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Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods, Volume 12

ISBN: 978-0-471-44530-2
576 pages
August 2009
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The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods series facilitates the working chemist's search for the most useful functional group transformations in organic chemistry. Drawn from an exhaustive survey of the literature, Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods, Volume 12 contains both functional group transformations and carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions. Author Michael Smith adheres to stringent criteria for listing reactions, including real synthetic utility and reagents that are either readily available or easily prepared and handled in the laboratory.

A clear organizational scheme-chemical transformations classified first by reacting functional group of starting material, then by functional group formed-allows for quick reference and information retrieval. Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods, Volume 12 provides an unparalleled source of information on the methods, reactions, and transformations in contemporary organic chemistry for the working chemist and student alike.
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Table of Contents



Index, Monofunctional Compounds.

Index, Difunctional Compounds.


1 Preparation of Alkynes.

2 Preparation of Acid Derivatives.

3 Preparation of Alcohols.

4 Preparations of Aldehydes.

5 Preparation of Alkyls, Methylens, and Aryls.

6 Preparation of Amides.

7 Preparation of Amines.

8 Preparation of Esters.

9 Preparation of Ethyl Epoxides and Thioethers.

10 Preparation of Halides and Sulfonates.

11 Preparation of Hydrides.

12 Preparation of Ketones.

13 Preparation of Nitriles.

14 Preparation of Alkenes.

15 Preparation of Oxides.

16 Preparation of Difunctional Compounds.

Author Index.

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Author Information

Michael B. Smith is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He is the author of Volumes 6–11 of the Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods, coauthor of the fifth and sixth editions of March's Advanced Organic Chemistry, with Jerry March, and author of Organic Synthesis, Second Edition as well as several monographs.

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"Excellent ... .Volume 12 continues the high standard of previous volumes; no library should be without them." (Organic Process Research & Development Journal, 2010)
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