A new style of textbook, aimed principally at the European (and British in particular) student. It is needed because almost all current organic chemistry texts are written to a fixed American pattern. This text is different from these in a number of important ways: The approach is based on explanation rather than fact. The functional group approach (alkane, alkene, alkyne) has served American State College readers well but increasingly students and instructors are attracted more to an approach based on mechanism and reaction type. This approach aims at understanding rather than factual knowledge and, though slower at the start, eventually gives the student power to understand compounds and reactions never previously encountered. This is a big advantage in a science already too large for individuals to learn and which is annually expanding at an ever greater rate. The basics of the subject are explained carefully and thoroughly. How to draw molecules realistically and how to draw mechanisms to reveal the fundamental chemistry are both emphasised. Important points are revisited when they become relevant in later chapters. Examples are very important too. New examples are given each time a concept resurfaces, and examples from everyday life and medicinal chemistry are frequently used. The authors want the readers to be excited by the universality of organic chemistry rather than be overwhelmed by facts. The design of the book has features to help comprehension. Structures are drawn in red, and black is used on them for emphasis. Other colours are used flexibly to draw attention to atoms, molecules, orbitals, arrows or whatever the authors want to emphasise rather than being used in a rigid systematic way. There are four types of "box" used to separate material from the main text, ranging from extra important summaries to diversions which can be omitted at first reading. The early chemistry chapters feature carbonyl group reactions because addition to carbonyl groups is probably the easiest reaction to understand. Thereafter the chemistry develops in a logical sequence but chapters on spectroscopy, stereochemistry etc are interspersed among those dealing with chemical reactions. From time to time review chapters summarise what has been described in a particular area. A personal and honest approach is adopted. The authors write clearly and directly to the reader, sharing their enthusiasms, understandings and doubts. If they believe an explanation is imperfect or controversial, they say so. They show that organic chemistry is developing rapidly, and that new ideas continually emerge to replace the old. The authors know from experience what conceptual difficulties often overwhelm students at an early stage in their studies and they devote more space to these points, give more examples, and revisit them when they can be applied. The aim is to help the readers master these points for themselves rather than just learn them off by heart.
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'If you want a really good book about organic chemistry get "Organic Chemistry" by Clayden, Greeves, Warren & Wothers' Christian Aichinger, Organic Chemistry Blog
What strikes the reader straight away is the way the text is laid out so that it is visually exciting. ...I could go on, so let me end by congratulating the authors and publishers in producing what I am sure will become the standard text in organic chemistry. Perhaps I should just summarise how I felt about the book when I came to put it down: refreshing, exciting and motivational. Tony Barrett, Imperial College London
"The authors should be congratulated for compiling a book that should prove very popular with our students...the text is very comprehensive and covers key areas in a very attractive and user friendly way. Thank you to OUP for publishing the book at a really good price". Dr Don Green, University of North London.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110198503466
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2000. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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 Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0198503466
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0198503466