This important book is intended to familiarize the practitioner of synthetic chemistry with somewhat extraordinary techniques which should prove very helpful to his or her work. It covers some reactions or techniques for organic synthesis which are not found in most introductory texts. They include reactions under high pressure, mediated by ultrasonic, flash vacuum pyrolysis, photochemical processes, phase transfer reactions, electrochemical reactions, and reactions on solid supports. The emphasis of the book is on applications. Examples are often drawn from significant contributions, such as natural product syntheses.