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Chapter 1

Introduction

This first chapter is thought to provide a general introduction about organocatalysis, defining the concept, contextualizing the methodology in the field of asymmetric catalysis and explaining the advantages and disadvantages associated to this approach with respect to metal-mediated catalysis. A classification of the organocatalysts according to their mechanism of action is also disclosed, which will allow to understand all the reactions presented in the following chapters according to a mechanistic point of view. Finally, an statement indicating the aim and the organization of the book has also been included for clarity.

Publication details

Print publication date
18 Oct 2010
Copyright year
2011
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-024-2
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-218-5

From the book series:
Catalysis Series