This book illustrates and teaches the finer details of the tactics and strategies employed in the synthesis of organic molecules. As well as providing model answers to the problems, the book discusses, in detail, the reasons why particular strategies are chosen, and why, in given circumstances, alternative methods or routes may or may not be appropriate. As such it could be used as a stand alone volume for the teaching of organic chemistry with a modern and appropriate emphasis on synthesis. Extensive cross referencing to Principles of Organic Synthesis allows the two books to be used as companion volumes.
Chemical Thermodynamics. Molecular Structure. Chemical Kinetics. Mechanism. Stereochemistry. Formation of Carbon-carbon Bonds. Formation of Aliphatic Carbon-carbon Bonds. Pericyclic Reactions. Formation of Aliphatic Carbon-nitrogen Bonds. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution. Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution. Aromatic Diazonium Salts. Molecular Rearrangements. Reagents Containing Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon or Boron. Photochemical Reactions. Free-radical Reactions. Organotransition Metal Reagents. Oxidation. Reduction. The Syntheses of Five- and Six-membered Heterocyclic Compounds. The Syntheses of Some Naturally Occurring Compounds.