Chemistry of Organolithium Reagents
Reactions involving nucleophilic carbon derived from organolithiums are the most versatile methods for
carbon-carbon bond formation: these reagents are crucial to many synthetic strategies for simple as well
as complex targets. The understanding of polar organolithiums and their reaction is therefore essential for
all students of chemistry.
Organometallics Chemistry Primers (OCP) have been designed to provide concise introductions on
organometallic reagents relevant to all students of chemistry and contain only the essential material that
would normally be covered in an 8-10 lecture course. In this first primer of the series, Dr. D. Rama
Sekhara Reddy, Mr. G. Naresh Babu provides, in an easy-to-read style, an excellent introduction to the
complex topic of organolithiums. With this foundation, students will be much better equipped to tackle
synthetic problems. This primer will be of interest to apprentice and master chemists alike.