Writing Reaction Mechanisms in Organic ChemistryBy
- Kenneth Savin
- Audrey Miller, University of Connecticut, Storrs, U.S.A.
- Philippa Solomon, Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Writing Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry, Second Edition, is an invaluable guide to charting the movements of atoms and electrons in the reactions of organic molecules. Miller and Solomon illustrate that understanding organic reactions is based on applying general principles rather than the rote memorization of unrelated processes, and, in turn, emphasize that writing mechanisms is a practical method of applying knowledge of previously encountered reactions and reaction conditions to new reactions. Students and research chemists alike will find this book useful in providing a method of organizing and synthesizing an oftentimes overwhelming quantity of information into a set of general principles and guidelines for determining and describing organic reaction mechanisms.
Upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in organic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, organic chemistry reactions, etc.
Paperback, 471 Pages
Published: November 1999
Imprint: Academic Press
"Written in a clear and comprehensible style, Writing Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry will serve as an invaluable supplement to both undergraduate and graduate chemistry students alike; the thorough index renders it useful for professionals as well."
Praise for the First Edition: , --Choice
- Molecular Structure and Reactivity.General Principles for Writing Organic Mechanisms. Reactions of Nucleophiles and Bases.Reactions Involving Acids and Other Electrophiles. Radicals and Radical Anions.Pericyclic Reactions.Additional Problems.