This book is comprised of a series of exercises in synthetic organic chemistry based around recently published syntheses. Each exercise gives a reference to the original work, a synthetic scheme in which either structures or reagents have been omitted, a series of questions on the exercise, and in most cases references to related literature and useful reviews. The exercises are designed to provide challenges for people with a wide range of backgrounds, from undergraduates to academic staff and industrial group leaders, and they enable readers to increase their vocabulary of synthetic transformations. Taking a novel approach, this volume encourages active participation; instead of absorbing standard strategies, readers are asked to propose solutions to set problems. The exercises are ideal for group discussions in organic chemistry.
`Ghiron and Thomas have produced a very good set of synthetic chemistry problems which are ideally suited for group discussions. The problems should challenge and stimulate synthetic organic chemists of varying abilities and I am certain that my research group will have many thought provoking discussions based upon the problems provided in this book.' Mike Shipman, University of Exeter, Synthesis, October 1997
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 1st February 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 21.59 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.38