3rd Edition

Organic Chemist's Desk Reference

By Caroline Cooper, Rupert Purchase Copyright 2018
    314 Pages 215 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    314 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Launched in 1995 as a companion to the Dictionary of Organic Compounds, the Organic Chemist’s Desk Reference has been essential reading for laboratory chemists who need a succinct guide to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of organic chemistry — the literature, nomenclature, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, hazard information, and laboratory data. This third edition reflects changes in the dissemination of chemical information, revisions to chemical nomenclature, and the adoption of new techniques in NMR spectroscopy, which have taken place since publication of the last edition in 2011. Organic chemistry embraces many other disciplines — from material sciences to molecular biology — whose practitioners will benefit from the comprehensive but concise information brought together in this book. Extensively revised and updated, this new edition contains the very latest data that chemists need access to for experimentation and research.

    The Organic Chemistry Literature
    Abstracting and Other Current Awareness Services
    Principal Electronic Dictionaries and Chemical Compound Databases
    Reference Works and Review Series
    Patent Literature on the Web

    Primary Journals
    Electronic Sources for Chemistry Journals
    Leading Publishers of Chemistry Journals and Chemical Information

    Nomenclature Fundamentals
    IUPAC Nomenclature
    General Principles of Nomenclature
    Chemical Abstracts (CAS) Nomenclature
    Types of Name
    Constructing a Systematic Name
    Azo and Azoxy Compounds
    Tautomeric Compounds
    Nomenclature Algorithms

    Nomenclature of Ring Systems
    Ring Systems (General)
    Bridged Ring Systems
    Heterocyclic Ring Systems
    Spiro Compounds
    Ring Assemblies
    Ring Fusion Names

    The Sequence Rule: R and S
    Graphical and Textual Representations of Stereochemistry
    Chiral Molecules with No Centres of Chirality
    E and Z
    The d,l-System
    Descriptors and Terms Used in Stereochemistry

    Graphical Representation of Organic Compounds
    Zigzag Natta Projection

    Structure and Nomenclature of Some Individual Classes of Compounds
    Alditols and Cyclitols
    Amino Acids and Peptides
    Nucleotides and Nucleosides
    Organoboron Compounds
    Organophosphorus (and Organoarsenic) Compounds
    Labelled Compounds

    Infrared and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy
    Infrared Spectroscopy
    Ultraviolet Spectroscopy

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    Common Nuclei Used in NMR
    Chemical Shift Data
    Coupling Constants
    Modern NMR Techniques for Structural Elucidation of Small Molecules
    Determination of Structure by a Combination of IR and NMR

    Mass Spectrometry
    Ionisation Techniques and Mass Spectrometer Systems
    Interpreting Mass Spectra and Molecular Mass
    Sample Introduction and Solvent Systems for Electrospray Mass Spectrometry
    Common Adducts and Contaminants in Mass Spectra
    MALDI Matrices
    Fragment Ions and Neutral Losses
    Natural Abundance and Isotopic Masses of Selected Isotopes and Nuclear Particles
    Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms Commonly Used in Mass Spectrometry

    Crystallographic Point Groups
    Space Groups
    Reciprocal Lattice
    Examples of Organic Crystals
    CIF Data Format
    Bragg’s Law and the X-ray Spectrum
    Crystal Specimen Preparation for X-ray Analysis

    Chemical Hazard Information for the Laboratory
    Hazard and Risk Assessment
    Physical and Reactive Chemical Hazards
    Health Hazards of Chemicals
    Handling and Storage of Chemicals
    Hazardous Reaction Mixtures
    Disposal of Chemicals
    Peroxide-Forming Chemicals
    Reactive Inorganic Reagents Including Strong Acids and Bases
    COSHH Assessments for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory
    Further Literature Sources of Hazard Information

    Abbreviations and Acronyms for Reagents and Protecting Groups in Organic Chemistry

    Glossary of Miscellaneous Terms and Techniques Used in Nomenclature, Including Colloquial Terms

    Representation of Organic Compounds: Molecular Formulae, CAS Registry Numbers and Linear Notations
    Molecular Formulae
    CAS Registry Numbers
    Simplified Molecular-Input Line-Entry System

    Laboratory Data and SI Units
    Buffer Solutions
    Acid and Base Dissociation Constants
    Resolving Agents
    Freezing Mixtures
    Materials Used for Heating Baths
    Drying Agents
    Properties of Common Gases
    Pressure–Temperature Nomograph
    SI Units
    Further Reading on SI Units

    German–English Dictionary
    Russian and Greek Alphabets



    Cooper, Caroline; Purchase, Rupert

    "This is the third edition of an extremely useful book which fully lives up to its title. The authors are to be congratulated on producing an extremely useful reference book which will be of value not just to the organic chemist but also to all those in disciplines ranging from materials science to biological, environmentaland medical sciences. I can strongly recommend this book. Its ‘migratoryaptitude’ from the desk of its owner will be high."

    — James Hanson, Science Progress (2018)/ 101(1), 92-94