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Stuttgart – Science of Synthesis continues as the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource for synthetic chemists worldwide: The new Reference Library volume focuses on photocatalysis and the Knowledge Updates include recent information on the constantly growing area of bismuth compounds, as well as carbamic acids and esters. Related Thieme content can now be reached via links to Thieme Chemistry’s discovery tool SynOne.

The Science of Synthesis Reference Library covers expert-evaluated content focusing on subjects of particular current interest. The latest volume in the Science of Synthesis Reference Library, Photocatalysis in Organic Synthesis, edited by B. König, introduces the key basic concepts of photophysics and describes typical laboratory set-ups for photoredox catalysis – an area that has developed rapidly over the past 15 years. Written by pioneers and leaders in the field, the volume addresses newcomers and experts alike, presenting a collection of the most useful, practical, and reliable methods of photocatalysis. Thus, synthetic chemists are provided with the necessary insights to apply the new, visible-light-based tools immediately and reliably. In addition to detailed descriptions of key photocatalytic transformations, including representative experimental procedures, the volume includes a range of industrial case studies.

Synthesis and application of bismuth compounds and other Knowledge Update highlights

The SOS Knowledge Updates complement the SOS Reference Library to make Science of Synthesis the complete information source for the modern synthetic chemist. Among the highlights is the major update by A. Gagnon et al. on the synthesis and application of bismuth compounds, an area which has seen much growth in recent years. Also of interest are the updates on carbamic acids and esters by J. Podlech, on tetraheterosubstituted methanes with a carbon-halogen bond by R. Zimmer et al. and on various alkenylsulfur compounds by R. Kawecki, as well as on oxetanes and oxetan-3-ones by R. A. Croft and J. A. Bull. The new Science of Synthesis Knowledge Update comprises a total of approx. 500 printed pages. Due in great part to this discerning and continuous updating process, SOS prevails as the most up-to-date evaluated electronic reference work available, emphasizing the most significant developments in synthetic methodology.

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