All the basic principles of the field of aromatic chemistry are clearly presented in this important account. Many compounds of industrial and biological significance are used as examples with consideration given to structure, reactions, and properties. Topics such as thermodynamic versus kinetic control and pericyclic reactions are also introduced. In addition to benzene and the classes of aromatic compounds derived from it, the text covers polycyclic arenes, and the small and large ring systems which are embraced by the wider definition of aromaticity. The text will be especially useful for courses in organic chemistry.
`treatment is authoritative ... could usefully supplement a first or second year degree course of lectures'
Aslib Book List, Vol. 58, No. 2, February 1993
'The text is well organised, clearly presented and concise, and allows the reader readily to gain an appreciation and understanding of the subject material. The Oxford Chemistry Primers aim to provide students with self-contained, clear, concise, and straightforward accounts of essential topics in organic chemistry. In my view the present text fulfils these aims admirably ... it represents very good value and is to be highly recommended.'
'well written with a design format which is easy to follow ... The numerous diagrams used throughout the texts are clear, concise and informative. A good reading material for first year organic chemistry stuents and good value for money.'
N. Peerzada, Chemistry in Australia - March 1994
2: Addition versus electrophilic substitution reactions
3: Orientation of substitution in benzene derivatives
5: Aromatic nitroso and nitro compounds
6: Sulphonic acids and their derivatives
8: Aromatic alcohols
9: Aromatic aldehydes, acids, and derivatives
10: Polycyclic arenes
11: Small and large ring systems