Heterocyclic compounds are of prime importance to organic chemists working in the chemical industry, and heterocyclic chemistry is therefore a fundamental topic in undergraduate chemistry courses. The emphasis of this short text is on synthetic aspects rather than properties, and it covers the essential details and basic principles with reference to all the important classes of heterocyclic compounds. Instructional problems are included as an aid to comprehension,
and references to more detailed texts are provided.
Introduction; Pyrroles, thiophenes and furans; Indoles, benzothiophenes and benzofurans; Imidazoles and pyrazoles; Oxazoles and isoxazoles; Thiazoles and isothiazoles; Oxadiazoles, triazines, and tetrazines; Pyridines and diazines; Pyrones, chromones, and coumarins; Purines, pyrimidines, and pteridines; Reduced heterocycles.