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Phase Transfer Catalysis in Organic Synthesis

  • William P. Weber
  • George W. Gokel

Part of the Reactivity and Structure: Concepts in Organic Chemistry book series (REACTIVITY, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 1-17
  3. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 18-43
  4. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 44-57
  5. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 58-72
  6. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 73-84
  7. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 85-95
  8. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 96-108
  9. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 109-116
  10. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 117-135
  11. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 136-205
  12. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 206-214
  13. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 215-220
  14. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 221-233
  15. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 234-241
  16. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
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  17. William P. Weber, George W. Gokel
    Pages 252-266
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 267-280

About this book

Introduction

The field of phase transfer catalysis is a tribute to the chemists involved in process development research. Phase transfer catalysis is a solution to numerous cost and yield problems encountered regularly in industrial laboratories. In fact, much of the early work in this area was conducted by industrial chemists although the work was not labelled phase transfer catalysis at the time. We certainly do not intend to minimize the contributions of academic chemists to this field, but it is an unalterable fact that much of the early understanding and many of the early advances came from industrial laboratories. A special tribute is due to Dr. Charles Starks of the Continental Oil Company. By the mid sixties, Starks had formulated the principles of phase transfer catalysis and had applied for patents on many reactions that others were later to examine in somewhat greater detail. His mechanistic model of phase transfer catalysis still stands up well today and is a model for much of the thinking in this area. It is fitting that Starks suggested the name "phase transfer catalysis" by which the whole field is now known. We wish to thank a number of people who have aided us in many ways in the preparation of this volume. We very much appreciate the helpful discussions and insights provided by Drs. Henry Stevens and Andrew Kaman of PPG Industries in Barberton, Ohio. We also thank Dr. L. A.

Keywords

Alkene Amine Ether Phenol Weber aromatic carbon catalysis nucleophile organic synthesis oxygen polymer rearrangement synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • William P. Weber
    • 1
  • George W. Gokel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversity Park, Los AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry152 Davey Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-46357-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46359-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46357-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-2377
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