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The reference work "Science of Synthesis: Catalytic Transformations via C-H Activation" covers the state of the art in C-H activation chemistry. Experts in the field present the best synthetic methods including typical or general experimental procedures. As such, this two volume set can serve as both a basis for the practical application of the techniques discussed, and as an educational resource to lay the foundations for future research.
Volume 2 concerns the formation of C-C bonds by C-H activation of non-(het)arene substrates as well as C-H activation using special reagents or techniques. The formation of C-heteroatom bonds by predominantly arene C-H activation is also reviewed. For C-C bond formation, the material is subdivided into allylic, alkyl, and double C-H activation techniques, coupling using carbenes or radicals, and carbonylation or carboxylation processes. For C-heteroatom bond formation, the material is subdivided into the formation of C-halogen bonds, C-N bonds (by palladium catalysis or nitrene insertion), C-O bonds (by biomimetic/organocatalytic or metal-catalyzed oxidation), and C-B bonds.