An Ordering Concept on the Basis of Alternative Principles in Chemistry

Design of Chemicals and Chemical Reactions by Differentiation and Compensation

  • Paul Heimbach
  • Tamás Bartik

Part of the Reactivity and Structure Concepts in Organic Chemistry book series (REACTIVITY, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Paul Heimbach, Tamás Bartik
    Pages 1-8
  3. Paul Heimbach, Tamás Bartik
    Pages 109-135
  4. Paul Heimbach, Tamás Bartik
    Pages 136-148
  5. Paul Heimbach, Tamás Bartik
    Pages 165-174
  6. Paul Heimbach, Tamás Bartik
    Pages 175-180
  7. Paul Heimbach, Tamás Bartik
    Pages 181-185
  8. Paul Heimbach, Tamás Bartik
    Pages 186-194
  9. Paul Heimbach
    Pages 195-209
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 211-214

About this book


Considering aspects of symmetry rules in chemistry, one is faced with con­ tradictory terms as for example, "90 % concertedness" sometimes being used in literature. To accept conservation of orbital symmetry to be as controlled as inversion by alternative principles seems far more promising. The intention of this book is aimed at introducing a qualitative understanding of phase rela­ tions in electromagnetic interactions. Avoiding one-sided dogmatism we tried to demonstrate the importance of alternative principles as guidelines to the evolution of alternative order in chemical systems. Passing through the jungle of information it became extremly important to control again and again our insights into the ordering phenomena by experi­ ments under conditions as coherent as possible. We became more aware of the fact that chemistry - the science of "becoming" in complex systems - can not be understood by mechanistic details, i. e. THROUGHPUT-studies alone, because the mechanism is only true for the special system under inves­ tigation and does not offer a tool for the evolution of opposite order. We had to accept chemistry as a mediator between molecular physics and general epistemology. This quite unusual combination was directed by excel­ lent teachers and the realizations were made possible by enthusiastic, open­ minded coworkers (see references). The next target we will strive for on this journey will be to quantify the alternative principles, that means obtaining the order parameters of H. Haken (e. g. in asymmetric synthesis).


Chemische Reaktion Ketone Synergie biochemistry carbon chirality metals separation synthesis transition metal

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Heimbach
    • 1
  • Tamás Bartik
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität, Gesamthochschule EssenEssen 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83808-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83806-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-2377
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