Organic Chemistry by Jonathan Clayden

Organic Chemistry

byJonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren

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Inspiring and motivating students from the moment it published, Organic Chemistry has established itself in just one edition as the students' choice of organic chemistry text. This second edition takes all that has made Organic Chemistry the book of choice, and has refined and refocused it to produce a text that is even more student-friendly, more coherent and more logical in its presentation than before.At heart, the second edition remains true to the first, being built on three principles:An explanatory approach, through which the reader is motivated to understand the subject and not just learn the facts;A mechanistic approach, giving the reader the power to understand compounds and reactions never previously encountered;An evidence-based approach, setting out clearly how and why reactions happen as they do, giving extra depth to the reader's understanding.The authors write clearly and directly, sharing with the reader their own fascination with the subject, and leading them carefully from topic to topic. Their honest and open narrative flags pitfalls and misconceptions, guiding the reader towards a complete picture of organic chemistry and itsuniversal themes and principles.Enriched with an extensive bank of online resources to help the reader visualise the structure of organic compounds and their reaction mechanisms, this second edition reaffirms the position of Organic Chemistry as the essential course companion for all organic chemistry students.

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Jonathan Clayden is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester, where he and his research group work on the construction of molecules with defined shapes - in particular those where control of conformation and limitation of flexibility is important. Jonathan was awarded a BA (Natural Sciences) from Churchill Coll...
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Title:Organic ChemistryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1250 pagesPublished:March 23, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199270295

ISBN - 13:9780199270293

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1. What is organic chemistry?2. Organic structures3. Determining organic structures4. Structure of molecules5. Organic reactions6. Nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group7. Delocalization and conjugation8. Acidity, basicity, and pKa9. Using organometallic reagents to make C-C bonds10. Nucleophilic substitution at the carbonyl group11. Nucleophilic substitution at C=O with loss of carbonyl oxygen12. Equilibria, rates and mechanisms13. 1H NMR: Proton nuclear magnetic resonance14. Stereochemistry15. Nucleophilic substitution at saturated carbon16. Conformational analysis17. Elimination reactions18. Review of spectroscopic methods19. Electrophilic addition to alkenes20. Formation and reactions of enols and enolates21. Electrophilic aromatic substitution22. Conjugate addition and nucleophilic aromatic substitution23. Chemoselectivity and protecting groups24. Regioselectivity25. Alkylation of enolates26. Reactions of enolates with carbonyl compounds: the aldol and Claisen reactions27. Sulfur, silicon and phosphorus in organic chemistry28. Retrosynthetic analysis29. Aromatic heterocycles 1: structures and reactions30. Aromatic heterocycles 2: synthesis31. Saturated heterocycles and stereoelectronics32. Stereoselectivity in cyclic molecules33. Diastereoselectivity34. Pericyclic reactions 1: cycloadditions35. Pericyclic reactions 2: sigmatropic and electrocyclic reactions36. Participation, rearrangement and fragmentation37. Radical reactions38. Synthesis and reactions of carbenes39. Determining reaction mechanisms40. Organometallic chemistry41. Asymmetric synthesis42. Organic chemistry of life43. Organic chemistry today

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"This is an excellent textbook which covers nearly all the organic chemistry reactions you could ever need as an undergraduate! I can't fault the content - everything is explained clearly with plenty of diagrams and reaction mechanisms." --Amazon, December 2009