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Title: Stereochemistry and global connectivity: An overview

item Cheng, Huai
item MARYANOFF, CYNTHIA - Retired Non ARS Employee
item MILLER, BRADLEY - American Chemical Society
item SCHMIDT, DIANE - University Of Cincinnati

Submitted to: ACS Symposium Series
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/6/2017
Publication Date: 11/2/2017
Citation: Cheng, H.N., Maryanoff, C.A., Miller, B.D., Schmidt, D.G. 2017. Stereochemistry and global connectivity: An overview. In: Cheng, H.N., Maryanoff, C.A., Miller, B.D., Schmidt, D.G., editors. Stereochemistry and Global Connectivity: The Legacy of Ernest L. Eliel Volume 1. ACS Symposium Series 1257. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. p. 1-10.

Interpretive Summary: This article serves as the introductory chapter to a book called “Stereochemistry and Global Connectivity: The Legacy of Ernest Eliel” published by ACS and edited by H. N. Cheng, Cynthia Maryanoff, Bradley Miller, and Diane Schmidt. Professor Eliel was an eminent organic chemist, who made seminal contributions to organic stereochemistry. He was also active in ACS, serving as ACS President in 1992, when he started several international initiatives. This book contains 21 chapters written by researchers who are active in stereochemistry and conformational analysis and by people who are involved in ACS international activities. This article provides a synopsis of all the papers given in the book, thereby conveniently providing a summary of the advances and recent developments in these fields. The authors hope that this article may give the readers a better appreciation and more in-depth knowledge of stereochemistry and global connectivity.

Technical Abstract: Stereochemistry is a fundamental concept in chemistry with relevance to all branches of chemistry, and all practicing chemists should have a working knowledge of this topic. Likewise, global awareness and connectivity should be of interest to chemistry professionals and students alike because the chemistry enterprise is becoming increasingly globalized. These topics are highly significant, with many ongoing activities, both at research and professional levels, as exemplified by the chapters of this book. This article provides an overview and pays a particular tribute to the late Professor Ernest Eliel, who excelled in both topics and was an exemplar for future scientists.