Organic Stereochemistry

Organic Stereochemistry

by Michael J. T. Robinson



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Organic Stereochemistry by Michael J. T. Robinson

Number 88 in the well-known Oxford Chemistry Primer series introduces upper-undergraduate students to how the three-dimensional shapes of molecules influence their chemical and physical properties. It starts with an introduction to common stereochemical terms used throughout the book. Chapter two covers the structures of simple unstrained organic molecules followed by examples of strained molecules. The third chapter deals with conformational analysis of acyclic and carbocyclic molecules, ending with a short exposition of molecular mechanics. Chapter four is about stereoisomerism in molecules and compounds. A full description of enantiomerism and diastereomerism is followed by an explanation of the nomenclature for absolute and relative configurations of molecules and for topism. The book concludes with a survey of stereoselective and stereospecific reactions, including the use of chiral catalysts and auxiliaries, rules for predicting stereoselectivity, and double asymmetric synthesis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198792758
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Series: Oxford Chemistry Primers Series , #88
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Table of Contents

Developments of methods and concepts in organic stereochemistry
Organic molecules
Shapes, Sizes and Strain problems
The changing shapes of organic molecules
Stereoisomerism in molecules and compounds
Racemates and resolution
Stereospecific and stereoselective reactions
Answers and hints

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