About the book
STEREOCHEMISTRY covering all important aspects beginning from its history discusses molecular geometry in terms of bond distances and dihedral angles aong with the biological importance of chirality and its effect on taste, odor, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals followed by the basic principles, conformations and configurations, the methods for writing structures in two dimensional and three dimensional projections and their interconversions. The molecular symmetry and chirality and stereochemical nomenclature, prostereoisomerism and stereoselective synthesis, chirality in molecules devoid of any stereogenic atoms, practical methods for determining stereochemistry of organic compounds using NMR and HPLC and methods for determination of enantiomeric conformations are discussed in detail. This book is written especially for the students at undergraduate and postgraduate level and will be equally useful for researchers in various organic chemistry laboratories.
Preface / History of Stereochemistry / Molecular Geometry / The Biological Importance of Chirality / Stereoisomerism / Optical Activity, Chirality, Enantiomeric and Diastereomeric Excess / Molecular Projections / Molecular Symmetry and Chirality / Nomenclature / Stereoisomerism in Unsaturated Compounds / Conformation of Acylic and Cyclic Compounds / Prostereoisomerism and Asymmetric Synthesis / Chirality in Molecules Devoid of Stereogenic Atom / Racemization and Resolution of Enantiomers / Dynamic Stereochemistry / Methods for Determination of Stereochemistry / The Influence of Strains, Interactions on Molecular Structure / Methods for Determination of Enantiomeric Composition / Index.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students