Protecting Groups provides a critical survey of protecting group methodology and focuses on the most widely used protecting groups for the most common functional groups. Therefore it serves as an essential learning tool for advanced students and professionals in a broad range of disciplines involving organic synthesis. The book is organized by functional group and places special emphasis on deprotection conditions applied to complex structures where selectivity is a key issue. The discussion of each protecting group is divided into three sections beginning with deprotection conditions, followed by methods of formation, and ending with some characteristic NMR data to aid the reader in identifying the contribution from the protecting group. At the end of each chapter is a list of reviews for the topics covered in that chapter. // The content of this e-book was originally published in 2007.