Organic Chemistry

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Cengage Learning, Apr 18, 2011 - Science - 1296 pages
Providing a modern introduction to organic chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, health, and the biological sciences, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, Sixth Edition, is both student-friendly and cutting-edge and incorporates the latest advances in the field. Professors Brown, Iverson, and Anslyn have all won teaching awards at their respective schools, and they use their skills to build upon the text's hallmarks of unified mechanistic themes, focused problem-solving, use of applied problems from the pharmaceutical field, and unrivaled visuals. Thoroughly updated throughout, the book offers numerous biological examples for premed students, a wide range of in-text learning tools, and integration with the OWL for Organic Chemistry homework and tutorial system, which now includes an interactive multimedia eBook. In this edition, to help students understand reaction mechanisms, the authors offset reaction mechanisms in a stepwise fashion and now emphasize similarities between related mechanisms using just four different characteristics: breaking a bond, making a new bond, adding a proton and taking a proton away. Numerous resources help ensure student success in the course, including a running margin glossary, a mini in-text study guide, and more in-chapter examples than any other text on the market. Emphasizing how-to skills, this edition is packed with challenging synthesis problems, medicinal chemistry problems, and unique roadmap problems.
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A colorful and fantastic book on Organic Chemistry that has helped me many times in my degree. It breaks complex concepts down into bite sized parts and uses a lot of diagrams to get these concepts across more clearly. I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone doing any chemistry related degree. 


Covalent Bonding and Shapes of Molecules
Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
Stereoisomerism and Chirality
Acids and Bases
Alkenes Bonding Nomenclature and Properties
Reactions of Alkenes
Carboxylic Acids
Functional Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids
Enolate Anions and Enamines
Dienes Conjugated Systems and Pericyclic Reactions
Benzene and the Concept of Aromaticity
Reactions of Benzene and Its Derivatives
Catalytic CarbonCarbon Bond Formation

Haloalkanes Halogenation and Radical Reactions
Nucleophilic Substitution and βElimination
Ethers Epoxides and Sulfides
Infrared Spectroscopy
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Mass Spectrometry
An Introduction to Organometallic Compounds
Aldehydes and Ketones
Amino Acids and Proteins
Nucleic Acids
Organic Polymer Chemistry

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William H. Brown is emeritus professor of chemistry at Beloit College, where he was twice named Teacher of the Year. His teaching responsibilities include organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, and, more recently, special topics in pharmacology and drug synthesis. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University under the direction of Gilbert Stork and did postdoctoral work at California Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona.

Christopher S. Foote received his B.S. in 1957 from Yale University and his Ph.D. in 1962 from Harvard University. His scholarly credits include Sloan Fellow 1965-1967; Guggenheim Fellow 1967-1968; ACS Baekland Award, 1975; ACS Cope Scholar, 1994; Southern California Section ACS Tolman Medal, 1996; President, American Society for Photobiology, 1988-1989; and Senior Editor, ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH. He was Professor of Chemistry at UCLA.

Brent L. Iverson received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1982 and currently teaches at University of Texas, Austin. He is a distinguished teacher and respected researcher. Iverson's research group has developed methods for recombinant antibody or enzyme cloning and has directed its evolution. In collaboration with the Georgiou group, he pioneered a novel E. coli surface expression/FACS selection technology that has allowed the group to enhance antibody affinity.

Eric Anslyn received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and is the Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. Anslyn's research focuses on the physicals and bioorganic chemistry of synthetic and natural receptors and catalysts.

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