Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis
Laszlo Kurti, Barbara Czako; ISBN: 0124297854
A top book published a few years back, this has only just been brought to my attention. Containing the usual list of named reactions, Kurti and Czako have taken a rather similar approach to Warren et al. in their Organic Chemistry, using colour in their detailed mechanisms to ensure clarity. The dicussion of each reaction is also referenced heavily, detailing the primary papers, and subsequent modifications/clarifications. Lastly, and of particular note, the use of each reaction is considered, and examples in seminal total syntheses is often present. And, at Â£57 a copy, isn’t too expensive.