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The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms

Authors: Grossman, Robert B.

  • Ideal as an independent study guide or reference to organic chemistry
  • Helps readers develop the ability to distinguish between diverse reactions
  • Includes common error alerts that warns of pitfalls and misconceptions
  • Begins with all the basics of the structure and stability of organic compounds
  • Includes extensive problem sets at the end of each chapter
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  • à paraître: 14 novembre 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28733-7
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Hardcover 73,84 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28732-0
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About this Textbook

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. More modern 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.

The third edition includes greater discussion of the reactions of biological cofactors such as thiamine and pyridoxal, and discussions of modern developments such as metal-catalyzed C–H activation reactions have been added. In terms of stylistic improvements, the author has introduced color into drawings to improve visual clarity and has improved the depictions of radical anions and radical chain reactions.  


About the authors

​Robert B. Grossman earned his A.B. degree at Princeton University and his Ph.D. at MIT. He then moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Cambridge, England for his postdoctoral work. In 1994, he moved from the United Kingdom (UK) to the University of Kentucky (UK), where he has been ever since. At UK, Dr. Grossman maintains an active research program focused on synthetic methodology, target-directed synthesis, and biosynthesis. He is also the creator of ACE Organic, a Web-based organic chemistry homework program. Dr. Grossman has also served two terms as one of the two faculty representatives on the UK Board of Trustees.

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for France (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • à paraître: 14 novembre 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28733-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 73,84 €
price for France (gross)
  • à paraître: 26 décembre 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28732-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28733-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28733-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28732-0
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVII, 435
Number of Illustrations
821 b/w illustrations
Topics