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Methods in Organic Synthesis

Graphical abstracts of new synthetic advances

Methods in Organic Synthesis has been discontinued and has been replaced by Synthetic Reaction Updates.

Access to the historical content of Methods in Organic Synthesis will be available to subscribers of Synthetic Reaction Updates.

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A literature updating service keeping you up to date with recent developments in synthetic organic chemistry.

Online only from 2013

Methods in Organic Synthesis (MOS) is an online alerting service covering the most important current developments in organic synthesis. It is designed with the synthetic organic chemist in mind, providing informative reaction schemes and covering new reactions and new methods.

Around 200 new reaction schemes are added to the database each month, covering such topics as: 

  • New reactions and reagents
  • Functional group changes
  • The introduction of chiral centres
  • Enzyme and biological transformations      

Items are selected for inclusion in MOS only where there is detail of novel or interesting features in organic synthetic methods, so that there are no routine preparations to plough through.

Each MOS item includes reaction schemes, title and bibliographic details, and the items are categorised by five indexes: Author, Product, Reaction, Reactant and Reagent.