Book Review: Greene’s “Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis
5th Edition, by Peter G M Wuts, Wiley, 2014, ISBN 9781118905074. 1360 pages, price 66-95
The long-awaited 5th Edition of this extremely valuable work has now been published covering the literature to mid-2013 and including a further 2800 new references.This fills in the gaps from the previous edition of 2006 and so covers a tremendous amount of new material. As before the material is organised in a reader-friendly fashion as in an encyclopedia so that the reader can easily locate a particular protecting group. But at the end of the book there are reactivity charts which list the best protecting groups for each functional group. Peter Wuts has done a fantastic job in collating all this useful information and putting it together in a readable fashion. Highly recommended and incredible value for money.