Advanced Organic Chemistry

Reaction Mechanisms


  • Reinhard Bruckner, Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat, Freiburg, Germany

A best-selling mechanistic organic chemistry text in Germany, this text's translation into English fills a long-existing need for a modern, thorough and accessible treatment of reaction mechanisms for students of organic chemistry at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level. Knowledge of reaction mechanisms is essential to all applied areas of organic chemistry; this text fulfills that need by presenting the right material at the right level.
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Chemistry majors with a strong concentration in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering. Students must have completed a full year of Organic Chemistry.


Book information

  • Published: July 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-138110-3

Table of Contents

Radical Substitution Reactions at the Saturated C AtomNucleophilic Substitution Reactions at the Saturated C AtomAdditions to the Olefinic C=C Double BondEliminationsSubstitution Reactions on Aromatic CompoundsNucleophilic Substitution Reactions (Except Through Enolates) on the Carboxyl CarbonAdditions of Heteroatom Nucleophiles to HeterocumulenesAdditions of Heteroatom Nucleophiles to Carbonyl Compounds and Their Secondary ReactionsAddition of H Nucleophiles and Metal Organyls to Carbonyl CompoundsReaction of Ylides with Saturated or Unsaturated Carbonyl CompoundsChemistry of the Alkaline Earth Metal EnolatesRearrangementsThermal CycloadditionsTransition Metal-Mediated Alkenylations, Arylations and AlkynylationsOxidations and Reductions