The chemistry of heterocyclic compounds is one of the most complex branches of organic chemistry. It is equally interesting for its theoretical implications, for the diversity of its synthetic procedures, and for the physiological and industrial significance of heterocyclic compounds. The aim of this series is to offer expert presentations of the various branches of heterocyclic chemistry. The subdivisions have been designed to cover the field in its entirety by monographs which reflect the importance and the interrelations of the various compounds, and accommodate the specific interests of the authors.
Alfred Hassner was born in Czernowitz and spent WWII in hiding while he lost his father; after the war he returned to study in Vienna and then immigrated to the USA where he continued his studies. Hassner is currently Emeritus Professor at Bar Ilan University. Hassner is the author of 320 scientific publications; he was editor of scientific series: Advances in Asymmetric Synthesis (JAI press); Small Ring Heterocycles (Wiley);Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry (Springer).
Oxiranes (M. Bartok and K. Lang). Arene Oxides-Oxpins (D. Boyd and D. Jerina). Oxaziridines (M. Haddadin and J. Freeman). Dioxetanes and a-Peroxylactones (W. Adam and F. Yany). Four-Membered Sulfur Heterocycles (D. Dittmer and T. Sedergran). Author and Subject Indexes.