Organic Chemistry, Volume 4: Fundamentals of Carbanion Chemistry provides information pertinent to carbanion chemistry. This book explores several topics, including carbonium ions, carbanions, carbenes, and carbon radicals.
Comprised of six chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the variation of the kinetic and thermodynamic acidities of carbon acids with substituents and environments. This text then explores the methods of carbanion stabilization by substituents and discusses the various types of stabilization. Other chapters explain the stereochemistry of hydrogen–deuterium exchange and examine the stereochemistry of substitution reactions of organometallic compounds. This book discusses as well the structure and immediate environment of reaction intermediates through the use of stereochemical techniques. The final chapter considers the unsaturated anionic rearrangements of carbanions, carbonium ions, as well as carbon radicals and other rearrangements.
Chemists, organic chemists, researchers, and graduate students interested in the field of carbanion chemistry will find this book extremely useful.