Mechanism and Synthesis [With CDROM] (Molecular World #8) (Paperback)

Mechanism and Synthesis [With CDROM] (Molecular World #8) By P. G. Taylor (Editor), Lesley E. Smart (Editor), Giles Clark (Prepared by) Cover Image

Mechanism and Synthesis [With CDROM] (Molecular World #8) (Paperback)

By P. G. Taylor (Editor), Lesley E. Smart (Editor), Giles Clark (Prepared by)


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This book pursues possible strategies for synthesising mainly organic compounds, particularly those of interest to the health sector and related industries. Topics covered include addition reactions of aldehydes and ketones; the use of organometallic reagents to form carbon-carbon bonds (eg Grignard reagents); and radical reactions, including selectivity and chain reactions. Retrosynthetic analysis is introduced as a strategy for developing syntheses, along with biochemical pathways. Mechanism and Synthesis concludes with a Case Study on polymers, which demonstrates how chain reactions can be used to build up useful materials with specific properties, such as contact lenses. The Molecular World series provides an integrated introduction to all branches of chemistry for both students wishing to specialise and those wishing to gain a broad understanding of chemistry and its relevance to the everyday world and to other areas of science. The books, with their Case Studies and accompanying multi-media interactive CD-ROMs, will also provide valuable resource material for teachers and lecturers. (The CD-ROMs are designed for use on a PC running Windows 95, 98, ME or 2000.)
Product Details ISBN: 9780854046959
ISBN-10: 085404695X
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date: September 17th, 2003
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Molecular World

Very stimulating......Excellent support materials for most undergraduate chemistry courses.