This two-volume set covers all new developments and, in addition, includes the hot concept of combined Bronsted and Lewis acid catalysis, developed by Hisashi Yamamoto himself. The excellent editorial team has put together an equally top team of expert authors, resulting in a true treasure trove of essential information -- making this a must for every chemist working in organic chemistry and catalysis, in academia as well as in industry.
Hisashi Yamamoto (born 1943) start his research in Hitosi Nozaki's laboratory at the Kyoto University, Japan. After obtaining his PhD under the mentorship of Elias J. Corey, he joined Toray Industries, Inc., Japan and then he became instructor and then lecturer at Kyoto University. In due course, he was professor at the University of Hawaii and at Nagoya University, Japan. Since 2002 he is Professor at the University of Chicago. Hisashi Yamamoto's work has been widely acknowledged and honoured with several academic awards and honours (e.g. Max-Tishler Prize, 1998, Le Grand Prix de la Fondation Maison de la Chimie, 2001, Tetrahedron Chair, 2002). He is on editorial boards of several outstanding publications inclusive European Journal of Organic Chemistry and Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. Kazuaki Ishihara, born in Nagoya 1963, graduated 1986 at Nagoya University. Thereafter he received 1988 his Master of Engineering, and 1991 Ph.D. Nagoya University (Prof. Hisashi Yamamoto)at the same university. From 1991 to 1992 he was Postdoc at Harvard University (E. J. Corey). He started afterwards his academic career at Nagoya University: 1992-1997 Assistant Professor, 1997-2002 Associate Professor and since 2002 Full Professor.