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Organic Chemistry

An Acid-Base Approach, 1st Edition

By Michael B. Smith

CRC Press

1,592 pages

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Based on the premise that many, if not most, reactions in organic chemistry can be explained by variations of fundamental acid-base concepts, Organic Chemistry: An Acid-Base Approach provides a framework for understanding the subject that goes beyond mere memorization. The individual steps in many important mechanisms rely on acid-base reactions, a

Table of Contents

Introduction. Bonding. Alkanes, Isomers, and an Introduction to Nomenclature. Functional Groups. Acids, Bases, Nucleophiles, and Electrophiles. Chemical Reactions, Bond Energy, and Kinetics. Rotamers and Conformation. Stereoisomers: Chirality, Enantiomers, and Diastereomers. Acid-Base Reactions of p-Bonds. Nucleophiles: Lewis Base-Like Reactions at sp3 Carbon. Base-Induced Elimination Reactions. Substitution and Elimination Reactions Can Compete. Spectroscopic Methods of Identification. Organometallic Reagents. Carbonyl Compounds: Structure, Nomenclature, Reactivity. Oxidation. Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones. Reduction. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives and Acyl Substitution. Aromatic Compounds and Benzene Derivatives. Enolate Anions: Acyl Addition and Acyl Substitution. Difunctional Molecules: Dienes and Conjugated Carbonyl. Compounds.Difunctional Molecules: Pericyclic Reactions. Disconnections and Synthesis. Heteroaromatic Compounds. Multifunctional Compounds: Amino Acids and Peptides. Multifunctional Compounds: Carbohydrates. Index.

About the Author

Michael B. Smith is a professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, at Storrs. His research interests focus on the identification of bioactive lipids from the dental pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis, exploration of the use of conducting polymers as a neutral reaction medium for chemical transformations, development of fluorescent probes for the detection of cancerous tumors, and the synthesis of phenanthridone alkaloids. He is also the author of volumes 6-12 of the Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods and coauthor of the fifth and sixth editions and upcoming seventh edition of March's Advanced Organic Chemistry. He is the author of the first, second, and upcoming third edition of Organic Synthesis, as well as several monographs. Dr. Smith received his PhD in organic chemistry from Purdue University in 1977.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic