Preface. Biographical Note. Abbreviations. PART 1. Chapter 1. Localized Chemical Bonding. Chapter 2. Delocalized Chemical Bonding. Chapter 3. Bonding Weaker than Covalent. Chapter 4. Stereochemistry. Chapter 5. Carbocations, Carbanions, Free Radicals, Carbenes, and Nitrenes. Chapter 6. Mechanisms and Methods of Determining Them. Chapter 7. Irradiation Processes in Organic Chemistry. Chapter 8. Acids and Bases. Chapter 9. Effects of Structure on Reactivity. PART 2 Chapter 10. Aliphatic Substitution: Nucleophilic and Organometallic. Chapter 11. Aromatic Substituion, Electrophilic. Chapter 12. Aliphatic, Alkenyl, and Alkynyl Substitution, Electrophilic and Organometallic. Chapter 13. Aromatic Substitution, Nucleophilic and Organometallic. Chapter 14. Substitution Reactions: Free Radicals. Chapter 15. Addition to Carbon-Carbon Multiple Bonds. Chapter 16. Addition to Carbon-Hetero Multiple Bonds. Chapter 17. Eliminations. Chapter 18. Rearrangements. Chapter 19. Oxidations and Reductions. Appendix A. The Literature of Organic Chemistry. Appendix B. Classification of Reactions by Type of Compound Synthesized Indexes. Author Index. Subject Index.
MICHAEL B. SMITH, PhD, is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut. His current research interests include studies towards the total synthesis of pancratistatin and related phenanthridone alkaloids; synthesis and structural verification of bioactive bacterial ceramides; the study of reactions associated with or facilitated by conducting polymers; and, the synthesis of dye-conjugates to target cancerous tumors. Jerry March, PhD, (deceased) was a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.
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