New insights into reactive intermediates that can help you design new reactions Reviews of Reactive Intermediate Chemistry is designed to complement the acclaimed text Reactive Intermediate Chemistry by providing additional insights into reactive intermediates and chemical behavior. Each review article focuses on a key topic in reactive intermediate chemistry. Not only do the reviews present and analyze the latest research findings, they also place these findings in their historical context, helping readers understand the development of the field. Readers are introduced to the latest applications as well as those still in development. Moreover, the reviews point to areas in which more research is needed. Among the topics addressed in the reviews are: Studies of reactive intermediates by mass spectrometric methods Quantum mechanical tunnelling in reactive intermediate chemistry DNA damage and degradation induced by reactive intermediates Photochemical formation of reactive intermediates via conical intersections Reactive intermediates in combustion Silicon-, germanium-, and tin-centered cations, radicals, and anions Each of the reviews in this volume has been contributed by one or more leading experts in the field of physical organic chemistry. The three editors, also acknowledged experts in the field, have carefully reviewed and edited each contribution to ensure consistent structure and a consistent standard of excellence. Following each article is a list of supplemental reading to facilitate further study. The fresh insights and new perspectives offered by Reviews of Reactive Intermediate Chemistry will encourage students, organic chemists, and biochemists to design new reactions for the efficient synthesis of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, and agricultural products. It is also recommended as a primary or supplemental text for graduate courses in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry.Moss, Robert A. is the author of 'Review of Reactive Intermediate Chemistry', published 2007 under ISBN 9780471731665 and ISBN 0471731668.