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Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0198503460

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ISBN13: 978-0198503460
ISBN10: 0198503466
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2001
International: No

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Organic Chemistry - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0198503460

Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren and Peter Wothers

ISBN13: 978-0198503460
ISBN10: 0198503466
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2001
International: No

This new and innovative text helps students develop a deeper understanding of organic chemistry. It treats the subject as a coherent whole, complete with numerous logical connections, consequences, and an underlying structure and "language." Employing an approach based on mechanism and reaction type, the book emphasizes understanding ideas rather than merely memorizing facts. It shows students how to realistically draw molecules and mechanisms to reveal the fundamental chemistry.

Using a fresh, accessible writing style as well as examples from everyday life, the authors explain the basics of organic chemistry carefully and thoroughly. A special focus on mechanism, orbitals, and stereochemistry helps students gain a solid comprehension of important factors common to all reactions. The book's innovative design enhances clarity and instruction with boxes that separate summary information and other material from the main text; a variety of colors that draw attention to items such as atoms, molecules, and orbitals; and figures that are drawn in red with significant parts emphasized in black. Early chapters feature carbonyl group reactions, and later chapters systematically develop the chemistry through discussions of spectroscopy, stereochemistry and chemical reactions.

Each chapter opens with a "Connections" box, divided into three columns:

  • Building on: Details material from previous chapters that relate to the current chapter
  • Arriving at: Provides a guide to the content of the chapter
  • Looking forward to: Previews later chapters, which develop and expand on the current material

Author Bio

Clayden, Jonathan : Manchester University

Greeves, Nick : Liverpool University

Warren, Stuart : Cambridge University

Wothers, Peter : Cambridge University

Table of Contents

1. What is organic chemistry?
2. Organic structures
3. Determining organic structures
4. Structure of molecules
5. Organic reactions
6. Nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group
7. Delocalization and conjugation
8. Acidity, basicity, and pKa
9. Using organometallic reagents to make C-C bonds
10. Conjugate addition
11. Proton nuclear magnetic resonance
12. Nucleophilic substitution at the carbonyl (C=O) group
13. Equilibria, rates, and mechanisms: summary of mechanistic principles
14. Nucleophilic substitution at C=O with loss of carbonyl oxygen
15. Review of spectroscopic methods
16. Stereochemistry
17. Nucleophilic substitution at saturated carbon
18. Conformational analysis
19. Elimination reactions
20. Electrophilic addition to alkenes
21. Formation and reactions of enols and enolates
22. Electrophilic aromatic substitution
23. Electrophilic alkenes
24. Chemoselectivity: selective reactions and protection
25. Synthesis in action
26. Alkylation of enolates
27. Reactions of enolates with aldehydes and ketones: the aldol reaction
28. Acylation at carbon
29. Conjugate addition of enolates
30. Retrosynthetic analysis
31. Controlling the geometry of double bonds
32. Determination of stereochemistry by spectroscopic methods
33. Stereoselective reactions of cyclic compounds
34. Diastereoselectivity
35. Pericyclic reactions 1: cycloadditions
36. Pericyclic reactions 2: sigmatropic and electrocyclic reactions
37. Rearrangements
38. Fragmentation
39. Radical reactions
40. Synthesis and reactions of carbenes
41. Determining reaction mechanisms
42. Saturated heterocycles and stereoelectronics
43. Aromatic heterocycles 1: structures and reactions
44. Aromatic heterocycles 2: synthesis
45. Asymmetric synthesis
46. Organo-main-group chemistry I: sulfur
47. Organo-main-group chemistry II: boron, silicon, and tin
48. Organometallic chemistry
49. The chemistry of life
50. Mechanisms in biological chemistry
51. Natural products
52. Polymerization
53. Organic chemistry today


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