Organic Reactions: Simplicity and Logic / Edition 1

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Written by one of the world s leading researchers and teachers in organic chemistry, this book focuses on the living core of chemistry, organic synthesis. A rational treatment allows an economical presentation of both the theory and the actual procedures for synthetic pathways. Organic Reactions: Simplicity and Logic the student s and lecturer s ideal companion, provides:
* a superb overview of organic reactions
* a rigorous introduction to the underlying theoretical concepts
* insight into the logic and simplicity underpinning organic synthesis
* biographies of, and mini-essays devoted to, great scientists who have shaped chemistry and biochemistry
* examples of industrial organic chemistry
* an easy-to-read, well-written, highly illustrated text
* an essential learning tool for chemistry, biochemistry and polymer science courses
Organic Reactions: Simplicity and Logic presents a lucid introduction to organic synthesis which will appeal to students and lecturers in organic, medicinal, pharmaceutical and industrial chemistry as well as biochemistry, polymer and materials science.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471952787
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 716
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.65 (h) x 1.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Carbonyl Group: Additions and Addition-Elimination Reactions.

Carbonyl Group: Enolization—Michael Addition.

Carbonyl Group: Aldol Condensation.

Some Solutions to the Problem of Selectivity (Chemo-, Regio-, Stereo-).

Protection and Regeneration: Cases of the Alcohol and Carbonyl Group, Inversion of Polarity.

Protection and Regeneration: Examples of the Alcohol and Carbonyl Group, Inversion of Polarity.


Building of Rings.

Functionalizations: Reductions.

Functionalizations: Wittig Conversion of Carbonyl Compounds to Olefins.

Synthons: Donor Synthons.

Retrosynthetic Analysis.


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