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Advanced Organic Chemistry: Structure And Mechanism (Part A) was first published in the year 1977, and has been the first choice of individuals who desire to gain a sound understanding of concepts pertaining to organic compounds. Through the course of this book, the authors throw light on the reactivity, synthesis, and structure of organic compounds.
In total, there are 12 chapters present in this book. The chapters include Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure, Free Radical Reactions, Aromatic Substitution, Concerted Pericyclic Reactions, Stereochemistry, Conformation, and Stereoselectivity, Nucleophilic Substitution, Carbanions And Other Carbon Nucleophiles, Photochemistry, Aromaticity, Structural Effects On Stability And Reactivity, Addition, Condensation And Substitution Reactions Of Carbonyl Compounds, and Polar Addition And Elimination Reactions.
In this revised edition, the authors provide the readers with up-to-date information about latest advancements since the year 2001. This book begins by providing the readers with information regarding the fundamentals of kinetic and thermodynamic aspects of reactivity, and stereochemistry. It is important for readers to understand these important concepts, as it is the key to grasping concepts pertaining to cohesive patterns of reactivity in the field of organic chemistry. In this revised edition, the authors expand on the subjects of enantioselectivity and stereoselectivity, packed with examples of catalysts and enantioselective reagents.
Advanced Organic Chemistry: Structure And Mechanism (Part A) is indeed a must-have for students pursuing their undergraduate degree in the field of chemistry, as it provides a solid foundation for the subject. This book is also suitable for instructors, and comes with solutions to each chapter, which are provided online on the companion website.
About The Authors
Francis A. Carey is a well-known author and educator. Apart from this book, Carey has written a number of other books on organic chemistry, and some of them include Organic Chemistry: A Brief Course, and Advanced Organic Chemistry: Part B: Reactions and Synthesis.
Carey hails from Pennsylvania, and he completed his schooling in Philadelphia. He completed his BS degree from Drexel University, studying Chemistry, and earned his doctoral degree from Penn State in the year 1963. Till date, he has published more than 40 research papers in several journals. Carey was also a part of the Committee of Examiners of the Graduate Record Examination in Chemistry, from the year 1993 to 2000.
Richard J. Sundberg is a professor and author. His other books include Advanced Organic Chemistry: Part B: Reactions and Synthesis, Electrophilic Substitution Reactions of Indoles, and The Iboga Alkaloids and their Role as Precursors of Anti-neoplastic Bisindole Catharanthus Alkaloids.
Sundberg completed his BS degree from the State University Of Iowa, followed by a doctoral degree from the University Of Minnesota in the year 1962. He has served as the Department Chair and Associate Dean at the University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry. Sundberg's main area of interest lies in the field of synthetic methodology in heterocyclic chemistry.