Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure.- Stereochemistry, Conformation, and Stereoselectivity.- Structural Effects on Stability and Reactivity.- Nucleophilic Substitution.- Polar Addition and Elimination Reactions.- Carbanions and Other Carbon Nucleophiles.- Addition, Condensation and Substitution Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds.- Aromaticity.- Aromatic Substitution.- Concerted Pericyclic Reactions.- Free Radical Reactions.- Photochemistry.
Francis A. Carey is a native of Pennsylvania, educated in the public schools of Philadelphia, at Drexel University (B.S. in chemistry, 1959), and at Penn State (Ph.D. 1963). Following postdoctoral work at Harvard and military service, he was appointed to the chemistry faculty of the University of Virginia in 1966. Prior to retiring in 2000, he regularly taught the two-semester lecture courses in general chemistry and organic chemistry. With his students, Professor Carey has published over forty research papers in synthetic and mechanistic organic chemistry.
Professor Sundberg is primarily engaged in teaching and chemical education. Along with Francis A. Carey he is the author of "Advanced Organic Chemistry. Professor Sundberg is also interested in synthetic methodology in heterocyclic chemistry and is the author of "Indoles" in the Best Synthetic Methods Series (Academic Press, 1996).
From the reviews of the fifth edition:"Carey and Sundberg had written the most detailed and briliant account in the subject of organic chemistry. ... The book provides an abundance of reaction examples organized in schemes. It makes studying very effective and helpful. ... Advanced undergraduates and graduate students will welcome this new edition and the depth of materials covered." (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, May, 2014)