Stuttgart –Thieme Chemistry has announced Science of Synthesis (SOS) 4.1, the latest release of its unique full-text resource for methods and experimental procedures in synthetic organic chemistry. Available as of June, Science of Synthesis will include the latest Knowledge Updates and additions from the Reference Library – a total of approximately 1,650 printed pages of new material. An enhanced interface design and increased content linking through Digital Object Identifiers further enrich the user experience.
The latest release of Science of Synthesis will see the addition of SOS Knowledge Updates comprising approximately 500 printed pages. It includes an entirely new chapter on five-five-fused hetarenes featuring examples of more unusual selenium and tellurium systems. The use of supercritical carbon dioxide as a reaction medium for organic synthesis is another focus. These are only the latest in a continuous series of knowledge updates that follow proven editorial processes and strict criteria for method selection to ensure consistently high content quality. New content will frequently be added to the digital version, which continues to be the most up-to-date evaluated digital reference work available, reflecting the latest developments in synthetic methodology.
The available content from the Science of Synthesis Reference Library has also been expanded to include two new volumes comprising a total of 1,168 printed pages.C-1 Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis (2 vols.), edited by Piet W. N. M. van Leeuwen and written by 54 experts, reviews a wide range of reactions to form C–C bonds, including reactions involving catalytic methods, an area that has seen significant developments in recent years. The authoritative overview includes contributions on the first catalysts to enable the introduction of fluoromethyl groups in aromatics.
Science of Synthesis 4.1 also comes with an enhanced interface design that features book covers with zoom functionality to facilitate navigation and allow for a quick overview of volume editors. The linking to the primary literature through Digital Object Identifiers is increased to further enrich the user experience. The latest SOS version also includes a number of bug fixes and general software improvements to ensure smooth and stable product performance. Many of the suggested fixes arose after intensive discussions with the customer base worldwide (through WebEx sessions, company visits and international roadshows).
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