Organic Chemistry: A Mechanistic Approach by Tadashi Okuyama, ISBN-13: 978-0199693276
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Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pap/Psc edition (January 1, 2014)
Organic Chemistry: A Mechanistic Approach provides students with a concise review of the essential concepts underpinning the subject. It combines a focus on core topics and themes with a mechanistic approach to the explanation of the reactions it describes, making it ideal for those looking for a solid understanding of the central themes of organic chemistry.
Opening with a review of chemical bonding and molecular shape and structure, the book then introduces the principal groups of organic compound before exploring the range of reactions they undergo. It retains an emphasis throughout on how and why organic compounds behave in the way they do, with the closing chapter on characterization methods describing how the structure and composition of organic compounds can be studied in practice.
A range of learning features–including full-color art, sidebars, in-text questions, and end-of-chapter problems–helps students to digest and fully understand the concepts being presented.
With an understanding of organic chemistry being central to the study and practice of a range of disciplines, Organic Chemistry is the ideal resource for those studying a one- or two-semester organic chemistry course as part of a broader program of study in the physical and life sciences.
About the Author
Tadashi Okuyama is Professor Emeritus at the University of Hyogo, Japan, where his research has explored organic reaction mechanisms, acid-base catalysis, and heteroatom chemistry. His teaching has included organic chemistry and advanced courses in physical organic chemistry. He has published a number of textbooks in Japanese, and has also translated a number of English language texts for the Japanese market.
Howard Maskill is a Guest Member of Staff in the School of Chemistry at Newcastle University, UK, having retired as Senior Lecturer in 2004. His research explores the mechanism of reactions of organic compounds in solution.
Table of contents:
1: Chemical bonding and molecules
2: Molecular structure and shapes of organic molecules
3: Organic compounds: their functional groups, intermolecular interactions and physical properties
4: Conformation and strain in molecules
5: Conjugation, pi-electrion delocalization, and aromaticity
6: Acids and bases
7: Organic reactions and concept of mechanism
8: Nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group in aldehydes and ketones
9: Nucleophilic substitution of carboxylic acid derivatives
10: Reactions of carbonyl compounds with hydride donors and organometallic reagents
11: Stereochemistry and molecular chirality
12: Nucleophilic substitution reactions of haloalkanes and related compounds
13: Elimination reactions of haloalkanes and related compounds
14: Reactions of alcohols, ethers, thiols, sulfides, and amines
15: Addition reactions of alkenes and alkynes
16: Enolate anions and their reactions
17: Enolate ions, their equivalents and reactions
18: Reactions of nucleophiles with alkenes and aromatic compounds
19: Polycyclic and heterocyclic aromatic compounds
20: Rearrangement reactions
21: Pericyclic reactions: cycloadditions, electrocyclic reactions, and sigmatropic rearrangements
22: Rearrangement reactions involving polar molecules and ions
24: Chemistry of biomolecules
25: Structural determination of organic compounds
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