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Practical Synthetic Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Principles, and Techniques, 2nd Edition




Practical Synthetic Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Principles, and Techniques, 2nd Edition

Stéphane Caron

ISBN: 978-1-119-44885-3 December 2019 600 Pages

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This book is a hands-on guide for the organic chemist. Focusing on the most reliable and useful reactions, the chapter authors provide the information necessary for a chemist to strategically plan a synthesis, as well as repeat the procedures in the laboratory.

  • Consolidates all the key advances/concepts in one book, covering the most important reactions in organic chemistry, including substitutions, additions, eliminations, rearrangements, oxidations, reductions
  • Highlights the most important reactions, addressing basic principles, advantages/disadvantages of the methodology, mechanism, and techniques for achieving laboratory success
  • Features new content on recent advances in CH activation, photoredox and electrochemistry, continuous chemistry, and application of biocatalysis in synthesis
  • Revamps chapters to include new and additional examples of chemistry that have been demonstrated at a practical scale

List of Contributors


Chapter 1: Aliphatic Nucleophilic Substitution

Chapter 2: Addition to Carbon-Heteroatom Multiple Bonds

Chapter 3: Addition to Carbon-Carbon Multiple Bonds

Chapter 4: Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution

Chapter 5: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

Chapter 6: Selected Catalytic Reactions

Chapter 7: Rearrangements

Chapter 8: Eliminations

Chapter 9: Reductions

Chapter 10: Oxidations

Chapter 11: Selected free radical reactions

Chapter 12: Synthesis of “Nucleophilic” Organometallic Reagents

Chapter 13: Synthesis of Common Aromatic Heterocycles

Chapter 14: Access to Chirality

Chapter 15: Biocatalysis

Chapter 16: Green Chemistry

Chapter 17: Continuous Chemistry

Chapter 18: General Solvent Properties

Chapter 19: Practical Chemistry Concepts: Tips for the Practicing Chemist or Things They Don’t Teach You in School