inclusion of worked examples of some of the most useful procedures, is maintained in Vol. 2. In kceping with this philosophy, Vol. 2 is not intended to be an exhaustive review of the literature, but is planned as a practical book, as well as a source of information.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George Britton
    • 1
  • Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen
    • 2
  • Hanspeter Pfander
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryThe University of LiverpoolLiverpoolEngland
  2. 2.Organic Chemistry LaboratoriesNorwegian University of Science and Technology The Norwegian Institute of TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Institut für organische ChemieUniversität BernBernSwitzerland

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