New reference titles at the Swain Library

November 22, 2013
Grace Baysinger
Stereoselective synthesis of drugs and natural products

Noteworthy online reference works of potential interest include:

  • Comprehensive enantioselective organocatalysis: Catalysts, reactions, and applications
  • Encyclopedia of membrane science and technology
  • Stereoselective synthesis of drugs and natural products
  • UV/Vis+ Spectra data base

Comprehensive enantioselective organocatalysis: Catalysts, reactions, and applications

This is the most comprehensive handbook on organocatalysis. All relevant catalyst systems are discussed in detail, as well as key strategies, reaction types, and important applications in total synthesis. The first two volumes cover catalyst structures and fundamental activation types. These chapters allow readers to familiarize themselves with the relatively complex interactions that make organocatalytic reactions selective; to gain an insight into the most efficient catalyst types; and to understand the importance of physical parameters that influence reactivity and selectivity. Volume three is structured around reaction types, i.e. nucleophile additions to C=X and C=C bonds; Friedel-Crafts reactions, organocatalytic sigmatropic reactions, regioselective reactions and desymmetrization strategies, ring-forming reactions, multicomponent (domino) reactions, multicatalyst systems and the application of organocatalytic reactions in multistep synthesis are discussed.

Encyclopedia of membrane science and technology

"Provides critical assessment of the status and advancements in materials and fabrication of membranes, membrane based processes, and applications critical to industrial applications and research. This online encyclopedia considers the fast growing interest in synthetic membranes and their many applications including drinking water purification, gas separations, food technology, biotechnology, drug delivery devices, rechargeable batteries and fuel cells." (Publishers's description)

Stereoselective synthesis of drugs and natural products

"Emphasizing synthetic strategy and practice, this online reference work features experimental procedures for stereoselective synthetic reactions applicable to drug targets and natural products. The reference details synthetic methodology, reaction mechanisms, and applications for medicinal chemistry and drug discovery; and explores strategy and interdisciplinary work, laboratory synthesis for natural products, the preparative aspects of stereoselective synthesis for drugs, natural products, and potential biologically active compounds." (Publishers's description)

UV/Vis+ Spectra data base (UV/Vis+ photochemistry database)

"The 7th edition of the science-softCon "UV/Vis+ Spectra Data Base" contains about 5600 spectra/data sheets (ascii-format) and additional photochemistry information from published papers of about 900 substances. The data base is subdivided into 27 substance groups.  The database is divided into a Literature Service and a Spectra Service.  The Literature Service provides spectra data sheets with information concerning publications of EUV-VUV-UV-Vis-NIR spectral data and related information (e.g. quantum yield studies, photolysis studies, etc.).  The Spectra Service provides in addition the spectra data (high and low resolution spectra, from low temperatures to high temperatures) in digital form, graphical representations of the spectral data, and additional photochemical information." (Publisher's description)