Based on recent successful natural products syntheses, the Organic Synthesis Workbooks series provides a clearly structured, well explained step-by-step guide to train modern reactions of organic synthesis, thereby combining fundamentals with latest advances in synthetic chemistry. The exceptional, didactical unique problem/solution style makes it a valuable must for any interested organic chemist. Each problem is clearly divided into key reactions and detailed explanations with rapid cross-references providing substantial assistance in solving synthetic problems. About the Previous Volume: The brevity and clarity of style, and the clear layout all contribute to ready assimilation. Mechanims are provided in a way that leads to a clear understanding of the major principles. Any organic postgraduate student can gain much from this book, and should own a copy. -C. M. Marson, University College London, Applied Organometallic Chemistry)