Reaction Mechanisms At a Glance: A Stepwise Approach to Problem-Solving in Organic Chemistry
December 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
Students at all levels find considerable difficulty in applying their knowledge of organic chemistry to the solution of problems, often relying on memory alone. This book takes a unique approach to show that a general problem-solving strategy is applicable to many of the common reactions. Using a novel 'at-a-glance' layout, the left-hand page provides a stepwise procedure for working through the reaction mechanisms, with helpful hints about the underlying chemistry, and the facing page contains a fully worked-through answer.
A Note from the author.
List of Abbreviations.
1. Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination.
2. Alkene and Alkyne Chemistry.
3. Nucleophilic Additions to Carbonyl Groups.
4. Enolate Chemistry.
5. Aromatic Chemistry.
Dr Mark Moloney, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford