Reactive Intermediates

Author: Christopher J. Moody
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198556721
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Science

Neutral reactive intermediates -- radicals, carbenes, nitrenes, and aryenes -- occupy a fascinating place in the history of organic chemistry. First regarded as mere curiosities, neutral reactive intermediates ultimately came under the intense scrutiny of physical organic chemists from a mechanistic point-of-view. This concise text concentrates on how these electron-deficient species now play a key role in synthetic chemistry research. Important reactions are clearly and simply laid out with carefully chosen examples that illustrate their use in organic synthesis. Each chapter includes problems as well as suggestions for further reading. Undergraduates will find Reactive Intermediates an invaluable summary of this important topic in organic chemistry--one that fills a gap created by the superficial treatment accorded these valuable compounds in most chemistry textbooks.

Polar rearrangements

Author: Laurence M. Harwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198556713
Release Date: 1992-04-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The general principles of polar rearrangements are brought together in this undergraduate chemistry text, which deals with all the major rearrangements involving electron-deficient atoms or charged intermediates. Reactions involving migration to electron-deficient carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur, and sigmatropic rearrangements involving polar species, are thus treated in a coherent and consistent manner. Clear discussions of the reaction mechanisms are followed by examples of synthetic applications providing a concise yet comprehensive account of the nature and importance of these processes.

Aromatic Chemistry

Author: Malcolm Sainsbury
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198556749
Release Date: 1992-08-27
Genre: Science

All the basic principles of the field of aromatic chemistry are clearly presented in this important account. Many compounds of industrial and biological significance are used as examples with consideration given to structure, reactions, and properties. Topics such as thermodynamic versus kinetic control and pericyclic reactions are also introduced. In addition to benzene and the classes of aromatic compounds derived from it, the text covers polycyclic arenes, and the small and large ring systems which are embraced by the wider definition of aromaticity. The text will be especially useful for courses in organic chemistry.

Mechanisms of Organic Reactions

Author: Howard Maskill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198558228
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

Focusing on organic reactions, this text begins by introducing modern technology, definitions, and concepts of mechanisms and reactivity. The following four chapters are accounts of the mechanisms of four of the main classes of reactions of aliphatic compounds.

Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry

Author: Howard Maskill
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0198558201
Release Date: 1999-10-14
Genre: Science

This book covers areas of mechanistic and physical organic chemistry at advanced undergraduate level in a non-mathematical way. The topics included (e.g. kinetics and mechanism, catalysis, and isotope effects) are essential in any modern chemistry degree, yet are not included in standard organic chemistry text books for undergraduates. The book is thoroughly up to date and includes many examples from all areas of organic chemistry.

Organic Synthesis Ocp

Author: Christine L. Willis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198557914
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Science

Organic chemists need to know how to design effective syntheses. This Primer uses a wide range of examples to teach students how to adopt a logical and flexible approach to the design of synthetic routes. It describes how then to design and control syntheses, and compares four syntheses of pyrrolidine alkaloids using the principles elucidated in the main text. Practice examples are provided throughout, making this concise book a useful study resource for the undergraduate.

Stereoselectivity in Organic Synthesis

Author: Garry Procter
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0198559577
Release Date: 1998-04-23
Genre: Science

This clear and concise text is concerned with the reactions used in stereoselective organic synthesis. These are important types of reactions which can be used for the selective preparation of new organic compounds with a defined and predictable three dimensional architecture. This informative text will be an invaluable study aid for all undergraduate chemistry students. Undergraduates in related subjects studying chemistry to second year level or higher will also find this book useful.

Pericyclic Reactions

Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199680900
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Addition reactions

Key texts in the renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series have been fully refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous and yet accessible treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting to know more about a particular topic not covered comprehensively in existing undergraduate texts. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance of thechemistry being described to the real world. Pericyclic reactions constitute a fundamental class of organic chemistry, including such commercially important synthetic reactions as theDiels-Alder reaction. This primer gives a concise and accessible account of these reactions, enabling students to recognise the different types of pericyclic reaction and understand their application in organic synthesis.

Photochemistry of Organic Compounds

Author: Petr Klán
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405190886
Release Date: 2009-03-23
Genre: Science

This new volume in the Postgraduate Chemistry Series provides a thorough overview of the principles and uses of synthetic organic photochemistry. Appropriate at postgraduate and research level it will also serve as a reference for more experienced workers.

Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions

Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119964674
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Science

Winner of the PROSE Award for Chemistry & Physics 2010 Acknowledging the very best in professional and scholarly publishing, the annual PROSE Awards recognise publishers' and authors' commitment to pioneering works of research and for contributing to the conception, production, and design of landmark works in their fields. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals, Wiley are pleased to congratulate Professor Ian Fleming, winner of the PROSE Award in Chemistry and Physics for Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions. Molecular orbital theory is used by chemists to describe the arrangement of electrons in chemical structures. It is also a theory capable of giving some insight into the forces involved in the making and breaking of chemical bonds—the chemical reactions that are often the focus of an organic chemist's interest. Organic chemists with a serious interest in understanding and explaining their work usually express their ideas in molecular orbital terms, so much so that it is now an essential component of every organic chemist's skills to have some acquaintance with molecular orbital theory. Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions is both a simplified account of molecular orbital theory and a review of its applications in organic chemistry; it provides a basic introduction to the subject and a wealth of illustrative examples. In this book molecular orbital theory is presented in a much simplified, and entirely non-mathematical language, accessible to every organic chemist, whether student or research worker, whether mathematically competent or not. Topics covered include: Molecular Orbital Theory Molecular Orbitals and the Structures of Organic Molecules Chemical Reactions — How Far and How Fast Ionic Reactions — Reactivity Ionic Reactions — Stereochemistry Pericyclic Reactions Radical Reactions Photochemical Reactions This expanded Reference Edition of Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions takes the content and the same non-mathematical approach of the Student Edition, and adds extensive extra subject coverage, detail and over 1500 references. The additional material adds a deeper understanding of the models used, and includes a broader range of applications and case studies. Providing a complete in-depth reference for a more advanced audience, this edition will find a place on the bookshelves of researchers and advanced students of organic, physical organic and computational chemistry. The student edition of Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions presents molecular orbital theory in a simplified form, and offers an invaluable first textbook on this important subject for students of organic, physical organic and computational chemistry. Further information can be viewed here. "These books are the result of years of work, which began as an attempt to write a second edition of my 1976 book Frontier Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions. I wanted to give a rather more thorough introduction to molecular orbitals, while maintaining my focus on the organic chemist who did not want a mathematical account, but still wanted to understand organic chemistry at a physical level. I'm delighted to win this prize, and hope a new generation of chemists will benefit from these books." -Professor Ian Fleming

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Author: Bernard Miller
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0130655880
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

This text discusses important organic reactions and mechanisms not usually covered in depth in Introductory Organic Chemistry courses. Rather than reviewing topics discussed in introductory courses or attempting to cover all aspects of Organic Chemistry, Miller methodically guides readers through more advanced topics to pique and retain interest and make essential principles and practices accessible to all. Topics covered include Heterocyclic Chemistry, reactions of organic molecules and their mechanisms, Organophosphorus and Organosulfur Chemistry, and more. Ideal for all chemists and other professionals who already have a background in Organic Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Stereochemistry, or Spectroscopy, etc., and who need additional knowledge about organic reactions.

Reactive Intermediates in Organic Chemistry

Author: Maya Shankar Singh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527678273
Release Date: 2014-01-22
Genre: Science

Most reactions in organic chemistry do not proceed in a single step but rather take several steps to yield the desired product. In the course of these multi-step reaction sequences, short-lived intermediates can be generated that quickly convert into other intermediates, reactants, products or side products. As these intermediates are highly reactive, they cannot usually be isolated, but their existence and structure can be proved by theoretical and experimental methods. Using the information obtained, researchers can better understand the underlying reaction mechanism of a certain organic transformation and thus develop novel strategies for efficient organic synthesis. The chapters are clearly structured and are arranged according to the type of intermediate, providing information on the formation, characterization, stereochemistry, stability, and reactivity of the intermediates. Additionally, representative examples and a problem section with different levels of difficulty are included for self-testing the newly acquired knowledge. By providing a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts, this is a musthave reference for PhD and Master Students in organic chemistry, as well as a valuable source of information for chemists in academia and industry working in the field. It is also ideal as primary or supplementary reading for courses on organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry or analytical chemistry.

Non aqueous Solvents

Author: John R. Chipperfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198502591
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Science

Solvents other than water are used in chemical analysis, chemical manufacturing, and in specialized syntheses. This book covers the principles and uses of non-aqueous solvents at a level suitable for first or second-year undergraduates. The book first discusses the general properties of solvents, and introduces the necessary concepts for making rational choices of solvents for different applications. There is a discussion of the various chemical interactions between solvents and the substances dissolved in them, and how solvents change the course of reactions. The chemistry of 16 common solvents is discussed, emphasizing the advantages and disadvantages of each. The book concludes with an account of the chemistry of molten salts and discusses the use of low melting temperature compounds as synthetic media. The book expands on the brief treatment of non-aqueous solvents given in many textbooks while avoiding the complexities introduced in research treatises. It is the only book currently available that provides an in-depth treatment accessible to undergraduates.

Functional Groups

Author: G. Denis Meakins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UVA:X004005330
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

The characteristic properties of functional groups and the methods for interconverting them are the foundations of organic chemistru central to all first year University organic chemistry courses. This primer will provide an extremely useful introduction to reactions of functional groups in a concise and systematic form.