A first and second year undergraduate organic chemistry textbook,
specifically geared to British and European courses and courses
offerred in better schools in North America. The emphasis is on
clarity and understanding, with very careful explanations of
difficult concepts, many examples related to everyday life, and a
fresh and student-friendly writing style.
Ausstattung/Bilder: 2nd ed. 2012. XXV, 1234 p. w. col. figs.
Abmessung: 279mm x 202mm x 48mm
It is a credit to the authors that a textbook that I have adored for so many years has undergone such a substantial overhaul and yet still retains the features that made it quite so attractive to students in the first place. This is a book that will continue to inspire students of organic chemistry for many years to come. Even if you already have the first edition, I am happy to recommend that you invest in this new version you will not be disappointed. John Hayward, in Chemistry World, December 2012 Review from previous edition This is a book we have all been waiting for! It is based on sound mechanistic reasoning and contains thousands of useful examples for teaching. Its style is approachable and covers both fundamental and more advanced material. Adam Nelson, Lecturer, University of Leeds Review from previous edition Represents a milestone in the field of organic chemistry textbooks... This is the first organic textbook that could be used in some shape or form on almost every organic chemistry course in any UK undergraduate programme... I soon expect to be hearing "You can look it up in Clayden" ringing from lectures and tutorials, and for many years to come. Andrew Boa in The Times Higher Education, 2001
Jonathan Clayden is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester, where he and his research group work on the construction of molecules with defined shapes - in particular those where control of conformation and limitation of flexibility is important. Jonathan was awarded a BA (Natural Sciences) from Churchill College, Cambridge before completing his PhD with Stuart Warren, also at the University of Cambridge. He has been at the University of Manchester since 1994. ; Nick Greeves is the Director of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool. Nick is a Cambridge graduate, obtaining his PhD there in 1986 for work on the stereoselective Horner-Wittig reaction with Stuart Warren. He then held a Harkness Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Stanford University, California, and a Research Fellowship at Cambridge University before joining Liverpool in 1989 where he is currently a Senior Lecturer.; Stuart Warren i
1 What is organic chemistry? 2 Organic structures 3 Determining organic structures 4 Structure of molecules 5 Organic reactions 6 Nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group 7 Delocalization and conjugation 8 Acidity, basicity, and pKa 9 Using organometallic reagents to make C-C bonds 10 Nucleophilic substitution at the carbonyl group 11 Nucleophilic substitution at C=O with loss of carbonyl oxygen 12 Equilibria, rates and mechanisms 13 1H NMR: Proton nuclear magnetic resonance 14 Stereochemistry 15 Nucleophilic substitution at saturated carbon 16 Conformational analysis 17 Elimination reactions 18 Review of spectroscopic methods 19 Electrophilic addition to alkenes 20 Formation and reactions of enols and enolates 21 Electrophilic aromatic substitution 22 Conjugate addition and nucleophilic aromatic substitution 23 Chemoselectivity and protecting groups 24 Regioselectivity 25 Alkylation of enolates 26 Reactions of enolates with carbonyl compounds: the aldol and Claisen reactions 27 Sulfur, silicon and phosphorus in organic chemistry 28 Retrosynthetic analysis 29 Aromatic heterocycles 1: structures and reactions 30 Aromatic heterocycles 2: synthesis 31 Saturated heterocycles and stereoelectronics 32 Stereoselectivity in cyclic molecules 33 Diastereoselectivity 34 Pericyclic reactions 1: cycloadditions 35 Pericyclic reactions 2: sigmatropic and electrocyclic reactions 36 Participation, rearrangement and fragmentation 37 Radical reactions 38 Synthesis and reactions of carbenes 39 Determining reaction mechanisms 40 Organometallic chemistry 41 Asymmetric synthesis 42 Organic chemistry of life 43 Organic chemistry today