The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms / Edition 2

The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms / Edition 2

by Robert B. Grossman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387954686

ISBN-13: 9780387954684

Pub. Date: 12/13/2002

Publisher: Springer New York

Intended for students of intermediate organic chemistry, this text shows how to write a reasonable mechanism for an organic chemical transformation. The discussion is organized by types of mechanisms and the conditions under which the reaction is executed, rather than by the overall reaction as is the case in most textbooks. The treatment emphasizes unifying

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Intended for students of intermediate organic chemistry, this text shows how to write a reasonable mechanism for an organic chemical transformation. The discussion is organized by types of mechanisms and the conditions under which the reaction is executed, rather than by the overall reaction as is the case in most textbooks. The treatment emphasizes unifying principles, showing how common mechanisms link seemingly disparate reactions. Each chapter discusses common mechanistic pathways and suggests practical tips for drawing them. Worked problems are included in the discussion of each mechanism, and "common error alerts" are scattered throughout the text to warn readers about pitfalls and misconceptions that bedevil students. Each chapter is capped by a large problem set. The author has drawn on his own research and the current literature to ensure that appropriate attention is given to topics across the range of modern organic chemistry. The text is unique in its inclusion of a chapter on reactions mediated or catalyzed by transition metals, an area in which mechanistic understanding is now essential. Relatively new topics such as olefin metathesis and cycloaromatization are covered without giving short shrift to more traditional areas such as carbonyl chemistry. The text assumes a basic knowledge of organic chemistry. It can be used either in a formal course or by students working on their own, and will be particularly useful for graduate students studying for qualifying examinations. It will also be useful to students and researchers in biochemistry, pharmacology, and inorganic chemistry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387954684
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/13/2002
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2003. Corr. 4th printing 2007
Pages:
355
Sales rank:
906,470
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Student
Preface to the Instructor
1: The Basics ..... 1
2: Polar Reactions under Basic Conditions ..... 48
3: Polar Reactions under Acidic Conditions ..... 98
4: Pericyclic Reactions ..... 139
5: Free-Radical Reactions ..... 212
6: Transition-Metal-Catalyzed and -Mediated Reactions ..... 256
7: Mixed-Mechanism Problems ..... 310
A Final Word ..... 315
Index ..... 317

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